Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Sep 23, 2015
Colleges with air traffic control programs lose students as result of changes in hiring preferences. Is federal agency ignoring need for higher education for those in a role that is essential to safety?


April 17, 2015 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2015 Survey of Community College Presidents explored the views of two-year-college leaders on a range of timely topics. The study was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup.

Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On Thursday, May 28, at 2 p.m. EDT, Inside Higher Ed editors will analyze the survey's findings and answer readers' questions in a free webinar. To register, please click here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of two-year-college presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Hobsons and Jenzabar.


The Quest for Student Success at Community Colleges is Inside Higher Ed's latest compilation of articles.

As with other such print-on-demand booklets, the compilation groups together pieces that explore different strategies used by faculty members and institutions -- and efforts to track their success.

The booklet is free and you may download a copy here.

And you may sign up here for a free webinar on Wednesday, March 25, at 2 p.m. Eastern about the themes of the booklet.

This booklet was made possible in part through the advertising support of ETS.


Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 7, 2015 - 3:39am

What can, or should, a department do when it knows one of its own isn’t getting it done?


Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 7, 2015 - 9:31pm

Degree choices and career choices.


Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 6, 2015 - 3:42am

A hyper-individualized vision of higher ed, and a vision based on the public good.



October 16, 2007
A ballot initiative in California seeks to modify the funding formula for community colleges, but some question whether it would compound budget problems.
October 3, 2007
At Virginia's Lord Fairfax Community College -- and 2-year colleges all over -- a newfound focus on alumni affairs and fund raising is changing the job description.
September 26, 2007

At first glance, the process seems to be working as intended. Students enter work force development programs looking to begin or jump-start a career. Many are sought after, recruited and leave with a job.

But in some cases, the offers come shortly after the students begin their programs, meaning that they haven’t had a chance to earn a certificate or associate degree. This, educators worry, prevents students from reaching their long term career goals.

September 14, 2007
Trustees at a California community college vote to expand health coverage to all board members -- but faculty and staff, many without benefits, voice dissent.
September 14, 2007
New Jersey governor signs a law mandating that the state's four-year public institutions fully accept credits from completed associate degrees.
September 13, 2007

In Florida, where budget shortfalls are hitting higher education particularly hard, the public universities are going to battle with the Legislature over the power to raise tuition and freeze freshman enrollment.

August 27, 2007
Kevin Carey, who created a rating system, writes that the data are instructive and comparisons are valuable.
August 21, 2007
As debate grows over whether students are adding and dropping too many classes, study of L.A. community college district offers in-depth look at data.
August 20, 2007
Washington Monthly, known for ratings that tweak U.S. News, devises formula to pick top two-year colleges -- and methodology is promptly attacked.
August 13, 2007
New Education Department analysis illustrates significant ways that categories of two-year colleges differ on faculty and demographics.


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