Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Sep 15, 2016
For some two-year institutions, public and mass transportation options, or the lack thereof, can be the difference in whether a student attends and stays in college.

Surveys

April 8, 2016 -- Inside Higher Ed's second Survey of Community College Presidents finds them divided over whether free two-year programs will be adopted in their states and worried about the direction of debt-free-college conversations.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. Download a copy of the report.

On Wednesday, May 4, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions in a free webinar. View the webinar.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of community college presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Hobsons, Jenzabar and rSmart.

Booklets

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.

Blogs

Confessions of a Community College Dean
September 25, 2016 - 9:05pm

An opportunity for community colleges.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
September 22, 2016 - 3:34am

Accreditors and their limited tools.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
September 22, 2016 - 9:14pm

Star Trek, job security, movies and a future author.

Archive

August 13, 2008
Lack of two-year institution in Washington frustrates educators, but they don't agree on how to get one up and running.
August 6, 2008
Proposed legislation would allow recipients to count up to 2 years of postsecondary education as "work," up from the current limit of 1 year.
August 4, 2008

It is well-established that the higher education work force is aging, particularly in the upper/senior ranks of both faculty and administrators. And that higher education as an industry isn’t particularly well-equipped to purposefully prepare the next generation of leaders.

July 31, 2008
Analysis of 100,000 students in Florida finds they make some progress, but only in limited areas, raising questions about the expenses involved.
July 17, 2008
Research released in new book argues that a set of nuanced issues -- such as assignments that take female professors away from scholarly inquiry -- limit their advancement.
July 14, 2008

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday signed legislation that raises the limit on how much individual part-time faculty members can work at any one community college from 60 percent to 67 percent of a full-time professor's load.

July 11, 2008
Some two-year institutions are introducing capstone courses, long used at four-year liberal arts colleges, to culminate the community college experience.
July 9, 2008
As more states and employers embrace Career Readiness Certificates, many community colleges shift role in job training and adopt new forms of testing.
July 8, 2008

Tuition usually goes helps to pay faculty salaries. But at California's Santa Ana College, some professors are paying their students' tuition.

July 2, 2008
A Tennessee community college is offering students the option of maintaining full-time status by taking classes only on Fridays.

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