Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Mar 22, 2017
Republican-dominated Washington wants more occupational job training as an alternative to college degrees. But higher education will remain the federal government’s primary job-training system, albeit one experts say could use a reboot.

Surveys

March 10, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2017 Survey of College and University Presidents was conducted in conjunction with Gallup.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

On March 28 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed Editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman will present a free webinar on the results and take your questions. Sign up here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Cengage, Helix Education, Intellus Learning, Jenzabar, Rowan University and Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

Booklets

March 21, 2017 -- Our latest print-on-demand compilation, "Lifelong Learning Through Alternative Credentials," can be downloaded, free, here.

We invite you to sign up here for a free webinar on the themes of the booklet on Tuesday, April 11, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

The compilation was made possible in part by the advertising support of Trilogy Education Services.

Blogs

Confessions of a Community College Dean
March 22, 2017 - 9:05pm

Do reverse transfer agreements encourage students to leave early?

Confessions of a Community College Dean
March 21, 2017 - 8:38pm

A question still relevant after 10 years.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
March 20, 2017 - 9:12pm

The pros and cons of letting students decide.

 

Archive

January 22, 2009
Study suggests that low-income students get bigger payoff from practical credentials than some two-year degrees -- and shows value of data produced by state unit record systems.
January 20, 2009
Some community colleges in Michigan see losses in contracts, programs and students -- at time state budget has little to offer.
January 19, 2009
The problem with remedial education at community colleges may not be the courses, but the sequences -- and how students progress (or never do), study suggests.
January 14, 2009
Study suggests performance-based grants, supplementing traditional aid, help low-income students succeed in community college compared to those who get just need-based funds.
December 18, 2008
In midst of budget crisis, New Jersey lawmakers vote to limit access to popular college aid programs and to require some grant recipients to pick up more of tuition tab.
December 15, 2008
Students aren't flocking to programs to cram a full courseload in one day, but the ability to be on campus just two days a week may have staying power.
December 5, 2008
Some community colleges are waiving tuition for the unemployed, as their numbers grow nationwide.
December 3, 2008
Kentucky community college system leaders have plan to eliminate traditional job security for all new faculty hires.
December 2, 2008
After years of planning, Borough of Manhattan Community College is decontaminating, demolishing and rebuilding one of its marquee buildings damaged by debris from World Trade Center 7.
November 24, 2008
Board issues plan to adopt "Academic Bill of Rights," end faculty control of curriculum, and give trustees authority over student newspaper content and outside speakers.

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