Survey of community college leaders reveals skepticism on implementing a national free tuition plan. Presidents support relatively new initiatives such as structured pathways and stackable credentials.
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.
A shift in control.
The need for timely information.
At a time that community colleges are under growing pressure to collect and analyze data to improve what they do, their capabilities in institutional research are far behind where they should be, according to a new report.
John Around Him is a student in the Bunker Hill Community College English class that was the subject of Wick Sloane's last column. The class focuses on writing as a skill to manage your own destiny -- a job letter, for example, or a memorandum to make something happen.
I’m not sure what is meant by professionalism. I suppose it has something to do with knowing what you are supposed to know on the job. Nobody wants an amateur hair cut. But then, some professional athletes behave very unprofessionally and seem to have little concern for excellence or the level of their performances. Some professionals provide tangible services others need, and they have the tools (intellectual and materiel) to get the job done. Of course, they have skills which a relatively few possess.
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