Community Colleges

Community Colleges
May 19, 2015
Suburban Chicago's College of DuPage has a long history of conflict and scandal, particularly ones involving its Board of Trustees and presidents.

Surveys

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.

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
May 26, 2015 - 11:16pm

Language choices and budget choices.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 25, 2015 - 9:34pm

Cultural mores of the upper class and getting ahead.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 22, 2015 - 3:47am

A shift in control.

 

Archive

March 27, 2007
At community colleges, those who teach writing have far more students per semester than may be educationally sound, survey finds.
March 22, 2007
Complaints about federal measures are valid, study finds, but dealing with issues raised by the complaints has little relative impact.
March 14, 2007

Classes at the Community College of Philadelphia were suspended indefinitely Tuesday morning as picketers gathered at building entrances for the start of a faculty and staff strike.

March 9, 2007

I’m in my 29th year of community college work -- nearly three decades of completed service and the happy land of defined benefit retirement compose the visible diptych on my life-line horizon. For most of my career, I have taught introductory English and composition.

March 8, 2007
Constant state and local dollars for public colleges rose in 2006, but five-year picture points to underlying financial problems.
March 7, 2007

As most of American higher education has over time abandoned the idea that the best way to ensure access to college is by keeping tuitions low, California has clung to the principle as it was laid out in the state's 1960 master plan for higher education. To this day, students at its community colleges pay by far the country's lowest "fees" (a phrase the state uses in lieu of tuition).

February 21, 2007
Indiana U. takes close look at program to award degrees for 3 years of community college work and 1 year of online courses.
February 2, 2007
Researchers say California policies on community colleges, with focus on access, have inadvertently built barriers to degree completion.
January 24, 2007

At Minnesota’s Hibbing Community College, football stats tell a tale but, as surely as looking at rushing yards without passing could slant any analysis, here too are numbers most meaningful when read in formation:

December 20, 2006
State and local community college panels in North Carolina tangle over a range of oversight issues.

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