Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Oct 18, 2016
Some educators see other factors besides a recovering economy as a reasons why their enrollments are low.


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.


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 24, 2016 - 9:57pm

When student and college differ on what constitutes success.


Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 23, 2016 - 9:42pm

When good intentions aren't enough and student success is at risk.


Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 13, 2016 - 3:30am

Guided pathways with multiple destinations.



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.
June 19, 2008
Report reviews strategies on recruitment, retention among other issues.
June 17, 2008
The University of Phoenix came to dominate professional education for adults. Now its online two-year degree granting arm has grown to more than 100,000 enrollments.
June 17, 2008
A college official charged with making sure faculty degrees are legitimate finds himself doubting the legitimacy of his own doctorate.
June 17, 2008
Structural barriers contribute to low success rates for students in basic skills courses in California community colleges, new report says.


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