Community Colleges

Community Colleges
May 26, 2016
More community colleges are moving away from relying on placement exams alone to figure out whether incoming students need remediation, but establishing a substitute system can be tricky.

Surveys

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 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman will analyze the findings and answer readers' questions in a free webinar. Register for 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
May 26, 2016 - 9:31pm

Community colleges as relevant to all.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 24, 2016 - 9:14pm

Wrong problem. Wrong solution.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 23, 2016 - 9:11pm

Which books to display ....

Archive

February 11, 2008
As hundreds of presidents gather for American Council on Education meeting, one of their own delivers sharp critique of the way higher ed treats the 2-year sector.
February 6, 2008
Proposal -- on which higher ed in the state was split -- would have set aside funds for 2-year institutions and cut tuition. Universities feared impact on their budgets.
January 30, 2008
New federal rule relaxes 2006 restrictions on student welfare recipients -- including stipulation on supervised homework -- but experts say barriers to access remain.
January 29, 2008
In statewide effort, community colleges in California experiment with new models for "basic skills" instruction and student services.
January 24, 2008
Officials at Maricopa Community Colleges say they aren't interested in investor's $400 million offer for institution's online operation.
January 23, 2008
We may find out: Maricopa officials entertain entrepreneur's $400 million-plus offer to take Rio Salado's online operations into the private sector, which would be unprecedented.
January 14, 2008
Community colleges in California push to get funding set aside -- as state budget crunch may freeze the fund from which they want the set-aside.
January 14, 2008
NEH will make some grants more flexible for 2-year institutions, in effort to encourage applications, which lag those from four-year institutions.
January 11, 2008
Spending on colleges grew 7.5% for 2008, the largest percentage hike in a decade, but deficits in many states suggest tighter years are ahead. New California budget plan worries educators.
January 3, 2008
Minnesota community college attracts controversy for tailoring its meditation space to Muslim students' needs.

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