Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Aug 19, 2016
New report notes wide variation in the way states support community colleges, even if none of them are providing enough money.

Surveys

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.

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
August 25, 2016 - 3:30am

When good leaders stay on too long.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
August 23, 2016 - 3:30am

Important discussions about overlooked issues.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
August 23, 2016 - 9:15pm

The challenge of public statements when there isn't enough money.

Archive

May 1, 2008
Seeing potential niche, Tiffin U., a private institution in Ohio, starts two-year distance education college, hoping to build transfer market.
April 29, 2008
Initiative aims to create and evaluate material, while also assessing the viability of the open access model.
April 17, 2008
More than a million students are enrolled in two-year institutions that choose not to participate in the federal loan program, report finds, leaving them to incur riskier forms of debt.
April 8, 2008
With demand for online courses increasing, some two-year colleges seek ways to boost retention among distance learners.
April 8, 2008
While educators see the value in low fees, they get challenged by a trustee who thinks it's fine for students to pay.
April 7, 2008
Community colleges consider how they can enroll and graduate a particularly vulnerable population.
April 7, 2008
While Blackboard dominates course-management market at 2-year colleges, more institutions are looking elsewhere.
April 4, 2008

The problem “too big to be seen” is what I signed on for here. I won a fellowship to write a series about equity for half the 20 million students in college in the U.S. today. My half is the 11.5 million at the 1,195 two-year campuses called community colleges. At the last meeting for my fellowship, Henry Braun of ETS and Boston College, an author of America’s Perfect Storm -- Three Forces Changing Our Nation’s Future, explained how continued failure to deal with divergent skill distributions, the changing economy, and demographic trends may destroy the whole nation.

March 21, 2008

The “perfect 60” is that elusive combination of community college credits that would, without exception, transfer, counting toward general education and major requirements alike at a California State University campus.

March 11, 2008
In-depth study at Kingsborough Community College suggests the potential impact of "learning communities" to get more students doing college-level work.

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