Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Apr 16, 2015
When universities that are sports powerhouses appoint presidents with little experience in intercollegiate athletics, new leaders face a steep learning curve.

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
April 23, 2015 - 3:44am

Students already have the option of low-cost courses at community colleges -- with instructors who can provide feedback.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
April 23, 2015 - 9:58pm

Looking at the motives.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
April 21, 2015 - 10:23pm

Facing up to a contradiction.

 

Archive

April 7, 2014

While rate of enrollment growth slows, it is still going up at two-year institutions, even as number of students overall declines at many institutions. MOOC skepticism is evident.

April 4, 2014

Should serving as the provost of a school that closed amid state investigations disqualify one to lead a community college?

 

March 24, 2014

Accreditor responds to Alamo Colleges professors' concerns about a new core curriculum course inspired by The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

March 19, 2014

Community college students who transfer to a four-year institution have good odds of earning a bachelor's degree, new research finds, unless they lose credits in the transfer process.

March 7, 2014

New Stanford programs aim to give computer science students a boost -- by adding arts and humanities.

March 5, 2014

Ending late registration for courses may help more community college students get to graduation, but it also challenges deeply held views about student access, and can hurt enrollment levels.

March 4, 2014

While many liberal arts colleges love these intense periods for nontraditional study, Doane has decided that this year's was the last.

February 11, 2014

Replacing a required humanities course with a class based on the popular self-help book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has faculty up in arms at one community college.

February 7, 2014

In an unusual move for a community college, Wake Tech is offering some faculty traditional professor ranks -- and raises.

February 6, 2014

Politicians in three states want two years of tuition-free community college. Higher education experts welcome the attention, but worry about unintended consequences.

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