Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Aug 30, 2016
Will merger with Georgia State U, a completion rate success story, boost the rock-bottom graduation rates of two-year Georgia Perimeter College?

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 30, 2016 - 3:30am

How the Chicago debate differs from the realities of a community college student body.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
August 30, 2016 - 9:04pm

“How many students does a section need to have to run?”  

Confessions of a Community College Dean
August 28, 2016 - 9:04pm

A choice -- with risks either way -- for community college students.

Archive

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.
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.

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