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 16, 2015 - 3:48am

Explaining structural racism.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
April 15, 2015 - 4:05am

Leaderships styles matter.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
April 14, 2015 - 3:45am

The "honest broker" intervention.

 

Archive

June 22, 2006

Community college graduation rates are low -- in some cases abysmally so. And as the push grows to hold colleges accountable for their students’ academic success, some leaders of two-year institutions have expressed concern that the low completion rates could make the colleges appear ineffective.

But a study released Wednesday by the Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics offers some evidence to back up the argument of some community college officials that the institutions do pretty well with those who actually want to earn a degree.

June 20, 2006

Heading into the summer term at Los Angeles Mission College, officials prepared for a potential influx of students by adding 13 for-credit sections to the schedule.

About a week into classes, the college is instead in subtraction mode, having already cancelled many of the sections with the realization that students are staying away from campus in droves.

June 19, 2006

Study documents the increasing difficulty of transferring to elite private institutions from community colleges.

June 8, 2006

Professors at Pasadena City College rally behind colleague who lost job protection after bipolar breakdown.

June 7, 2006

Voters approve hundreds of millions of dollars in projects at community colleges -- and reject measures in several districts.

June 2, 2006

NSF panel members are stunned to find impact of community colleges in producing math and science graduates.

May 31, 2006

Community colleges urged to rethink how they find professors -- and how they structure search committees.

May 31, 2006

When it comes to endowments, most colleges don't tell students and alumni how they spend funds, survey finds.

May 30, 2006

Community colleges find that intense programs make a difference on retention and academic performance -- particularly for minority students.

May 22, 2006

Modest bonuses improve academic success for community college students with significant need, study finds.

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