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 - 3:30am

The many benefits of summer courses at community colleges.

 

 

Archive

June 18, 2007
At Florida's community colleges, research finds that study-skills courses improve retention.
June 8, 2007

Latino students are more likely than others to start their college educations at community colleges. A new report from California documents the difficulties many of those students have moving on to four-year institutions and draws attention to the long-term impact low transfer rates could have on Latino degree achievement.

May 29, 2007
Governor nixes plan to give research universities power to increase historically low rates, and freezes rates statewide.
May 24, 2007
Voters, overcoming aversion to new taxes, agree to create first 2-year institution in Boise, now nation's largest metro area without one.
May 23, 2007
A college with 60 percent female enrollments looks for ways to narrow the gender gap.
May 22, 2007
Study finds that male and female community college administrators are more alike today than they were 20 years ago.
May 21, 2007
Kentucky community colleges find benefits from teaching their instructors about learning.
May 21, 2007

At a time that community colleges are under growing pressure to collect and analyze data to improve what they do, their capabilities in institutional research are far behind where they should be, according to a new report.

May 14, 2007

John Around Him is a student in the Bunker Hill Community College English class that was the subject of Wick Sloane's last column. The class focuses on writing as a skill to manage your own destiny -- a job letter, for example, or a memorandum to make something happen.

May 8, 2007
Is a professor about to lose his job for sharing George Washington's words with his colleagues?

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