Community Colleges

Community Colleges
May 29, 2015
After seeing its majors drop, Stanford's political science department overhauls the undergraduate major, focusing less on specialization and more on issues students care about. Could other departments be next?

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
May 28, 2015 - 9:46pm
Whether to be a team player.
 
Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 27, 2015 - 8:55pm

Making baseball memories.

 

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 26, 2015 - 11:16pm

Language choices and budget choices.

Archive

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.
May 9, 2006
TV station owned by Calif. 2-year college says fine for airing Martin Scorsese documentary could chill free speech.
May 5, 2006

For years, education experts have been saying that community colleges offer an underutilized path in higher education. States spend less money per student there and tuition is much lower. The institutions' emphasis on teaching and on recruiting low-income and minority students means that they reach and graduate many students overlooked by flagships or who can't afford them. While many efforts in recent years have tried to ease transfer from two- to four-year institutions, elite colleges haven't always been part of the equation.

May 4, 2006
First Latino chancellor of community college district resigns after 3 years -- amid disputes over what went wrong.
April 26, 2006
Officials want to upgrade "2+2" vocational programs to  more sophisticated collaborations between secondary and postsecondary ed.
April 25, 2006
Some community colleges believe that focus on retention sets bar too low -- and some long-accepted practices need rethinking.
April 24, 2006
Paula M. Krebs and Mary Krebs Flaherty — sisters who work at very different institutions — trade perspectives on what it means when your classroom is full, and when it isn't.

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