Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Apr 25, 2016
As Arizona institutions continue to struggle with deep cuts to state funding, some wonder why on-campus 'freedom centers' funded by the Charles Koch Foundation could get $5 million grant.

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
April 28, 2016 - 3:30am

When professors meet future students.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
April 26, 2016 - 9:34pm

What do you do when a tenured professor is an addict?  

Confessions of a Community College Dean
April 25, 2016 - 9:19pm

A subway system and community colleges.

 

Archive

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.
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.

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