Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Jun 12, 2018
The biggest and perhaps least likely state to try performance funding will tie billions of dollars for community colleges to measures of student success, a plan faculty groups say will punish students and colleges.
May 09, 2018
The mostly online Rio Salado College pushes back on a critique of its graduation rates, while nonprofit colleges may be feeling more heat about their results amid the collapse of for-profits.

Surveys

The role of the community college president is evolving as two-year leaders say they're facing financial, enrollment and completion challenges in Inside Higher Ed's fourth annual survey.

Booklets

March 21, 2017 -- Our latest print-on-demand compilation, "Lifelong Learning Through Alternative Credentials," can be downloaded, free, here.

We invite you to sign up here for a free webinar on the themes of the booklet on Tuesday, April 11, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

The compilation was made possible in part by the advertising support of Trilogy Education Services.

Blogs

Confessions of a Community College Dean
June 17, 2018 - 9:08pm

Perspectives on jobs in and out of academe.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
June 14, 2018 - 3:05am

Dealing with the gender gap.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
June 14, 2018 - 10:22pm

Chicago's decision; course placement; a milestone.

 

Archive

October 10, 2008

And four other questions about the community college puzzle that Wick Sloane, after 18 months in the trenches, still can’t answer.

October 10, 2008

In what the president calls a “good symbiotic relationship,” Mount Wachusett Community College, in Massachusetts, has leased 10 acres, at no charge, to a nonprofit organization constructing the Northeast Veteran Training & Rehabilitation Center on its campus.

October 9, 2008

Two-year and four-year programs, long at loggerheads, show increased signs of a willingness to collaborate.

October 8, 2008
Hudson Valley finds that combining and coordinating various student services yields unusually high retention rate.
October 3, 2008
A slate of candidates wins a student government election at a community college and uses its bully pulpit to take a stand against same-sex marriage.
October 1, 2008

Almost half of students enrolled in public colleges attend two-year institutions, whose role in expanding access to higher education continues to increase even as financial support for the institutions fails to keep up with student demand. Not all community college students start out with the goal of earning a bachelor's degree, but even for those who do, the path is laden with obstacles.

September 19, 2008
Officials debate whether proposal to allow local taxes will provide needed funds or just favor wealthier districts while letting the state off the hook.
September 11, 2008
Six states test new set of performance measures in response to the limitations of the federal graduation rate formula.
September 8, 2008
At Thomas Nelson, a president who outraged faculty elsewhere runs into trouble again -- and leaves an institution split over priorities, race and right to dissent.
August 29, 2008
At Ivy Tech Community College, a system serving more than 115,000 students on 23 campuses, faculty members embrace instant messaging to maintain contact with their students.

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