Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Apr 29, 2016
A planned scholarship to provide students in Kentucky with free tuition for the first two years is put on ice for a year by the state's governor.

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 29, 2016 - 3:42am

Hunger, teaching, an American car and Prince.

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?  

Archive

February 1, 2006
Cooking shows spur enrollment in culinary programs.
January 16, 2006
New study shows just how far away state and local governments have moved from supporting 2-year institutions.
January 3, 2006

The issue of academic freedom was everywhere at this year's Modern Language Association meeting, in Washington. There were panels on "Academic Work and the New McCarthyism" and discussions on teaching issues related to war criticism.

At a Friday session, titled "Criticism and Crisis: Twenty-First Century Intellectuals and the Politics of Academic Freedom," the focus was how to build broader support among the general public for academic freedom.

December 16, 2005
California community colleges estimate that tuition increases translated into an enrollment loss of 300,000.
December 12, 2005

It's far from clear, at this relatively early stage, whether the Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education will go the legislative route to pursue whatever changes its members desire. But if the panel chooses to do so, it will almost certainly need the help of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the former U.S. education secretary and University of Tennessee president who heads the Senate's education subcommittee. 

November 21, 2005
Instructor thought he was telling off conservative organizer, but his angry thoughts on pro-war event went to student.
November 9, 2005
Voters approve over $1 billion in bonds for facilities and improvements; California rejects new spending limits.
October 28, 2005
In lean year for colleges, measure would sustain key programs but provide few increases beyond biomedical research.
October 24, 2005
A majority of undergraduates aren't considered to be financially tied to their parents.
October 21, 2005
Thanks to more charges, Barton County Community College can now field a hoops squad of indicted coaches.

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