Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Aug 19, 2016
New report notes wide variation in the way states support community colleges, even if none of them are providing enough money.

Surveys

April 8, 2016 -- 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, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions in a free webinar. View 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
August 28, 2016 - 9:04pm

A choice -- with risks either way -- for community college students.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
August 25, 2016 - 3:30am

When good leaders stay on too long.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
August 25, 2016 - 9:18pm

Hooray for Herb Alpert! ITT. Springsteen.

Archive

July 5, 2006
Change in Florida law wipes out community college tuition and fees for qualified students.
June 29, 2006

The message was simple: The campus culture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill limits access to community college students.

The messenger might have taken some by surprise: It was Steve Farmer, UNC’s own assistant provost and director of undergraduate admissions. Farmer addressed a group gathered Wednesday for the opener of a two-day meeting entitled “A Fresh Look at Equity at Selective Colleges and Universities: Expanding Access for Low-Income Community College Transfers.”

June 23, 2006
In Chicago, Roosevelt U. will help prepare faculty for community colleges, which will in turn provide students for the university.
June 22, 2006
Daytona Beach Community College is tying faculty and staff salaries to enrollment.
June 22, 2006

Community college graduation rates are low -- in some cases abysmally so. And as the push grows to hold colleges accountable for their students’ academic success, some leaders of two-year institutions have expressed concern that the low completion rates could make the colleges appear ineffective.

But a study released Wednesday by the Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics offers some evidence to back up the argument of some community college officials that the institutions do pretty well with those who actually want to earn a degree.

June 20, 2006

Heading into the summer term at Los Angeles Mission College, officials prepared for a potential influx of students by adding 13 for-credit sections to the schedule.

About a week into classes, the college is instead in subtraction mode, having already cancelled many of the sections with the realization that students are staying away from campus in droves.

June 19, 2006
Study documents the increasing difficulty of transferring to elite private institutions from community colleges.
June 8, 2006
Professors at Pasadena City College rally behind colleague who lost job protection after bipolar breakdown.
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.

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