Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Jul 20, 2015
California is investing money in expanding aid programs that benefit its community college students, which could be a sign that free two-year college is a possibility.

Surveys

April 17, 2015 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2015 Survey of Community College Presidents explored the views of two-year-college leaders on a range of timely topics. The study was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup.

Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On Thursday, May 28, at 2 p.m. EDT, Inside Higher Ed editors will analyze the survey's findings and answer readers' questions in a free webinar. To register, please click here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of two-year-college presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Hobsons and Jenzabar.

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
July 27, 2015 - 9:26pm

and how to avoid them.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
July 27, 2015 - 3:58am

What community colleges need to help their students understand.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
July 23, 2015 - 9:35pm

A sentence, planning for the future, and weekends with the family.

 

Archive

July 15, 2005

As they waited Thursday morning for the House of Representatives higher education subcommittee to vote on legislation to extend the Higher Education Act, lobbyists for for-profit and nonprofit colleges had strikingly different answers to the simple question "How are things going?"

Bruce D. Leftwich, vice president for government relations at the Career College Association, responded with an enthusiastic "Great, great." David S. Baime, who plays the same role for the American Association of Community Colleges, offered an uncertain "I have no idea."

July 14, 2005
Debate is intense over for-profit colleges, but decisions on many issues are forestalled.
July 12, 2005
To encourage more doctorates, report suggests that the first place to look may be community colleges.
July 7, 2005
Two university systems agree to let Cal State offer its first independent doctorate, in educational administration.
July 1, 2005
2-year colleges can go a few weeks without serious financial difficulties, officials say.
June 24, 2005

The "last bastion of prejudice in higher education," according to Cynthia Johnson, is the belief that developmentally disabled students don't have a place in colleges.

These students, many of whom would have been called mentally retarded in an earlier era, have a range of skills. And while a growing number of colleges have created a few programs or certificates for such students, Johnson is running a program that is moving to another level.

June 23, 2005
Compton Community College may lose accreditation because of management problems, but students will lose the most.
June 22, 2005
For first time, Palomar College provides office space so part-timers don't have to meet with students in hallways.
June 20, 2005
At 2 community colleges, student editors and administrators try to work out their differences, with mixed success.
June 17, 2005
Appropriations Committee endorses $50 increase in Pell maximum and minuscule boost for NIH.

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