Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Apr 16, 2015
When universities that are sports powerhouses appoint presidents with little experience in intercollegiate athletics, new leaders face a steep learning curve.

Surveys

Survey of community college leaders reveals skepticism on implementing a national free tuition plan. Presidents support relatively new initiatives such as structured pathways and stackable credentials.

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 23, 2015 - 3:44am

Students already have the option of low-cost courses at community colleges -- with instructors who can provide feedback.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
April 23, 2015 - 9:58pm

Looking at the motives.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
April 21, 2015 - 10:23pm

Facing up to a contradiction.

 

Archive

February 4, 2014

Drexel University takes its bachelor's degrees and faculty to three community college campuses, an unusual move for a private university.

February 3, 2014

Community college student success is more important than concern about "undermatching," writes Tom Bailey. And making a dent in that problem requires comprehensive reforms.

January 30, 2014

Asheville-Buncombe Tech and two other N.C. community colleges move fast to create new "stackable" degree tracks for the fast-growing craft beer industry.

January 20, 2014

Nicole Matos sees a mismatch between the jobs her community college students want and those currently available.

January 9, 2014

A multistate transfer agreement is based on proficiency rather than course credits, which might open the door further for models that do not rely on seat time.

January 3, 2014

A California court blocks an accreditor from shuttering City College of San Francisco, at least until a lawsuit filed by the city attorney goes to trial.

December 13, 2013

American Honors, a venture capital-funded effort to help students transfer from two-year-college honors programs to selective universities, grows to four community colleges and 27 four-year institutions.

December 5, 2013

Alabama's community college transfer website is a national example of how to help students transfer more efficiently, so why is the office that runs it on life support?

December 2, 2013

Cathy Trower, closing out 16 years leading a research effort of academic work, shares thoughts on tenure, retirement age, adjunct conditions and more.

 

November 19, 2013

Western Governors University teams up with 11 community colleges to create new competency-based programs.

 

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