Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Jul 28, 2016
Advocates of free community college initiatives want to remain nonpartisan, and sometimes that means altering the rhetoric.

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
July 21, 2016 - 9:10pm

Dealing with blind spots.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
July 20, 2016 - 3:10am

Trying to determine real college costs.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
July 20, 2016 - 8:47pm

More fun than you are having.

 

Archive

May 19, 2015

Suburban Chicago's College of DuPage has a long history of conflict and scandal, particularly ones involving its Board of Trustees and presidents.

May 14, 2015

Student enrollment numbers are down at two-year colleges and four-year for-profit institutions, according to a new National Student Clearinghouse Research Center report. 

May 12, 2015

To reform community colleges, you need to reach below the presidential level, writes James Jacobs.

May 12, 2015

Mills is across the country from Sweet Briar, but is closer in circumstance. It struggles with declining enrollment, a growing discount rate and faculty-administrator tensions. How endangered is the college?

May 8, 2015

Minnesota becomes the latest state to examine remedial education reform in an effort to lower college costs and retain students.

May 6, 2015

U of Maine System wants to end campus-by-campus accreditation. Would local needs and faculty voice be lost?

May 5, 2015

A new report suggests that while growing personnel and construction costs are a factor in the rising price of public higher education, a decline in state funding is the real culprit. 

May 1, 2015

Coalition is forming to rally businesses, foundations and other groups behind a national free community college plan. And supporters say they realize the idea may not come to fruition this year.

April 28, 2015

As colleges face financial pressure and trim budgets, faculty members are concerned about not just the proposed cuts, but how those changes are communicated.

April 21, 2015

Distance learning programs at community colleges continue to grow even as two-year institutions' enrollment falls.

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