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

March 17, 2015

Early participation numbers for Tennessee's free community college program show demand remains high, with students completing federal aid applications at record rates.

March 13, 2015

Presidents overwhelmingly say they should have more input in faculty hiring and tenure decisions. But just how much say should they have? 

March 12, 2015

Georgia wants to force its technical colleges to use "career" in their names. Some educators say that would hurt their quality and confuse them with for-profits.

March 12, 2015

State officials' decision to completely cut funding for some community colleges is unprecedented.

March 9, 2015

Annual survey of community college students finds key gains for a key demographic.

March 6, 2015

Budget deal between Arizona's Republican governor and legislative leaders would completely eliminate state support for 3 large community college districts -- and make deep cuts to universities as well.

March 5, 2015

Tulsa Community College started offering free tuition eight years ago, helping to inspire Tennessee's program and, by extension, President Obama, while also boosting its degree production rates. 

February 26, 2015

CUNY's accelerated degree program for community college students doubles graduation rates and is cost-effective, a study finds. And the model may be exported to three Ohio colleges.

February 19, 2015

Nicholas Strohl places the idea of free community college education in the context of earlier debates about higher education policy.

February 19, 2015

Gary S. May writes about why he thinks President Obama's plan for free community college could work and why he, as an engineering dean at a research university, backs it.

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