Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Apr 16, 2019
Colleges' personalized correspondence with students prompted higher enrollment in summer courses, according to a new MDRC study.
Feb 27, 2019
The conference on community college transformation features discussions of bringing about systemic change, the promise of open education and the right and wrong ways to get faculty buy-in.

Surveys

April 11, 2019 -- Inside Higher Ed's Survey of Community College Presidents was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. A free copy of the survey report can downloaded free here.

Inside Higher Ed's editors will discuss the report's findings and themes in a free webcast on Tuesday, May 7. Register for the webcast here.

The survey was made possible in part by the financial support of Cengage Learning and Jenzabar.

Booklets

March 21, 2017 -- Our latest print-on-demand compilation, "Lifelong Learning Through Alternative Credentials," can be downloaded, free, here.

We invite you to sign up here for a free webinar on the themes of the booklet on Tuesday, April 11, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

The compilation was made possible in part by the advertising support of Trilogy Education Services.

Blogs

Confessions of a Community College Dean
April 22, 2019 - 2:56am

Trying to put everything together.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
April 22, 2019 - 9:12pm

A candidate raises important questions.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
April 19, 2019 - 3:06am

Gerrymandering and community colleges.

 

Archive

May 22, 2006
Modest bonuses improve academic success for community college students with significant need, study finds.
May 9, 2006
TV station owned by Calif. 2-year college says fine for airing Martin Scorsese documentary could chill free speech.
May 5, 2006

For years, education experts have been saying that community colleges offer an underutilized path in higher education. States spend less money per student there and tuition is much lower. The institutions' emphasis on teaching and on recruiting low-income and minority students means that they reach and graduate many students overlooked by flagships or who can't afford them. While many efforts in recent years have tried to ease transfer from two- to four-year institutions, elite colleges haven't always been part of the equation.

May 4, 2006
First Latino chancellor of community college district resigns after 3 years -- amid disputes over what went wrong.
April 26, 2006
Officials want to upgrade "2+2" vocational programs to  more sophisticated collaborations between secondary and postsecondary ed.
April 25, 2006
Some community colleges believe that focus on retention sets bar too low -- and some long-accepted practices need rethinking.
April 24, 2006
Survey tracks concerns of presidents of community colleges.
April 18, 2006
Calif. community college district is using bonds to provide retiree benefits -- and to free up money for current faculty members.
March 29, 2006
A troubled California community college, on the verge of losing its accreditation, could be saved by a friend.
March 8, 2006
Popular professor at Harrisburg Area Community College suspended after report he used the f-word in class.

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