Some California community colleges have 1,700 students per academic adviser. But a state law designed to protect faculty jobs may help prevent the hiring of more counselors.
California lawmaker wants to make two-tiered pricing at community colleges legal, partially to prevent minority students from attending for-profits. But critics say the bill opens door to privatization.
Amid a financial crisis, California's community college system proposes an end to students repeating courses they've already passed, particularly physical education and arts courses.
Lone Star College has begun charging varying rates for courses systemwide, based on cost of delivery, and plans to add student success incentives, some of them financial.
Santa Monica, amid growing opposition, agrees to indefinite delay in two-tiered pricing plan that was seen as antithetical to community college ideals.
Despite the uproar over Santa Monica, differential tuition has become normal at many public universities and is making inroads in community colleges.
Whitman professors find it inappropriate that the foundation, following a grant for a lecture, requested students' e-mail addresses.
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