Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Mar 19, 2020
A public health crisis and a global recession have hit higher education at the same time. What could the future look like for open-access colleges, which serve the most vulnerable?
Oct 29, 2019
The tech company is looking for different ways to fill “new-collar” jobs in its 360,000-employee workforce by adding digital badges and apprenticeships and deepening partnerships with community colleges.

Surveys

Jan. 21, 2020 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2019 Survey of Chief Academic Officers, conducted in association with Gallup, can be downloaded here, free.

Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed present a free webcast discussing the results of the survey. View the webcast here.

The Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers was made possible in part with support from Oracle, Watermark, Phi Kappa Phi and Gallup.

Booklets

"Guiding Students to Success at Community Colleges" is Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand compilation of articles.

A copy of the booklet is available for download here, free.

We invite you to sign up here for a free webcast on the themes of the booklet on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

This compilation was made possible in part by the support of Ellucian.

 

Blogs

Confessions of a Community College Dean
April 9, 2020 - 2:00am

Decency and daylight.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
April 8, 2020 - 2:00am

Building a schedule that may have to change.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
April 7, 2020 - 2:00am

Reality shifted, and we have to keep up.

Archive

March 19, 2020

A public health crisis and a global recession have hit higher education at the same time. What could the future look like for open-access colleges, which serve the most vulnerable?

February 11, 2020

Community college students are not just focused on vocational skills training but are also as committed to learning for its own sake as the students in selective liberal arts institutions, argues Michael Thurston.

January 22, 2020

Opening up Pell Grants to short-term training is a promising idea, but changes are needed to prevent unintended consequences for equity, writes Jim Jacobs.

January 17, 2020

California's new online-only community college grabbed headlines again with its CEO's departure. While some see the college as a doomed venture, others say it's too soon to pass judgment.

January 13, 2020

They're often the most affordable option for higher education -- if not the only option -- yet public funding for them compared to other colleges is clearly imbalanced, write Austan Goolsbee, Glenn Hubbard and Penny Pritzker.

January 10, 2020

A statewide credit-transfer deal between Pennsylvania community colleges and Southern New Hampshire University could put pressure on the state’s relatively pricey public institutions.

January 3, 2020

Community college in New York is betting on partnerships with other countries and local faith organizations to increase its sagging enrollment.

December 18, 2019

Arrupe College, a two-year institution attached to Loyola Chicago, surpasses its public counterparts in typical benchmarks of student success. Now, the Jesuits plan to spread the model elsewhere.

November 27, 2019

Los Angeles-based Everytable takes on campus food insecurity with healthy meals, SmartFridges and donations.

November 25, 2019

Researchers and higher education professionals discuss how far reforms to developmental education have come -- and how far they have to go.

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Archive

October 29, 2019

The tech company is looking for different ways to fill “new-collar” jobs in its 360,000-employee workforce by adding digital badges and apprenticeships and deepening partnerships with community colleges.

October 16, 2019

The newest entity to try to close the skills gap for "working learners" will focus on curating community colleges' online offerings.

June 26, 2019

Ohio's Eastern Gateway Community College draws scrutiny from lawmakers for working with an OPM to rapidly grow online enrollment of out-of-state students.

February 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.

May 9, 2018

The mostly online Rio Salado College pushes back on a critique of its graduation rates, while nonprofit colleges may be feeling more heat about their results amid the collapse of for-profits.

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