Eloy Ortiz Oakley, who will take charge of the 113-campus system in December, says the colleges must become more "nimble" in responding to the state’s work-force needs.
Two-year colleges have been steadily losing students, and that’s not just because of an improving economy. New research has found that four-year colleges are luring students away, too.
Just as a "tsunami" of retirements approaches, the president's job is getting scarier. Tighter budgets and pressure to reform are among the challenges new chiefs will confront.
Budget woes and completion goals are on the agenda. So are secret shoppers and new ideas for engaging students. After all, someone has to program and fly all those drones.
Some students already have much of the cost of attendance defrayed by grants, but they’re still pleased at the prospect of broader government support.
Tuition is just one of the expenses students face. Much of the impact of the free-college plan hinges on how it interacts with existing financial aid.
Two year ago, the group provided a stark assessment of its members’ shortcomings and called for big changes. Now it has offered a road map to attain that goal.
The scorecard will allow students and families to compare colleges in the system, and will help the colleges measure and improve their performances.
The program, being offered under a contract with Caterpiller Inc., is turning the college into a "pawn" in the company's "union-busting games," the union says.
Students who pass an intensive course at Edmonds Community College get an automatic interview with the Boeing Company, a deal that has proved beneficial.
A part-time instructor's response to a student who stuttered has raised concerns about how and when adjuncts should be taught to deal with students with disabilities.
By integrating the teaching of reading and math skills with occupational training, the states hope to increase the number of skilled workers with credentials.
Among students who took courses online, those with the most Web-based credits were least likely to graduate or transfer to a four-year institution, a study found.
The ambitious pledge seeks to contribute toward President Obama's goal of an additional five million community-college graduates in the next decade.
The two-year-college system had lodged complaints about the accrediting group, saying it was too quick to punish institutions.