The Chronicle of Higher Education | Community Colleges http://chronicle.com/section/Community-Colleges/33/ News :: Community Colleges Sat, 04 Jul 2015 03:48:04 EDT <![CDATA[Looking Beyond the Data to Help Students Succeed]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229553/ http://chronicle.com/article/Looking-Beyond-the-Data-to/229553/ Assessment tools let educators zero in on traits they can help students improve, like classroom behaviors and study skills, conference speakers say.

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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 04:57:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Potential New Leaders of 2-Year Colleges Face Higher Hurdles]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229537/ http://chronicle.com/article/Potential-New-Leaders-of/229537/ 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.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:56:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Community-College Gathering Takes Up Challenges, Familiar and Fanciful]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229491/ http://chronicle.com/article/Community-College-Gathering/229491/ 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. 

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[To Improve Retention, Community Colleges Teach Self-Esteem]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229191/ http://chronicle.com/article/To-Improve-Retention/229191/ Providing peer mentors and service-learning projects can help remedial students stay the course.

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Thu, 09 Apr 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Players Who Influenced Obama’s Free-College Plan]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151145/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Players-Who-Influenced/151145/ The White House’s proposal bears familiar fingerprints. Here’s a tour of the research and programs that helped inform it.

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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 15:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[At 2 Community Colleges, Enthusiasm for the Free-Tuition Idea]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151149/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-2-Community-Colleges/151149/ 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.

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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 05:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[What Students Pay at Community Colleges Now—and How Obama’s Proposal Might Change That]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151129/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Students-Pay-at-Community/151129/ 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.

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Fri, 09 Jan 2015 15:22:53 EST
<![CDATA[Community Colleges at a Glance]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151125/ http://chronicle.com/article/Community-Colleges-at-a-Glance/151125/ Which students enroll in community colleges? And how much do those students pay? Here's a quick primer.

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Fri, 09 Jan 2015 12:16:00 EST
<![CDATA[In San Francisco, an Accreditor—but Not Accreditation—Goes on Trial]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149655/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-San-Francisco-an/149655/ City College’s fight for its life has become a "cauldron of politics and emotion."

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 04:56:18 EDT
<![CDATA[What Really Happens at Community Colleges? A Tool Taps Data for Answers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149551/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Really-Happens-at/149551/ The Completion Arch aims to track students from enrollment in college to entering the work force.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Community-College Association Issues Guide to Transform the Sector]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145795/ http://chronicle.com/article/Community-College-Association/145795/ 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.

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 04:59:31 EDT
<![CDATA[California Community Colleges Release Statewide 'Student Success Scorecard']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/138441/ http://chronicle.com/article/California-Community-Colleges/138441/ The scorecard will allow students and families to compare colleges in the system, and will help the colleges measure and improve their performances.

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Tue, 09 Apr 2013 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Labor Union Asks Milwaukee Technical College to Stop Training Program]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/137973/ http://chronicle.com/article/Labor-Union-Asks-Milwaukee/137973/ 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.

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Mon, 18 Mar 2013 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Graphic: 'Success' Programs at Community Colleges Miss Many Students]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130605/ http://chronicle.com/article/Graphic-Success-Programs-at/130605/ Thu, 02 Feb 2012 00:01:00 EST <![CDATA[Job Training in Aerospace Takes Flight at Community College in Washington]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129852/ http://chronicle.com/article/Job-Training-in-Aerospace/129852/ Students who pass an intensive course at Edmonds Community College get an automatic interview with the Boeing Company, a deal that has proved beneficial.

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Sun, 20 Nov 2011 21:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Adjunct Professors Often Lack Training in How to Handle Disabilities in the Classroom, Experts Say]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129436/ http://chronicle.com/article/Adjunct-Professors-Often-Lack/129436/ 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.

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Sun, 16 Oct 2011 21:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[11 States to Receive Grants to Redesign Adult Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/128527/ http://chronicle.com/article/11-States-to-Receive-Grants-to/128527/ By integrating the teaching of reading and math skills with occupational training, the states hope to increase the number of skilled workers with credentials.

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Thu, 04 Aug 2011 16:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Community-College Students Perform Worse Online Than Face to Face]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/128281/ http://chronicle.com/article/Community-College-Students/128281/ 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.

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Mon, 18 Jul 2011 22:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[California Community-College Leaders to Recommend One Million New Graduates by 2020]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/125357/ http://chronicle.com/article/California-Community-College/125357/ The ambitious pledge seeks to contribute toward President Obama's goal of an additional five million community-college graduates in the next decade.

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Thu, 11 Nov 2010 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Accreditor of California Colleges Lacks Conflict Protections, Federal Review Says]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/124161/ http://chronicle.com/article/Accreditor-of-California/124161/ The two-year-college system had lodged complaints about the accrediting group, saying it was too quick to punish institutions.

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Thu, 26 Aug 2010 21:25:00 EDT
<![CDATA[California Community Colleges End Controversial Deal With Kaplan U.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/124121/ http://chronicle.com/article/California-Community-Colleges/124121/ The agreement would have allowed students to earn credit for discounted online courses at the for-profit university.

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Wed, 25 Aug 2010 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Reflecting on Motorcycle Safety]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/65240/ http://chronicle.com/article/Reflecting-on-Motorcycle/65240/ Jerry Musick, Virginia Highlands Community College's audiovisual manager, submitted this photograph through The Chronicle's Flickr group.

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Sun, 25 Apr 2010 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Melinda Gates Pledges $110-Million to Help 2-Year Colleges Improve Remedial Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/65174/ http://chronicle.com/article/Melinda-Gates-Pledges/65174/ Her foundation wants to see new, groundbreaking models for preparing students for higher education.

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Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Lessons Learned: Using Data to Help Students Pass Remedial Courses]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/65055/ http://chronicle.com/article/Lessons-Learned-Using-Data-to/65055/ How three colleges used statistics to help them get more students through remedial classes.

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Sun, 18 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nice Grant if You Can Get It]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/65057/ http://chronicle.com/article/Nice-Grant-if-You-Can-Get-It/65057/ The NEH offers up to $1-million for humanities programs, but few community colleges even know to apply.

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Sun, 18 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Community-College Trustees: Greater Expectations]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/65059/ http://chronicle.com/article/Community-College-Trustees-/65059/ Feeling the heat from shrinking budgets and soaring enrollments, the governing boards of community colleges engage in some job-training programs of their own.

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Sun, 18 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT