College, Inc.: community college


Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Many students could skip remedial classes, studies find

Two new reports suggest some students might be better off without catch-up coursework.

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:22 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Community Colleges | Tags:  community college, remedial education, Montgomery College, Northern Virginia Community College

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 04/26/2011

James Madison, Georgetown, William & Mary fare well in RateMyProfessors survey

All three rank in the top 25 in a national survey that considers professor ratings as well as campus appraisals.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:16 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Online, Pedagogy, Rankings | Tags:  James Madison University, College of William and Mary, Georgetown University, Towson University, College of Southern Maryland, George Washington University, Anne Arundel Community College

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 01/10/2011

Prince George's faculty unhappy with customer-service badges

Community college professors don't always get the respect afforded to their counterparts at four-year universities. That may explain why faculty at Prince George's Community College have not warmed to a campus-wide initiative that asks them to wear name badges and...

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:25 AM ET, 01/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges, Community Colleges, Community Colleges, Community Colleges | Tags:  PGCC faculty reject name badges, community college faculty badges, faculty reject nametags, professors protest wearing nametags

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 01/05/2011

Iraq vet barred from Baltimore community college over essay on killing

A Iraq war veteran barred from attending the Community College of Baltimore County over an essay he wrote called "War is a Drug" says he has given up trying to re-enroll, according to a story in the Baltimore Sun. Charles...

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:35 PM ET, 01/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Administration, Administration | Tags:  CCBC veteran essay, Iraq veteran barred from college, Iraq veteran essay community college, veteran barred from community college, veteran essay killing

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 12/23/2010

Ranking community colleges

Washington Monthly published a list of the 50 top community colleges earlier this year.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:13 PM ET, 12/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges, Community Colleges, Community Colleges, Community Colleges | Tags:  Maryland Virginia community colleges, Washington Monthly rankings, community college rankings, community colleges

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 12/03/2010

Md. community colleges pledge more graduates

Leaders of Maryland's 16 community colleges pledged Friday to increase the number of degrees they award by nearly two-thirds by 2025, part of a state and national movement to raise the college completion rate. The "Promise to Act," signed by...

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:42 PM ET, 12/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges, Community Colleges | Tags:  American Graduation Initiative, Maryland community colleges, college completion, community college graduation completion

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 11/24/2010

Anne Arundel student celebrates 100th birthday

Myrtle Berglund, a student at Anne Arundel Community College, celebrated her 100th birthday Tuesday at the Arnold Senior Center, where she takes classes.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:56 PM ET, 11/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges | Tags:  100 year old college student, Anne Arundel community college student turns 100, student 100th birthday, student turns 100

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 11/18/2010

Top Md., Va. profs hail from community colleges

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has named its 2010 U.S. Professors of the Year, and two of three local winners come from community colleges. The awards program, created in 1981, is "the only national initiative specifically designed...

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:24 PM ET, 11/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CASE professors year, Deborah Stearns, George Washington University, Montgomery College, Rahul Simha, TCC O'Brien, Tidewater Community College, professors of the year

Posted at 01:49 AM ET, 10/05/2010

Guest blog: Community College Summit should stress aid, tuition

Here is a guest blog from Katherine Boswell, who directs the Community College Policy Center at the Academy for Educational Development, a District nonprofit. If you've tried lately to enroll at your local community college, you might have noticed that...

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:49 AM ET, 10/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges, Community Colleges | Tags:  community college summit, community colleges, obama community colleges

Posted at 01:01 AM ET, 10/05/2010

A million-dollar prize for community college smarts

At the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges on Tuesday, the Obama administration will announce a new million-dollar annual prize to "recognize, reward and inspire outstanding outcomes" in the two-year colleges. The Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence will...

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:01 AM ET, 10/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges, Community Colleges | Tags:  Aspen Prize, community college summit, community colleges, obama community colleges

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 09/20/2010

Program boosts community college transfers

A Community College Transfer Initiative launched four years ago by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation greatly increased the volume of students transferring from community colleges to eight selective four-year colleges. By supporting the transfer process at receiving schools, the initiative...

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:45 PM ET, 09/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges, Community Colleges, Community Colleges, Community Colleges, Community Colleges | Tags:  Jack Kent Cooke transfer initiative, community college transfers, community colleges

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 09/17/2010

Anne Arundel CC hosts Jill Biden

Jill Biden, a community college professor who happens to be the wife of Vice President Biden, toured Anne Arundel Community College on Wednesday to review the school's plan to double the number of students who earn degrees, certificates or credentials...

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:02 AM ET, 09/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges, Community Colleges | Tags:  Anne Arundel Community College, Jill Biden community college, biden AACC