A “higher education cabinet” formed by The New York Times and The Chronicle of Higher Education will be reconstituted after an outcry from community college leaders that they had been excluded from the original 76-member panel.
With the stroke of the governor’s pen, nine Florida community colleges have joined a pilot program intended to create a new state college system under which the two-year institutions will offer four-year degrees.
When Vincent Tinto talks, professional educators listen. So it was no surprise that when asked for a show of hands, most of the 1,500 community college educators attending the annual conference of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development indicated they had read some of Tinto’s work as part of their schooling.
PHILADELPHIA – Community college leaders agree on at least one thing when it comes to measuring the effectiveness of their institutions: Graduation rates – the metric of choice of policy makers and the U.S. Department of Education – are inadequate, misleading and unfair.