American Association of Community Colleges

Reassessing Developmental Education Placement (Web)

June 16, 2016
Davidson County Community College is successfully using multiple measures beyond placement tests to determine if students need developmental education.

College Teaches Financial Literacy (Web)

June 9, 2016
A peer-to-peer financial literacy program at Valencia College is helping to reduce the student-loan default rate.

Keeping the focus on Completion (Web)

June 30, 2015
In this Q&A, Steven Johnson, president of Sinclair Community College, in Dayton, Ohio, talks about how the college is graduating more students.

A President Changes Leadership Roles (Web)

May 12, 2015
In September, Scott Ralls, North Carolina’s Community College System president, will take the helm at Northern Virginia Community College. In this Q&A, he reflects on the work he accomplished in North Carolina.

Making the College Application Process Accessible for All Students. (Web)

January 2, 2015
The American College Application Campaign is helping low-income and first-generation students across the country apply for college.

Five Questions for a Top Community College Professor (Web)

December 18, 2014
Monroe Community College professor John Wadach discusses the changing education landscape, his hope for his students, and what it means to be named this year’s Community College Professor of the Year.

Three Ways to Increase Private Funding (Web)

December 2, 2014
Gail Mellow, president of LaGuardia Community College in New York City, is thinking creatively about how to increase private funding.

3 Keys to More Effective College Leadership (Web)

November 19, 2014
Howard Community College President Kathleen Hetherington shares her recipe for stronger community college leadership.

Social Media Boosts Engagement (Web)

November 7, 2014
Study shows that community college students who used social media to connect with their college were more successful than those who didn’t.

College Offers Microsoft IT Academy for Free (Web)

October 29, 2014
Vermont college offers free basic and advanced computer skills training for both academic and workforce success.

Can Performance-Based Scholarships Boost Success? (Web)

October 22, 2014
Administrators at Florida’s Hillsborough Community College discuss their experiences with an incentive-based remedial math program.

Online Portfolio Helps Student Plan for Success (Web)

October 9, 2014
Columbus State Community College introduces web-based platform to improve on-campus communication and help students prepare for the future.

Creating Pathways for Students to Complete Developmental Math (Web)

October 6, 2014
Texas-based New Mathways Project aims to change the way colleges approach remedial mathematics education.

Mapping the Benefits of a College Degree (Web)

September 26, 2014
Interactive tool helps students and families compare the long-term value of a higher education.

In North Carolina, Redesigning Education with a Focus on Success (Web)

September 12, 2014
Statewide network of two-year career and technical colleges overcomes resource and budget challenges to spotlight the importance of completion.

Degree in 3 Program Shortens Time to Completion (Web)

August 12, 2014
K-12 and higher education partnership enables aspiring IT professionals to complete a bachelor’s degree in three years.

413 STEM Ready: An Innovative Collaboration (Web)

August 7, 2014
Two-year and four-year colleges collaborate to put students on a pathway to science, technology, engineering and mathematics success.

Five Tips for Creating Industry Curriculum (Web)

July 30, 2014
One workforce dean offers advice for community colleges looking to align job-training programs to emerging economic needs.

Five Tips for Balancing Your Budget (Web)

June 25, 2014
Having helped Alamo Colleges in Texas manage a $20 million budget shortfall in 2010, Diane Snyder discusses the importance of transparency and collaboration in an era of fiscal restraint.

Program to help 3,000 SUNY Grads to find STEM jobs (Web)

June 18, 2014
State University of New York partners with local employers to meet the demand for workers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

Got College? Boosting Higher Education Attendance Rates (Web)

June 10, 2014
Multi-campus initiative leverages local resources to get more students interested in pursuing a higher education.