Community Colleges

One-Stop Tutoring Shop

Colleges make it easier for students by co-locating tutoring services.
 

IT IS A WELL-KNOWN FACT: Tutoring helps students perform better. The trick is getting them to use it. In keeping with the cyclical nature of trends, community colleges are rediscovering the advantages of student success centers, which consolidate math, writing, and language help in one place.

Getting the SENSE of Students

New survey addresses crucial first weeks
 

Community college leaders already know to expect some students will drop out in the first few weeks of the semester. The Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) can help them figure out why.

Remedial Nation

As two- and four-year colleges face an onslaught of unprepared students, they are turning to new strategies.
 

Targeting Transfers

Community colleges, universities, and states working together to improve the transfer process

LONG A STEPPING STONE TO higher education for low-income and first-generation students, community colleges will become more important to a wider variety of students if the combination of a weakening economy and increasing tuition continues.

School Superintendents and Community College Presidents a Great Marriage

Collaboration benefits students and the workforce
 

Beyond the Bond Campaign

Public relations efforts should continue after a bond passes. Once the votes are counted the real work begins.
 

IT'S BEEN MONTHS, EVEN years, of campaigning for your bond, but once election day is over you can rest, right? Wrong--that's when the real work begins.

Enrolling Transfers: A Matter of Service

What students arriving from community colleges expect and need
 

Driving the Data

Applying business intelligence is helping community college leaders reach their goals.
 

Use of electronic payments is growing quickly at Heartland Community College

Sue Gilpin is the Controller at Heartland Community College in Normal, Ill. The college has been using Higher One's OneDisburse refund management system for over a year and will soon expand its use because of the implementation of a new student loan program. Ms. Gilpin recently spoke with Streamlined about Heartland's experience with Higher One.
 

We have about 5,000 credit students who are here for their Associates Degree or taking vocational classes. We also have about 5,000 community education students who are just taking classes for enjoyment or personal enrichment.

We consider them part of the RCC team.

Riverside Community College's telecommunications manager reflects on an 11-year partnership with NEC
 

Kathy Paschke is network specialist for voice at Riverside Community College in Riverside, California. She manages a telecommunications system that serves the college’s nine locations.

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