|MAY 29, 2015|
|Smith Jaggars, Butin, and Saxberg: Panel Discussion on Online Learning|
Shanna Smith Jaggars, along with other online learning experts, discussed what is best learned online and what types of students benefit most from online learning in an MIT xTalks panel. A video of the talk is available.
|MAY 25, 2015|
|Two Glouco Schools Align to Make Road Map for Engineering Majors|
Davis Jenkins is quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article on how a two-year and four-year college in New Jersey partnered to create a pathway to transfer and bachelor's degree attainment for engineering students.
|MAY 21, 2015|
|Free Tuition Would Be Nice, but Is It What Community College Students Really Need?|
Washington Post columnist Jay Mathews writes that living expenses and disorganized programs—not tuition—represent the biggest barriers to community college completion, citing CCRC's new book.
|MAY 14, 2015|
|UConn Professors Have Discretion Over Rejecting Community College Credits|
Davis Jenkins speaks on WNPR about the inefficiency of the credit transfer process, calling it "the biggest barrier to community college students who are seeking to transfer and get a bachelor's degree."
|MAY 12, 2015|
|The Real Change Agents|
James Jacobs looks at the call for institutional change in Redesigning America's Community Colleges and points out the importance of gaining support for reform from middle-level management.
|MAY 11, 2015|
|Rethinking the "Cafeteria" Approach to Community College|
In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Thomas Bailey lays out the central argument of the book he authored with Shanna Smith Jaggars and Davis Jenkins—that to improve student transfer and completion rates, community colleges must fundamentally rethink how they operate.
|MAY 06, 2015|
|Inequality in the U.S. Is Excessive, and Community College Might Be the Solution|
A Washington Post column considers whether community colleges might reduce the nation's inequality and poses questions about the challenges they face and how they might be improved, citing Redesigning America's Community Colleges.
|MAY 05, 2015|
|Why Are Graduation Rates at Community Colleges So Low?|
In an interview with the Hechinger Report, Thomas Bailey discusses the weaknesses of the "cafeteria model" of community colleges, and why these colleges should restructure their offerings to create more defined program pathways.
|MAY 02, 2015|
|McHenry County College Sees Graduation Rate Climb|
Davis Jenkins discusses the metrics community colleges should be looking at to gauge student success in the Northwest Herald.
|APRIL 30, 2015|
|Plotting Student Pathways|
Community College Week reports on the growing support for guided pathways reforms at community colleges, which were a central topic of conversation at the annual convention of the American Association of Community Colleges.