Connecticut’s Community College System Ranked #5 in the U.S.
As Connecticut prepares to merge its 12 community colleges into one institution with 12 campuses, a new analysis suggests that the current configuration of the community college system is one of the nation’s best. The analysis found that Connect... Read more
Best of 2019: A crisis in confidence in the Board of Regents
In the last two months, 11 academic senates or faculty and staff governing bodies have voted to endorse an online petition opposing the BOR’s plan for the consolidation of Connecticut’s community colleges — or have passed their own statement opp... Read more
‘Follow the money’– fund community colleges, not system office
JACQUELINE RABE THOMAS :: CT MIRROR Manchester Community College The public relations work related to “Students First” has been conducted so skillfully that it has become difficult to get a firm view of where we actually are and how things are g... Read more
It’s time to abandon the ‘Students First’ plan
The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system is at an impasse. Recent actions confirm, beyond any reasonable doubt, that experienced educators across this state have no confidence that the path the Board of Regents (BOR) has chosen for... Read more
What do these CCSU ‘no confidence’ votes mean?
July 8, 2019 During the first three weeks of May, faculty and staff at the state’s community colleges and universities voted “no confidence” in overwhelming numbers against Connecticut State Colleges and Universities President Mark Ojakian, the... Read more
Where is Gov Lamont on community college consolidation?
April 29, 2019 Where’s the governor? In office for 100 days, we’ve heard from the him on tolls, legalizing marijuana, the economy, and the Board of Trustees shakeup at the University of Connecticut — though it has fewer than half the number of s... Read more
A crisis in confidence in the Board of Regents
April 25, 2019 In the last two months, 11 academic senates or faculty and staff governing bodies have voted to endorse an online petition opposing the BOR’s plan for the consolidation of Connecticut’s community colleges — or have passed their ow... Read more
The legislature must retake control of its college and university system
March 8, 2019 Opponents of the Board of Regents for Higher Education ill-conceived “Students First” plan are organizing, educating, petitioning, and testifying. The legislature is holding hearings. The new governor is establishing his administr... Read more
Community college consolidation: Bad for students, Connecticut, and you
March 1, 2019 We are at a critical moment in the history of higher education in Connecticut. What is decided in the next few months regarding the state’s community college system will resonate for decades. It will also help determine Connecticut... Read more
Stop the ‘Ojakaian’ bill
February 21, 2019 The legislature is considering two bills today. SB 749 requires legislative approval to merge OR close any of the Connecticut State Colleges or Universities. This should be adopted. HB 7120 (The “Ojakian” bill) requires legisla... Read more