Community-College Officials Swap Notes at NACUBO

September 30, 2011

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently spoke with community-college administrators from around the country who had gathered at the annual meeting of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), to discuss some of the major challenges facing two-year institutions.

In an article entitled, “Community-College Officials Swap Notes on Common Worries and Challenges,” administrators openly shared their concerns while also offering positive advice to their fellow peers. In the interest of encouraging a frank discussion, The Chronicle agreed to maintain the anonymity of the participants while reporting some of the key issues they discussed.

What Administrators had to Say

The most common issues discussed at the meeting were:

  • Budget pressures and increasing demand
  • Remedial classes
  • Online programs
  • Competition from for-profit colleges
  • Temptations and perils of expanding into four-year programs

Read The Chronicle’s article in its entirety and see what community college leaders are thinking and talking about.