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Pickel, Jessica; Bragg, Debra D. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
At a time when the nation is focusing so much attention on college completion, what do we know about how students are completing their community college programs? Does the open-access mission of community colleges translate into equitable outcomes? Pathways to Results (PTR) engages practitioners in using data to close equity gaps for student…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Nursing Education, Access to Education, Equal Education
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Zamani-Gallaher, Eboni M.; Bragg, Debra D. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
The Office for Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL) founded in 1989 focuses on P-20 education and the role of community colleges in facilitating educational access and equity. This article highlights the work of OCCRL as a research center that bridges inquiry, policy, and practice in contributing to the national dialogue on relevant…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Access to Education, Equal Education
Taylor, Jason L.; Bragg, Debra D. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2015
In 2012, five foundations launched the Credit When Its Due (CWID) initiative that was "designed to encourage partnerships of community colleges and universities to significantly expand programs that award associate degrees to transfer students when the student completes the requirements for the associate degree while pursuing a bachelor's…
Descriptors: Transfer Programs, Transfer Policy, College Transfer Students, Associate Degrees
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Bragg, Debra D.; Durham, Brian – Community College Review, 2012
In an era when college completion dominates the policy agenda, matters of access and equity are critically important. The allure of raising completion rates by reducing access for students thought unprepared for college and incapable of finishing is too attractive to deny. This article discusses the importance of linking access and completion to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Access to Education, Equal Education, Graduation
Bragg, Debra D. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2010
In fall 2007, the state of Colorado received one of four federal grants from the Ready for College (RFC) grant program of the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), U.S. Department of Education. The Colorado (CO) SUN project (where SUN stands for Success UNlimited) was designed to identify and enhance innovative practices from Colorado's…
Descriptors: Out of School Youth, Transitional Programs, Community Colleges, Grants
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Bragg, Debra D. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2009
This article presents an interview with Barbara Townsend, recipient of the 2009 Exemplary Research Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Division J, recognizing the impact of her work on the field. The "Community College Journal of Research and Practice" ("CCJRP") has been an important outlet for sharing Townsend's work…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Interviews, Awards, Educational Researchers
Ruud, Collin M.; Bragg, Debra D. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2011
The evolution of AB degrees has been influenced by an increased emphasis on workforce development, baccalaureate degree attainment, and transfer on the state and institutional levels. Beginning as primarily programmatic decisions made by a few institutions, over time AB degree program decisions have involved more institutions, and eventually…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Semiskilled Workers, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education
Bragg, Debra D.; Ruud, Collin M. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2011
To date, no research has examined the AB degree through a state policy lens or has acknowledged the scope of involvement of 4-year colleges and universities. This omission limits current understanding of the AB degree as a potential contributor to the higher education system and to the nation's college completion agenda in particular. The primary…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Dislocated Workers, Technical Institutes, Advisory Committees
Bragg, Debra D.; Barnett, Elisabeth – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2009
The Breaking Through (BT) initiative promotes an expanded and enhanced role for community colleges in providing access to college for low-skilled adults. BT is uniquely important in its systematic integration of adult education, developmental/remedial education, professional-technical education (PTE), and career planning and preparation in…
Descriptors: Career Planning, Community Colleges, Student Participation, Adult Basic Education
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Bragg, Debra D. – Community College Review, 2007
Because K-12 teacher preparation is enormously important to the future of the nation, university teacher education programs are being joined by programs at other educational institutions to address the teacher shortage. Community colleges are one of the most eager and entrepreneurial new providers. In addition to providing the first 2 years of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Teacher Education Programs
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Kim, JoHyun; Bragg, Debra D. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2008
Using Astin's I-E-O model, relationships among the input (I) variables of gender, high school percentile rank, Tech Prep participation, and high school course-taking; environmental (E) variables of academic, career and technical education (CTE), and total dual credit and articulated credit; and output (O) variables of college readiness and total…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Regression (Statistics), Predictor Variables, Dual Enrollment
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Bragg, Debra D. – Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, 2006
This article examines the emergence of high school-to-college transition models, referred to as academic pathways, that regard community colleges as a primary partner for higher learning. It explores three academic pathways that deliberately partner secondary schools with community colleges. They are dual credit and dual enrollment, tech prep and…
Descriptors: Tech Prep, Dual Enrollment, Community Colleges, High Schools
Baber, Lorenzo; Graham, Edmund; Taylor, Jason L.; Reese, George; Bragg, Debra D.; Lang, John; Zamani-Gallaher, Eboni M. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2015
In a knowledge-based economy, a postsecondary credential is vital for gainful employment and upward socioeconomic mobility. Unfortunately, the path a student takes from high school graduation to college course work is too often characterized by a troubling detour, namely, "remediation." According to Complete College America (2012), over…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, College Readiness, Remedial Instruction, Alignment (Education)
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Mitkos, Yvonne M.; Bragg, Debra D. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2008
Using the case study method, this research investigated how the community college is perceived by high school counselors and advisors. The research considered how high school counselors' and advisors' perceptions of the community college were informed by selected school leaders, faculty, and students, and it explored how those perceptions were…
Descriptors: High Schools, Community Colleges, School Counselors, Counselor Attitudes
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Bragg, Debra D.; Marvel, Matthew R. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2008
This study examined differences in the awareness, use, and perceived impact of educators, employers, and workforce training providers toward skills standards implementation in the State of Illinois. Group differences were revealed on the use of skills standards, with educators displaying significantly higher levels of use than employers or…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, State Standards, Skill Development, Program Implementation
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