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ERIC Number: ED539761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun-15
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Questions That Matter: Connecting Research, Policy, and Practice to Improve College Access and Success. Proceedings of the Pathways to College Network, Institute for Higher Education Policy, and Social Science Research Council Invitational Conference (Washington, DC, June 15, 2006)
Pathways to College Network, Proceedings of the Pathways to College Network, Institute for Higher Education Policy, and Social Science Research Council Invitational Conference (Washington, DC, June 15, 2006)
On June 15, 2006, the Pathways to College Network, the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) convened more than 135 education leaders, policymakers, policy-shapers, researchers, practitioners, and others from 27 states and the District of Columbia to discuss issues of critical importance to improving postsecondary access and success. The conference was organized around four issue areas identified in a recent report titled, "Questions That Matter: Setting the Research Agenda on Access and Success in Postsecondary Education." Through plenary and concurrent sessions facilitated by leaders from research, policy, and practice, participants engaged in a series of discussions focused on identifying questions and priorities for future research related to these topics. Using the "Questions That Matter" report as a springboard, meeting planners structured the conference plenary and breakout sessions around the four key areas addressed in the report: college preparation, college access, paying for college, and college success. Although these issues were separated for the purpose of organizing discussion, their overlapping dynamics were continuously confirmed throughout the conference deliberations. The breakout sessions were each led by a facilitator and featured panelists representing the perspectives of research, policy, and practice. Session facilitators, assisted by expert recorders, were also charged to help incorporate breakout session discussions into this published report, which is being disseminated widely as an agenda for future research. Appended are: (1) Facilitators and Panelists; (2) Conference Planning Committee; and (3) Crucial Areas of Inquiry from "Questions That Matter" Report. (Contains 3 endnotes.)
Pathways to College Network. Available from: Institute for Higher Education Policy. 1825 K Street Suite 720, Washington, DC 20006. Tel: 202-861-8223; Fax: 202-861-9307; e-mail: institute@ihep.org; Web site: http://www.pathwaystocollege.net
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation; Lumina Foundation for Education; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Education Resources Institute (TERI)
Authoring Institution: Education Resources Institute, Pathways to College Network
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia