ERIC Number: ED574546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May-2
Reference Count: 1
What We've Learned, What We Still Need to Know: Insights from the Credit When It's Due (CWID) Research Meeting in Salt Lake City
Bragg, Debra D.
Office of Community College Research and Leadership
On February 18-19, 2016, representatives of 10 states participating in the Credit When It's Due (CWID) initiative attended a convening held at the University of Utah. The meeting was led by the CWID Research Team and sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Kresge Foundation, on behalf of the CWID Funders Collaborative. The purpose of the meeting was to provide state representatives with an opportunity to discuss the implementation of CWID initiatives in their states, to share information about student participation in reverse credit transfer and research results obtained on state CWID initiatives thus far, and to engage in a conversation about future research needs pertaining to CWID, as well as more expansive questions to guide research concerning community college and university transfer. This brief summarizes some of the major points emerging from the meeting, both regarding CWID and concerning a broader transfer research agenda, including transfer research questions considered important to a substantial proportion of the meeting participants. Such questions represent the interests and concerns of leaders of state-level higher education agencies and boards, as well as leaders of state higher education systems and two- and four-year colleges and universities. The remainder of this brief is organized into two sections: (1) Major findings and observations on CWID and reverse credit transfer, as well as other transfer developments and concerns; and (2) Research questions that need to be addressed concerning CWID and transfer.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Credits, Reverse Transfer Students, Transfer Policy, Research Needs, Educational Research, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Improvement Programs
Office of Community College Research and Leadership. 51 Gerty Drive Room 129, Champaign, IL 61820. Tel: 217-244-9390; Fax: 217-244-0851; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://occrl.illinois.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: Kresge Foundation; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Lumina Foundation; Helios Education Foundation; Greater Texas Foundation (GTF); USA Funds
Authoring Institution: Illinois University, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Colorado; Florida; Hawaii; Maryland; Michigan; Minnesota; Missouri; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Oregon; Georgia; Tennessee; Texas; Arizona