ERIC Number: EJ1068313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Policy-Relevant Research within the Community Colleges: An IHE Focus for the Future
Kramer, Dennis A., II; Campbell, Dale F.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v39 n10 p943-949 2015
Grounded in policy-relevant research, the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Florida is focused on supporting local, state, and national postsecondary policy development as well as training the next generation of institutional leaders. IHE conducts rigorous scholarship focused on postsecondary policy analysis and supporting the evaluation needs of local colleges/universities within the state of Florida. Given the current economic and political climate surrounding community colleges, two data points emerge as defining for the two-year sector. Specifically, data surrounding the financial support of community colleges as well as the number of community college students transferring between the two- and four-year sectors are crucial for future success. Both variables are especially important given the federal proposal for free community colleges and the growing focus on baccalaureate degree production.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Relevance (Education), Educational Policy, Educational Research, Policy Analysis, Economic Impact, Summer Programs, Grants, Graduation Rate, Access to Education, Bachelors Degrees, Student Loan Programs, Success, State Aid, College Transfer Students, Educational Attainment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida