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Taylor, Jason L. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
In the past several years, reverse credit transfer programs expanded dramatically at the state and regional levels. Policymakers and institutional leaders recognize the potential of reverse credit transfer to contribute to college completion goals and increase the proportion of adults with a postsecondary credential. More importantly, reverse…
Descriptors: Transfer Policy, College Credits, College Transfer Students, Educational Policy
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Taylor, Jason L. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2016
Reverse credit transfer policies and programs are proliferating, and this chapter examines their potential and considers ways to measure and collect data on reverse credit transfer.
Descriptors: Reverse Transfer Students, Transfer Policy, Measurement, Data Collection
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Taylor, Jason L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
Many community colleges are unwelcoming to LGBTQ students and this chapter provides practical suggestions to community college leaders to develop a more inclusive campus culture.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Campuses, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
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Taylor, Jason L. – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: The proportion of high school students taking college courses (e.g., dual credit) is increasing and state and local policies are expanding, yet little is known about the effect of dual credit policies on key educational outcomes, including the effects for low-income students and students of color. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Dual Enrollment, College Credits, High School Students
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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An, Brian P.; Taylor, Jason L. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2015
We examine whether dual enrolled students display greater levels of college readiness than nonparticipants. Advocates assert that dual enrollment improves students' college readiness, but despite these assertions, few researchers have evaluated this relationship. Moreover, researchers that do consider whether dual enrollment improves college…
Descriptors: Employed Parents, College Readiness, Evidence, College Credits
Taylor, Jason L.; Lichtenberger, Eric J. – Illinois Education Research Council, 2013
This research brief examines the relationship between high schools' dual credit participation rate and key characteristics of high schools. The brief establishes that there are differences in students' access to dual credit based on the observed characteristics of the high schools in which they enroll. For example, it was found that relative to…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Students, College Credits, High Schools
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Garvey, Jason C.; Taylor, Jason L.; Rankin, Susan – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
This study examines campus climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) undergraduate students at community colleges. Data for the study originates from Rankin, Blumenfeld, Weber, and Frazer's (2010) "State of Higher Education for LGBT People." We analyzed both quantitative data generated from closed-ended…
Descriptors: College Students, Community Colleges, Campuses, Organizational Climate
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Taylor, Jason L.; Borden, Victor H. M.; Park, Eunkyoung – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter reports results from a national policy study that examined state dual credit policies and how state policies address the quality of dual credit courses.
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, College Credits, State Policy, Educational Policy
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)
Bragg, Debra D., Ed.; Taylor, Jason L., Ed. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2009
This edition features current research, practice, and policy related to the Joyce Foundation's Shifting Gears initiative beginning with an interview with Whitney Smith, Manager of the Employment Program at the Joyce Foundation. Julie Strawn, Center for Law and Social Policy, presents a national perspective of basic skills reform efforts similar to…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Interviews, Educational Strategies, Formative Evaluation
Jankowski, Natasha A.; Kirby, Catherine L.; Bragg, Debra D.; Taylor, Jason L.; Oertle, Kathleen M. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2009
This booklet provides information to multiple stakeholders on the implementation of career clusters in Illinois. The booklet is an extension of the previous edition titled "An Introduction to Illinois CTE Programs of Study" (2008), and provides a resource for partners to understand Illinois' Career Cluster Model as its own adaptation of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Career Development, Partnerships in Education, Program Implementation
Taylor, Jason L.; Kirby, Catherine L., Bragg, Debra D.; Oertle, Kathleen M.; Jankowski, Natasha A.; Khan, Sadya S. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2009
This guide begins with background information useful to understanding Illinois' framework for implementation and evaluation of Programs of Study. It starts with a visual depiction of the relationships between activity at the federal, state and local levels that evolved to the creation of Illinois' Career Cluster Model. This Model, which is based…
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Program Evaluation