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Barnett, Elisabeth A.; Fay, Maggie P.; Liston, Cynthia; Reyna, Ryan – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2022
While there is interest in pathways-aligned high school math reform among secondary education stakeholders, change in high school math depends a great deal on policies, practices, and norms at the higher education level. This report focuses on the role of higher education in influencing (encouraging or deterring) secondary education math reform.…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Higher Education, Secondary School Mathematics, High School Students
Ran, Florence Xiaotao; Bickerstaff, Susan; Edgecombe, Nikki – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2022
In a corequisite approach to developmental education, students enroll in a college-level course paired concurrently with a support course designed to address student learning needs in a given subject. This report, sponsored by Strong Start to Finish, examines early college outcomes of students placed into corequisite reading courses at the 13…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Required Courses, Remedial Reading, Remedial Programs
Cormier, Maria; Brock, Thomas; Jacobs, James; Kazis, Richard; Glatter, Hayley – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2022
This report describes a study conducted by the Community College Research Center (CCRC) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Task Force on the Work of the Future to understand how community colleges are adapting their workforce programs to changing skill demands, diversifying pathways to certificates and degrees, and grappling with…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Job Skills, College Faculty, College Administration
Barnett, Elisabeth A.; Bickerstaff, Susan – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2022
When students enroll in community college, they interact with a range of individuals who help shape their college experiences. The role that faculty can play in creating a welcoming and inclusive campus environment has been well-documented (Felten & Lambert, 2020; Komarraju et al., 2010; Rendón, 2002). Yet personnel in student services…
Descriptors: Caring, Community Colleges, Educational Experience, College Faculty
Brown, Amy E.; Minaya, Veronica – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2022
Approximately 450 community colleges nationally are part of formal statewide or national initiatives to implement guided pathways reforms to improve student success, and many other colleges are implementing guided pathways practices on their own. Because guided pathways is a whole-college reform--and because it takes several years to fully…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Program Evaluation, Surveys, Web Sites
Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2022
Increasing the number of college students who earn STEM credentials and enter STEM careers remains a national priority, as does the need to diversify the population of STEM workers by race/ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic background. This fact sheet describes how community colleges hold potential for diversifying the STEM workforce as well as…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, STEM Education, Barriers
Klempin, Serena; Lahr, Hana – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2021
Guided pathways reforms are emerging as a promising strategy for improving student outcomes and closing equity gaps at community colleges, but little is known about how the guided pathways approach can help address challenges facing adult students. This report discusses strategies that three Tennessee community colleges that have implemented…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Community Colleges, Equal Education, Strategic Planning
Klempin, Serena; Lahr, Hana – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2021
Based on responses that Ohio community colleges provided on CCRC's Guided Pathways Scale of Adoption Assessment (SOAA) as well as on semi-structured follow-up interviews, this report examines how these colleges--which have been engaged in guided pathways reform for several years--are innovating within the model to provide personalized support…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Change, Academic Support Services, Two Year College Students
Bickerstaff, Susan; Barnett, Elisabeth A.; Lopez Salazar, Andrea – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2021
Despite research pointing to the crucial role nonacademic staff play in student success in higher education, large-scale reform efforts at community colleges and elsewhere typically focus little direct attention on interpersonal interactions between students and staff. Caring Campus is a program developed and administered by the Institute for…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, School Personnel, Interaction
Pellegrino, Lauren; Lopez Salazar, Andrea; Kalamkarian, Hoori Santikian – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2021
In 2015, 26 broad-access two- and four-year colleges from various regions across the nation began steps to adopt or enhance technology-mediated advising practices in an effort to improve the way they support students. These institutions were part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Technology Uses in Education, College Students, Student Experience
Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2021
Investing in community colleges is a central part of the Biden administration's education agenda, with the goal of strengthening America's middle class and opening the benefits of education to all Americans. CCRC has conducted 25 years of research on how community colleges can more effectively educate students and set them up to successfully…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Success, Educational Change
Brock, Thomas, Ed.; Slater, Doug, Ed. – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the highest unemployment that the U.S. has seen since the Great Depression, with particularly heavy job losses for Black, Hispanic, and Native American workers. In this set of studies commissioned by Lumina Foundation, the authors examine actions that states and community colleges can take to address the needs of…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Community Colleges, Academic Degrees, Adult Education
Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2021
Investing in community college workforce training is a central part of the Biden administration's agenda for improving the lives of American families. Now more than ever, as the nation's economy enters a post-pandemic period of significant organizational and technological change, community colleges are well-situated to help millions of low-income…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Federal Aid
Fink, John; Myers, Taylor; Sparks, Daniel; Jaggars, Shanna Smith – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2021
This brief summarizes findings from a study in which we examined postsecondary college transcript and degree records from hundreds of thousands of transfer-intending community college students in three states. Our aim was to explore and test metrics that could be useful in the formative assessment of efforts to improve STEM transfer outcomes. Our…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Academic Records
Fink, John; Myers, Taylor; Sparks, Daniel; Jaggars, Shanna – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2021
Nearly two decades into the "completion agenda" in higher education, many community colleges have adopted collegewide reforms designed to improve stubbornly flat rates of student success and address persistent equity gaps. The longer-term effects of such collegewide reforms may take years to observe. In the meantime, college leaders need…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Equal Education
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