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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
Minaya, Veronica – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2021
Math is an integral subject in nearly all STEM disciplines, and early exposure to advanced math coursework may encourage high school students to enter and persist in STEM fields in college. This report examines whether taking college algebra through dual enrollment affects high school graduation, college enrollment, and early STEM outcomes. I use…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Dual Enrollment, High School Students, Academic Persistence
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
Yanagiura, Takeshi – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2020
Among community college leaders and others interested in reforms to improve student success, there is growing interest in adopting machine learning (ML) techniques to predict credential completion. However, ML algorithms are often complex and are not readily accessible to practitioners for whom a simpler set of near-term measures may serve as…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Man Machine Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Prediction
Jenkins, Davis; Lahr, Hana; Pellegrino, Lauren – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2020
Research generally finds that college students are more likely to complete a program of study if they choose a major that aligns with their interests and goals. Yet many new community college students do not have clear goals. Nearly 40% of community college students report being undecided about their major at the end of their first year (authors'…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Majors (Students), Decision Making
Kopko, Elizabeth; Griffin, Sarah – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2020
Until recently, most community colleges have done little through the new student onboarding process to help entering students explore academic and career interests, choose a program of study aligned to their interests, and develop a plan for completing such a program. This has been the case even though many students start college without clear…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, School Orientation, Student Experience
Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2020
This one-page profile is part of a practitioner packet providing guidance to colleges seeking to redesign their new student onboarding practices to better help students explore, choose, and plan a program of study best suited to their interests and aspirations. It supplements Part 1 of the packet, "Redesigning Community College Student…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Majors (Students), Decision Making
Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2020
This one-page profile is part of a practitioner packet providing guidance to colleges seeking to redesign their new student onboarding practices to better help students explore, choose, and plan a program of study best suited to their interests and aspirations. It supplements Part 1 of the packet, "Redesigning Community College Student…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Majors (Students), Decision Making
Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2020
This one-page profile is part of a practitioner packet providing guidance to colleges seeking to redesign their new student onboarding practices to better help students explore, choose, and plan a program of study best suited to their interests and aspirations. It supplements Part 1 of the packet, "Redesigning Community College Student…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Majors (Students), Decision Making
Liu, Vivian Yuen Ting; Fay, Maggie P. – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2020
Nationally, 38.5% of the students who began at a four-year college in 2011-12 attended another college within the first six years of college entry, and more than half of these students attended a community college. Eight percent of students who began at a four-year institution took up to 10 credits at a community college during the same period.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Bachelors Degrees, STEM Education, Labor Market
Bickerstaff, Susan; Ran, Florence Xiaotao – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2020
This report describes findings from a study of the Engaging Adjunct Faculty in the Student Success Movement project, a two-year initiative led by Achieving the Dream to develop and implement strategies to support adjunct faculty in improving student outcomes. Work in the project--guided by design principles related to classroom activities,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Part Time Faculty
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