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Fink, John; Jenkins, Davis – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2023
Dual enrollment (DE), in which high school students take college courses and earn both high school and college credit, has great potential to help make the high-school-to-college transition more effective and equitable--and to do so on a large scale. There is strong evidence that DE improves academic outcomes for students, including completing…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Career Readiness, High School Students, Program Effectiveness
Fink, John; Griffin, Sarah; Tulloch, Aurely Garcia; Jenkins, Davis; Fay, Maggie; Ramirez, Cat; Schudde, Lauren; Steiger, Jessica – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2023
Dual enrollment equity pathways (DEEP) is a research-based framework for rethinking dual enrollment as a more equitable on-ramp to college programs of study that lead to family-supporting, career-path jobs for students who might not otherwise pursue education after college. The DEEP approach involves community colleges and K-12 schools partnering…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Community Colleges
Dougherty, Kevin J. – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2023
This paper examines how the process of making higher education choices in the United States--whether to enter higher education, attend a particular college, or follow a particular path through college--produces and legitimates social inequality. The paper's central thesis is that a societal regime of many choices--while serving individual freedom…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Equal Education, Access to Information, College Choice
Kopko, Elizabeth; Proctor, Rebecca; Jacobs, James; Cormier, Maria – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2023
This report describes a study of healthcare training programs that CCRC conducted to understand the current role that community colleges play in training healthcare workers, including public health workers. In an analysis of 2019-20 data from the U.S. Department of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the authors…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Allied Health Occupations Education, Allied Health Personnel, Student Characteristics
Ryu, Wonsun; Schudde, Lauren; Pack-Cosme, Kim – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2023
Although dual enrollment programming and interest in how that programming shapes students' college outcomes have expanded considerably in the past 20 years, policymakers, educational administrators, and practitioners do not have adequate information about which dual enrollment structural options are most effective. Using statewide administrative…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Students, Grade 9, Community Colleges
Steiger, Jessica; Fink, John; Jenkins, Davis – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2023
Research shows that earning college credit while in high school increases students' chances of going to college directly after high school and of earning a college credential. Research also makes clear, however, that access to early postsecondary opportunities is uneven, with lower rates of participation among students of color, those from…
Descriptors: High School Students, Disproportionate Representation, College Credits, Dual Enrollment
Barnett, Elisabeth A.; Cho, Selena – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2023
Caring Campus/Faculty brings together a group of college faculty and involves them in coaching sessions during which they identify behavioral commitments that can be employed in the classroom to increase students' connection to the college. These faculty then engage with other instructors at their college to expand the number who are willing to…
Descriptors: Caring, Teacher Leadership, College Faculty, Coaching (Performance)
Barnett, Elisabeth A.; Cho, Selena; Lopez Salazar, Andrea – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2023
Developed by the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC), Caring Campus is at once a reform effort that colleges engage in to improve the daily experience of their students and an approach aimed at influencing the norms, values, practices, beliefs, and assumptions that comprise the culture of a college. Drawing on interviews with the presidents…
Descriptors: Caring, College Presidents, Human Resources, Administrator Attitudes
Bickerstaff, Susan; Cho, Selena; Sparks, Daniel; Fink, John – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2023
This report describes the rationale, goals, and activities of the Strengthening Michigan Humanities (MiHumanities) project, an effort led by the Michigan Community College Association (MCCA) and funded by the Mellon Foundation. The project is designed to strengthen community college transfer pathways in four humanities fields--communication,…
Descriptors: Humanities, Transfer of Training, Liberal Arts, Outcomes of Education
Kalamkarian, Hoori Santikian; Lopez Salazar, Andrea; Barnett, Elisabeth A.; Lizarraga, Armando; Garibay, Noemi; Diwa, Cameron – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2023
Good advising and support services are instrumental in helping college students--especially Black, Latinx, and low-income learners--stay in school and complete a college credential. The authors of this report analyzed KPI (key performance indicator) data from iPASS institutions and chose five colleges with comparatively strong outcomes among…
Descriptors: Blacks, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Low Income Students
Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2023
This resource guide is a companion to the report, "Helping Underserved Students at Higher Performing iPASS Colleges: An Exploration of Support Practices." The report details how Black, Latinx, and low-income students are supported at five institutions that participated in the study. This guide describes and provides hyperlinks to useful…
Descriptors: College Students, Minority Group Students, Low Income Students, Academic Advising
Belfield, Clive; Jenkins, Davis; Fink, John – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2023
Dual enrollment--in which students take college credit-bearing courses when still in high school--is becoming increasingly popular. Community college programs account for about 70% of the dual enrollment that more than one million high school students participate in each year nationwide. Yet dual enrollment can be a big financial burden for…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Dual Enrollment, High School Students, Economic Factors
Liu, Vivian Yuen Ting; Zhou, Rachel Yang; Matsudaira, Jordan – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2023
While the Pell Grant covers a substantial proportion of college tuition for low-income students, it has covered only two full-time semesters per year and has not included any support for summer courses through most of its history. As research has shown that continuous enrollment throughout the year increases college persistence and completion, the…
Descriptors: Grants, Student Financial Aid, Summer Programs, School Schedules
Zhou, Rachel Yang – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2023
Experiential learning is critical to a smooth transition from higher education to the workforce. Work-based college courses, such as internships and practicums, may be useful in facilitating this transition. This paper applies an innovative text mining technique to identify and analyze work-based courses from transcript data. The paper examines…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Internship Programs, Practicums, Two Year Colleges
Jenkins, Davis; Klempin, Serena C.; Lahr, Hana – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2022
Two years ago, Community College Research Center (CCRC) published a guide to help college leaders understand the costs involved in implementing guided pathways reforms. The guide was based on research at six community colleges, but only one of these was a smaller college. Small colleges lack economies of scale that can generate revenue to support…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Small Colleges
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