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Bragg, Debra; Wetzstein, Lia; Meza, Elizabeth Apple; Yeh, Theresa – Community College Research Initiatives, 2020
Transferring from a community college to a university is a time of uncertainty for students. Leaving a familiar environment to attend another school where everything and everyone is new creates stress. Navigating a college journey that requires cutting ties during COVID-19 is especially daunting, yet this is exactly what we expect transfer…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, COVID-19
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Wetzstein, Lia; Meza, Elizabeth Apple; Bragg, Debra D. – Community College Research Initiatives, 2020
This data note presents results from qualitative interviews with Community College Baccalaureate (CCB) students in Washington state. We use in-depth, longitudinal interview data to describe three CCB students' experiences prior to CCB-program enrollment and through their programs to graduation and employment. The three students we profile credit…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Bachelors Degrees, Student Experience
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Meza, Elizabeth Apple; Bragg, Debra D. – Community College Research Initiatives, 2020
This study examines the employment and earnings of Washington Bachelor's of Applied Science (BAS) graduates in business, computer and information sciences, healthcare, and visual and performing arts. Complimenting research by Kaikkonen (2020), we report results of two studies that find high employment match rates and increasing annualized earnings…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Employment Level, Wages, College Graduates
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Harmon, Tim; Bragg, Debra D. – Community College Research Initiatives, 2020
As part of our research on the community college baccalaureate (CCB), we studied the prospects of adopting and scaling CCB degrees in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Higher education leaders in these six Great Lakes states recognized the potential for CCB degrees to increase academic, geographic and financial access to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Bachelors Degrees, Access to Education, Outcomes of Education
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Meza, Elizabeth Apple; Bragg, Debra – Community College Research Initiatives, 2020
Complimenting an earlier data note on enrollment by Meza (2019) [see Data Note 2, ED608169], results of this data note examine the completion rates of students in Community College Baccalaureate (CCB) programs in Washington state by program area and student demographics. We find CCB degree completion rates are rising and now approach the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Bachelors Degrees, Graduation Rate
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Blume, Grant – Community College Research Initiatives, 2020
This data note explores the extent to which the student population earning baccalaureate degrees at community and technical colleges mirrors the demographic characteristics of the student population earning baccalaureate degrees in comparable programs of study offered by four public universities in Washington State. Demographic analysis reveals…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, College Graduates, Graduation Rate
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Meza, Elizabeth Apple – Community College Research Initiatives, 2020
Washington State is experiencing substantial growth in the number of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Community College Baccalaureate (CCB) programs. Student enrollments in STEM CCB programs are also growing, providing an opportune time to study these students and their enrollment in and completion of STEM CCB programs. This…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Equal Education, Academic Degrees, Bachelors Degrees
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Meza, Elizabeth Apple; Bragg, Debra D. – Community College Research Initiatives, 2020
This study examines employment and earnings outcomes for Bachelor's of Applied Science (BAS) degree-holders who graduated from a Washington community and technical college baccalaureate (CCB) program in business, computer and information sciences, healthcare, and visual and performing arts. These graduates are compared to graduates from public…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Employment Level, Wages, College Graduates
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Yeh, Theresa Ling; Wetzstein, Lia – Community College Research Initiatives, 2019
Institutional collaborations between community colleges and baccalaureate-degree granting universities are becoming an increasingly popular strategy to improve transfer and degree completion outcomes. Many promising cases of these collaborative efforts are described in the literature, and draw attention to some of their critical components.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Transfer Students, Two Year College Students, Institutional Cooperation
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Wetzstein, Lia; Yeh, Theresa Ling – Community College Research Initiatives, 2019
In Data Note 6 (ED608153), we described a variety institutional transfer partnership typologies (Yeh & Wetzstein, 2018), differentiating those with increasing levels of collaboration and describing aspects of their culture, policy and practices. This Data Note draws upon qualitative findings from the High-Performing Transfer Partnerships…
Descriptors: Institutional Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, College Transfer Students, Two Year College Students
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Blume, Grant; Meza, Elizabeth Apple – Community College Research Initiatives, 2019
Community college is a gateway to postsecondary education for millions of college students in the United States yet only 13% of those intending to earn a bachelor's degree do so within six years of enrolling (Shapiro et al., 2017). The process of transferring from one postsecondary institution to another is fraught with structural, financial, and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Transfer Students, Two Year College Students, Institutional Cooperation
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Meza, Elizabeth Apple – Community College Research Initiatives, 2019
Community college students aspiring to transfer into STEM majors at a four-year institution face a complicated and nuanced admissions process. In some cases, students may be admitted to the four-year transfer institution but face additional requirements to enter a STEM major. This study of community college underserved students of color, women,…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Majors (Students), Higher Education
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Bragg, Debra D. – Community College Research Initiatives, 2019
Coaches should use this tool to assess a college's commitment to equity by evaluating the college's own current public-facing statements and materials as a starting point for reflection. Using the information gathered with this tool, a college's future commitment to equity can be clarified and improved through setting priorities for collective…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Equal Education, College Role, Language Usage
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Community College Research Initiatives, 2019
Equity is not just about what colleges do: it is also about who they are, what they believe, and how they are situated within society at large. Equity-minded coaching seeks to make visible the social and structural context of exclusionary practices embedded within the leadership and institutions of American higher education. Equity-minded coaches…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Educational Change, Coaching (Performance), Systems Approach
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Community College Research Initiatives, 2019
This glossary features terms used in "Rubric for Equity-Minded Coaching Domains and Practices" (ED608098) as well as "Equity-Minded Coaching 'DOs' and 'DON'Ts'" (ED608101). [This report was produced as part of JFF's Student Success Center Network (SSCN) Coaching Program.]
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Educational Change, Equal Education, Scoring Rubrics
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