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Complete College America, 2023
Measurement systems give colleges a structure for collecting, sharing, and acting on data. The guidebook and tools presented here help faculty, staff, college leadership, and policymakers understand and use measurement systems--and specifically use data to improve completion rates, close institutional performance gaps, and facilitate economic…
Descriptors: Measurement, Guides, College Faculty, College Administration
Complete College America, 2023
Recent developments in generative artificial intelligence (AI) have spurred a new sense of urgency around the transformative potential of AI in the workforce, education, and economy. Many forms of AI have long been in use in the education industry, but with the introduction of new generative AI technology (e.g., ChatGPT, Claude, Bard, and Bing),…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Artificial Intelligence, Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education
Complete College America, 2023
In this position paper, the authors lay out the imperative for equitable artificial intelligence (AI), highlighting the essential role of access-oriented institutions and calling on technology companies (both large and small), foundations, and local, state, and federal regulators to consult with the newly convened Complete College America Council…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Uses in Education, Higher Education, Graduation
Complete College America, 2023
The United States cannot meet its higher education goals without changing the way it funds public colleges and universities. Current funding models do not sufficiently advance fully scaled improvements. Instead, today's models create unfunded mandates: Colleges are required to increase completion rates, but they do not receive essential funding…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Graduation Rate, Outcome Based Education
Complete College America, 2022
Across the country, colleges using Complete College America (CCA) strategies are improving graduation rates. But despite these overall gains, data continues to show persistent institutional performance gaps for BILPOC (Black, Indigenous, Latinx, People of Color) students and students ages 25 and older. Students in both of these groups…
Descriptors: College Students, Minority Group Students, Adult Students, Achievement Gap
Complete College America, 2022
"Beyond Good Intentions" provides a guide for states to craft equity-driven policies that are specific, actionable, measurable and well funded. It outlines four major steps states should take when considering and creating new policy: (1) Examine the Data to Set the Goal for the Policy: Specific types of data to consider when identifying…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Data
Complete College America, 2022
Acting on data about both part-time and full-time students is essential to moving the needle on college completion. It also is an equity issue. Part-time student attainment rates severely lag behind those of their full-time counterparts, regardless of sector or timeframe. And part-time students are disproportionately BILPOC (Black, Indigenous,…
Descriptors: Part Time Students, College Students, Academic Achievement, Educational Attainment
Complete College America, 2022
Across the nation, K-12 systems increasingly use performance assessments to demonstrate and evaluate student learning. These assessments are also a promising source of information to support college access and success. But using K-12 performance assessments at the postsecondary level will require changes across the K-12 and postsecondary sectors,…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Student Placement, Performance Based Assessment, Student Evaluation
Complete College America, 2022
In December 2020, Complete College America (CCA), in partnership with the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, launched a rigorous 12- to 18-month project designed to increase student success and completion rates at small liberal arts institutions. The focus was on building and enhancing support systems for first-generation and Pell-eligible students, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Descriptions, Small Colleges, Liberal Arts
Complete College America, 2022
Successful higher education systems are student centered and constantly improving. They also are committed to addressing long-standing policies, perspectives, and practices that--intentionally or not--marginalize Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and/or People of Color (BILPOC) students, students from under-resourced families, and others who were not…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Equal Education, Educational Policy, Evidence Based Practice
Complete College America, 2021
College stops before it really begins for far too many students. These students enroll in college only to be told that they are not ready for college-level coursework. Historically, colleges and universities have attempted to close this gap by placing these students, who are disproportionately Black, Latinx, or experiencing poverty, in…
Descriptors: State Universities, Remedial Instruction, Required Courses, Introductory Courses
Complete College America, 2021
This report is focused on both introducing corequisite support to institutional leaders looking for new approaches to addressing remediation and offering new insights that can deepen practice for those who are already at work implementing the model. Following previous reports on the corequisite model, "No Room for Doubt" outlines a…
Descriptors: Remedial Programs, Developmental Studies Programs, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation
Complete College America, 2021
According to UNCF, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) represent just 3% of colleges and universities in the United States yet produce 20% of Black graduates. Their success is a model for innovative, student-centered success that deserves broader recognition. But what does the future of HBCUs look like given the increasing demand…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Educational Innovation
Complete College America, 2020
States' commitments to tackling long standing inequities have been stifled by missing data, long delays, insufficient data-analysis tools, and the excessive reporting burden placed on states and institutions. If states hope to achieve their completion and equity goals, they need access to data that does not leave them guessing--so they can…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Partnerships in Education, Data Analysis, Data Use
Complete College America, 2019
This report guides implementation of Purpose First, Complete College America's (CCA's) strategy that creates a "missing link" between career choice, guided pathways, and first-year momentum. This report lays out the components of a Purpose First experience focused on helping students explore interests and careers, make informed choices…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, College Programs, Career Choice, Career Exploration
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