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RP Group, 2020
This document provides ideas for collaboration between English, Math, and credit ESL faculty and institutional research, planning, and effectiveness (IRPE) professionals in the California Community Colleges to examine local impacts of AB 705. The ideas from this document were generated and collated from regional workshops and events hosted by the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Educational Legislation, State Legislation
Hayward, Craig – RP Group, 2020
In community colleges, English Language Learners (ELL) comprise several subgroups of students, each of which has a distinct background and data profile. Among these subgroups, three clearly emerge, each of which interact with placement systems and curriculum in distinct ways based on their prior educational experiences and contexts. These three…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Writing Instruction
Kretz, Andrew – RP Group, 2020
In 2019, the Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group) conducted a survey of institutional research, planning, and effectiveness (IRPE) offices in the California Community College system. The purpose of this survey was to: (1) Identify key research and planning priorities and activities of the IRPE offices; (2)…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Community Colleges, Institutional Evaluation, Educational Planning
Kretz, Andrew; Newell, Mallory – RP Group, 2020
This report provides a summary of the results of the AB 705 Implementation Survey, which was distributed in early February 2020 by the Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group) to California Community Colleges (CCC) chief instructional officers. The purpose of the survey is to help inform planning to best support…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Program Implementation, Surveys, Educational Planning
Brohawn, Katie; Kretz, Andrew; Nguyen, Alyssa; White, Michelle – RP Group, 2020
The 2017-18 State Budget Act allocated $5M to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (CCC) to support a Veterans Resource Center (VRC) grant program designed to help CCC establish or enhance on-campus VRCs. In an effort to better understand the current state of VRCs in the wake of this funding, Irvine Valley College (IVC)…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Veterans, Resource Centers, Educational Finance
Brohawn, Katie; Karandjeff, Kelley; Nguyen, Alyssa; Cooper, Darla M.; Fong, Kristen; Kretz, Andrew; Purnell, Rogéair D.; Rodriguez-Kiino, Diane; Chaplot, Priyadarshini; Nguyen, Kay – RP Group, 2020
In 2016, the Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group) launched the "Through the Gate" transfer study, aimed to identify strategies for increasing transfer among "high-leverage learners" in the California Community Colleges (CCC)--individuals who have completed all or most of their transfer…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Student Characteristics
RP Group, 2020
The Umoja Community seeks to enhance the cultural and educational experiences of African-American and other students in California Community Colleges. Launched in 2006, over half of colleges across the system now involve students with this approach, which embraces an ethic of love and the deliberate engagement of participants in…
Descriptors: African American Students, Two Year College Students, Culturally Relevant Education, College Environment
Karandjeff, Kelley; Brohawn, Katie; Nguyen, Alyssa; Cooper, Darla M.; Fong, Kristen – RP Group, 2020
California has embraced transfer between the state's community colleges and universities as a key mechanism for ensuring a diverse and qualified workforce while simultaneously closing equity gaps and promoting economic mobility for its residents. Yet the RP Group's "Through the Gate" transfer study finds that each year, nearly 60,000…
Descriptors: Transfer Policy, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Barriers
Cooper, Darla M.; Nguyen, Alyssa; Karandjeff, Kelley; Brohawn, Katie; Purnell, Rogeair; Kretz, Andrew; Rodriguez-Kiino, Diane; Chaplot, Priyadarshini; Nguyen, Kay – RP Group, 2020
There is documented need for California to produce more bachelor's degree holders. Broad agreement exists that increasing community college transfer is an essential strategy for achieving this critical goal, while at the same time closing equity gaps and promoting mobility for residents of a state plagued with the nation's highest cost of living.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Student Attitudes
Asera, Rose – RP Group, 2019
The Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group) launched Leading from the Middle (LFM) in 2013 to support the development of middle leaders across the California Community Colleges. Every year LFM produces an internal evaluation report presenting what participants learned from their experiences; academy leaders…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Middle Management, Professional Development, Leadership Training
Asera, Rose – RP Group, 2019
The Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group) launched Leading from the Middle (LFM) in 2013 to support the development of middle leaders across the California Community Colleges. Every year LFM produces an internal evaluation report presenting what participants learned from their experiences; academy leaders…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Middle Management, Professional Development, Leadership Training
RP Group, 2019
With support from the California Community College Chancellor's Office, the MMAP Research Team, a team of The Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group) conducted a literature review on various assessment measures used for English as a Second Language (ESL) programs to explore effective assessment methods including…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
RP Group, 2019
When students make significant progress toward a transfer goal, what impacts their likelihood for making it to university? Which student groups are more likely to achieve transfer success and which ones may need strategic support to make it across the finish line? The RP Group is exploring these questions as part of the Through the Gate transfer…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
RP Group, 2019
This technical report begins with an overview of the data and sample used in this component of research. This overview is followed by descriptive statistics of the independent and dependent variables used in the analysis. It provides a quick description of the statistical model before offering a detailed explanation of the study's results. [For…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
Asera, Rose – RP Group, 2019
When people talk about "community college leadership," they typically refer to presidents or other executive leaders, mirroring a common societal perception that leaders are individuals at the top of an organization's hierarchy. However, leading from the middle is not a contradiction in terms. A growing number of community college…
Descriptors: Middle Management, Community Colleges, College Administration, Leadership
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