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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
Asera, Rose – RP Group, 2019
Middle leaders are emerging as a powerful resource in California's community colleges, driving change and advancing student success. The term middle leader has typically been used to describe middle managers in business and principals or district leaders in K-12 schools. In community colleges, the term has been used to designate positions below…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Administration, Middle Management, Instructional Leadership
Beam, Marc; Morris, Terra; Rodriguez-Kiino, Diane; Tillery, Randy – RP Group, 2019
With support from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO), Educational Services Division, the Research and Planning Group (RP Group) conducted a mixed-methods analysis of noncredit English Language Learners' (ELL) transition to credit courses, such as transfer-level English (TLE), to inform the work of a statewide committee…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, English Language Learners, College Credits, Noncredit Courses
RP Group, 2019
The California Community College (CCC) system is now making changes to its assessment and placement processes under Assembly Bill (AB) 705. The bill focuses on colleges maximizing student completion of transfer-level English and math within one year. In anticipation of AB 705, numerous CCCs throughout the state had already begun adjusting English…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, State Legislation, English Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
Nguyen, Alyssa; Purnell-Mack, Rogéair; Cooper, Darla M.; Rodriguez-Kiino, Diane; Kretz, Andrew; Fagioli, Loris; Myers, Marci; Rassen, Elisa – RP Group, 2018
In 2015, the Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group) was contracted by the Joyce/Cabrillo Foundation to assess the long-term impact of the Academy for College Excellence (ACE) on students who had participated in the program between fall 2003 and spring 2014 at three California Community Colleges: Berkeley City,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Program Effectiveness, Capacity Building, Career Readiness
RP Group, 2018
The Multiple Measures Assessment Project (MMAP) research team has conducted this study in order to examine whether student completion of a transfer-level course in math or English within one year varies by students' participation in either the Extended Opportunities Programs and Services (EOPS) program or the Disabled Students Programs and…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Community Colleges, State Legislation, College Mathematics
Asera, Rose – RP Group, 2018
The Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group) launched Leading from the Middle (LFM) Academy in 2013 to support the development of middle leaders across California Community Colleges (CCCs). This report captures reflections from both leaders of and participants in the 2017 LFM Academy, with the goal of advancing and…
Descriptors: Middle Management, College Faculty, Program Evaluation, Community Colleges
Asera, Rose – RP Group, 2018
The Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group) launched Leading from the Middle (LFM) Academy in 2013 to support the development of middle leaders across California Community Colleges (CCCs). This is an executive summary to that full report that captures reflections from both leaders of and participants in the 2017…
Descriptors: Middle Management, College Faculty, Program Evaluation, Community Colleges
Rassen, Elisa; Purnell-Mack, Rogéair; Nguyen, Alyssa – RP Group, 2017
This brief summarizes the key qualitative and quantitative research findings highlighting the ways in which the Academy for College Excellence (ACE) helped build the capacity of individuals facing numerous obstacles to success to thrive as students, participants in the workforce, and members of the community. The main goal of ACE is to prepare…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Programs
RP Group, 2017
One of the most promising and cost-effective strategies for improving California's production of baccalaureate holders is to increase transfer from the state's 114 community colleges to the 23 California State Universities (CSUs) and other four-year institutions. Since most of the state's underrepresented populations start their postsecondary…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Barriers
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