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Valenzuela, Ireri; MacIntyre, Donald; Klein-Collins, Becky; Clerx, John – Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group), 2016
How can we help significantly more students reach their educational goals and improve their employment outcomes? How can we reign in the growing time burden and ballooning costs students must shoulder throughout their educational journey? How can we recognize the learning and experience the vast number of nontraditional students bring when they…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Evaluation, Competency Based Education, Community Colleges
Cooper, Darla; Rodriguez-Kiino, Diane; Scharper, Alice; Karandjeff, Kelley; Chaplot, Priyadarshini; Schiorring, Eva – Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group), 2014
This primer introduces 23 practices designed to support students inside and outside of the classroom and increase their community college success. These case studies illustrate the five themes for effective student support that emerged from Student Support (Re)defined--a multi-year study performed by the Research and Planning Group for California…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Success, Telephone Surveys
Willett, Terrence; Karandjeff, Kelley – Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group), 2014
How do we determine if incoming students are ready for college-level work? California's community college system is currently working to address this complex question in a more nuanced, comprehensive, and equitable way. This research brief offers insights that can inform these efforts resulting from the Student Transcript-Enhanced Placement Study…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Readiness, Community Colleges, Student Placement
Booth, Kathy; Cooper, Darla; Karandjeff, Kelley; Large, Michael; Pellegrin, Nathan; Purnell, Rogéair; Rodriguez-Kiino, Diane; Schiorring, Eva; Willett, Terrence – Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group), 2013
Research indicates that students are more likely to succeed when they experience the following six factors: (1) have a goal and a path leading to this goal; (2) stay motivated to achieve this outcome; (3) believe that their success matters to others; (4) are engaged in the classroom; (5) feel connected to the college community; and (6) feel they…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Goal Orientation, Student Motivation
Booth, Kathy; Cooper, Darla; Karandjeff, Kelley; Purnell, Rogéair; Schiorring, Eva; Willett, Terrence – Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group), 2013
This research brief presents key findings and actionable themes from Student Support (Re)defined--a multi-year study that asked almost 900 students from 13 California community colleges what they think supports their educational success, paying special attention to the factors Africa Americans and Latinos cite as important to their achievement.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Attitudes, Success
Willett, Terrence – Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group), 2013
Prior research suggests that using high school transcripts may improve English and math placement accuracy at colleges. Between 2012 and 2013, the Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group) conducted the Student Transcript Enhanced Placement Study (STEPS) in partnership with the California Community Colleges…
Descriptors: Transcripts (Written Records), Student Records, Academic Records, High School Students
Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group), 2010
Which factors promote student transfer from California Community Colleges (CCC) to baccalaureate-granting institutions? How do community college practices support this transition? Which student behaviors and characteristics particularly facilitate their movement to four-year colleges and universities? The Research and Planning Group for California…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Educational Policy, Research Projects, Student Behavior
Baker, Elaine DeLott; Hope, Laura; Karandjeff, Kelley – Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group), 2009
Contextualized teaching and learning (CTL), or the concept of relating subject matter content to meaningful situations that are relevant to students' lives, offers one promising approach to helping students learn more effectively. This brief offers instructors, college leaders, policy makers and funders a high-level summary of the CTL…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Basic Skills, Learning, Colleges
Miller, Margaret – Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group), 2009
In 2008 and 2009, the Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group) worked closely with the Hewlett Foundation to focus attention on excellent work in basic skills education at California's community colleges. Hewlett Leaders in Student Success highlighted innovations by front-runners in California in order to help…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Two Year Colleges
Kozeracki, Carol; Inciong, Denice – Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group), 2008
In Spring 2007, the State Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges awarded the Transfer Leadership Center (TLC) study to investigate two-to-four year transfer practices and strategies. As part of the study's qualitative component, research teams from the Center for Student Success of the Research & Planning Group of the…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Urban Schools, Minority Group Students, Community Colleges
Mery, Pamela; Schiorring, Eva – Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group), 2008
Which factors promote transfer from community colleges to four-year colleges and universities? What can individuals learn about transfer from tracking cohorts of students? What can they learn from studying colleges that have a strong track record of transferring students? These questions are at the center of a study funded in 2007 by the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Transfer Rates (College), College Transfer Students, Transfer Policy
Johnstone, Rob; Schiorring, Eva – Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group), 2008
In Spring 2007, the State Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges awarded the Transfer Leadership Center (TLC) study to investigate two-to-four year transfer practices and strategies. As part of the study's qualitative component, research teams from the Center for Student Success of the Research & Planning Group of the…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Student Characteristics, Educational Technology, Videoconferencing
Mery, Pamela; Johnstone, Rob – Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group), 2008
In Spring 2007, the State Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges awarded, based on a competitive grant competition, the Transfer Leadership Center (TLC) study to investigate two-to-four year transfer practices and strategies. As part of the study's qualitative component, research teams from the Center for Student Success of the…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Caring, Community Colleges, Transfer Rates (College)
Mery, Pamela; Schiorring, Eva – Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group), 2008
In Spring 2007, the State Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges awarded the Transfer Leadership Center (TLC) study to investigate two-to-four year transfer practices and strategies. As part of the study's qualitative component, research teams from the Center for Student Success of the Research & Planning Group of the…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Economically Disadvantaged, Small Colleges, Community Colleges
Over, Lucinda; Kozeracki, Carol – Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group), 2008
In Spring 2007, the State Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges awarded the Transfer Leadership Center (TLC) study to investigate two-to-four year transfer practices and strategies. As part of the study's qualitative component, research teams from the Center for Student Success of the Research & Planning Group of the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Transfer Rates (College), College Transfer Students, Transfer Policy
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