Community College Research Initiatives

August 3, 2018

CCRI Presented at Jobs for the Future’s 2018 Meeting

In July 2018, CCRI researchers gave two presentations at the Jobs for the Future (JFF) Postsecondary State Network Meeting. The presentations focused on policies for student success and evidence-based coaching for change. Read more about each below.

Metrics, Money, and Systems Alignments: A Policy Agenda for Improving Student Success
Panel presenters shared their policy ideas, state examples and, opportunities and challenges in achieving policy change.
Presented by:

  • Grant Blume, University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy and Governance & CCRI-UW,
  • Nate Johnson, Principal Consultant, Postsecondary Analytics,
  • Nicole Washington, Higher Education Policy Advisor, and
  • David Altstadt, Associate Director, JFF.

Evidence-Based Coaching for Change in the Student Success Center Network
In this session, the CCRI team discussed early learnings from their work on coaching for change (CfC) in partnership with the Student Success Center Network.The CfC initiative enables CCRI researchers to work directly with Student Success Centers to help them design and implement coaching that strategically utilizes applied research, technical assistance, professional development, and various collaborative knowledge-sharing strategies such as communities of practice and networked improvement communities to improve student success.

View the presentation by clicking here.

The presenters were:

  • Debra Bragg, CCRI Director;
  • Katie Kovacich, CCRI Research Coordinator, and
  • Lia Wetzstein, CCRI Research Scientist.

In September, the researchers summarized lessons learned from the CfC pilot, which you can read by clicking here. i

First slide of "Evidence-Based Coaching for Change in the Student Success Center Network" slide deck for Postsecondary State Policy Network Meeting