Community College Research Initiatives

CCRI Staff News

January 29, 2024

CCRI is Hiring a New Research Scientist

Apply here! Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA) shapes, advances and stewards a world-class undergraduate academic experience for students at the University of Washington. Staff, faculty and students in UAA deepen and enrich the learning experience for all undergraduates, recognizing and supporting the unique learning path of each individual student and the commitment of each academic program to…

January 25, 2024

Narrowing the Education Gap with Lia Wetzstein, CCRI

UW Today shares Undergraduate Academic Affairs’ recent interview with CCRI director Lia Wetzstein to discuss critical details of the importance of transfer. Having recently attended the U.S. Department of Education’s first ever National Summit on Transfer, Lia examines the paramount issues surrounding transfer between two- and four- year institutions and their impacts. Lia also details…

November 17, 2023

New Data Dashboard from the Transfer Summit

Last week CCRI Lia Wetzstein, joined fellow delegates selected to represent Washington state at the Raise the Bar Transfer Summit where over 200 higher education professionals are gathered.    This summit brings together state, institution, and other leaders in the field and is part of the Raise the Bar: Attaining College Excellence & Equity series:…

September 18, 2023

New Research Scientist Mayra Nunez Martinez

It is with great pleasure that we introduce our newest research scientist, Mayra Nunez Martinez whose research centers on reimagining and transforming postsecondary institutions to better serve historically underserved students and communities. Informed from both personal and professional experiences her research is accountable to examining the racial and spatial inequities that rural Latine/x students face…

November 30, 2022

CCRI welcomes student assistant Krista Roekelle Castro Orejudos

Krista is a current sophomore at the University of Washington who is majoring in English: Creative Writing and minoring in Digital Textual Studies. She is also the current student assistant for CCRI and shared that,  when looking through CCRI’s mission statement and vision, I felt compelled to work for an organization that is dedicated to…

February 25, 2022

New opening for a Research Scientist at CCRI!

Community College Research Initiatives has an opening for a Research Scientist. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in research on community colleges, STEM, transfer, and organizational change! The position is part-time, 80% FTE with benefits and can be remote. Read more and apply here!

September 29, 2021

Research Scientist Opening

CCRI has a new Research Scientist opening. We’re looking for an education researcher with an interest in community colleges, STEM transfer, a passion for equity, and who works well within a team. This position is half-time with benefits. If you have experience as a researcher in higher education we would love to hear from you….

July 16, 2021

CCRI has a Research Scientist position open

Our team is looking for an education researcher with an interest in community colleges, a passion for equity, and who works well within a team. This position is part-time and temporary. We have ongoing research, new grants starting and on the horizon. If you have experience in research methods and manipulating data using MS Excel…

September 24, 2020

CCRI Panelist on Why Mobility Matters Now: The Intersection of Equity and Student Transitions

Earlier today, CCRI’s Acting Director, Dr. Lia Wetzstein joined other higher education researchers in a rich discussion on transfer and equity at the 2020 Michigan Student Success Summit. There is one more day to join in other discussions! Register, view presentation slides, and video recordings from this and all of the sessions on this event webpage….

August 20, 2020

Transition Coming for CCRI

Welcome Dr. Lia Wetzstein, our new Acting Director of CCRI We’ve seen tremendous change in education and the economy since Community College Research Initiatives (CCRI) opened its doors on May 1, 2016. Since those early days, we at CCRI have used our research skills to study policy and program improvements to transfer and baccalaureate attainment,…

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