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July 29, 2019

What Works for Adult Learners?

Millions of adults in the United States are trying to support themselves and their families without a high school education. Millions more have finished high school but still lack some of the basic reading, writing, and math skills needed to succeed in the current labor market. To address this, the nation needs to scale evidence-based strategies that increase…


July 19, 2019

CCRI goes to Florida!

CCRI Advances Coaching for Change (C4C) Efforts As a national partner of Jobs for the Future (JFF), CCRI supports the Student Success Center Network (SSCN) Coaching Program with strategy development. Since 2017, CCRI has collaborated with Student Success Center (SSC) executive and assistant directors from around the country to advance statewide coaching initiatives. Building on…


January 16, 2019

HPTP Data Note 9: Transfer Partnerships and a Culture of Collaboration

In Data Note 6, we described a variety institutional transfer partnership typologies, differentiating those with increasing levels of collaboration and describing aspects of their culture, policy and practices. This Data Note draws upon qualitative findings from the High-Performing Transfer Partnerships (HPTP) study to more fully elucidate a construct described by an interviewee as a “culture…


HPTP Data Note 8: Catalysts and Barriers to Transfer Collaboration

CCRI’s work to understand quality transfer partnerships between colleges and universities has revealed common characteristics of effective partnerships (Data Note 1), and different types of partnerships (Data Note 6). In Data Note 8, researchers dig deeper into the process of developing successful partnerships.


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.