Community College Research Initiatives

November 18, 2019

Updating the national landscape: State adoption of community college baccalaureate degrees

CCRI Research Affiliate, Maria Claudia Soler, authors the third data note on the project Scaling Community College Baccalaureate Degrees: The Equity Imperative. The goal of this research is to examine degree-granting policies, institutional adoption and program implementation related to community college baccalaureate (CCB) degrees in the United States. Given the changing policy context across the…

October 22, 2019

TAACCCT Meta-Analysis

The Trade Adjustment Act Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant represented an unprecedented investment by the federal government in integrated postsecondary education and workforce training offered primarily by community and technical colleges. Between 2011 and 2018, 256 grants totaling nearly $2 billion were awarded through four rounds of competitive grants. Ultimately, 630 community colleges…

Upcoming conferences to hear from CCRI!

Competency-Based Education Network’s (C-BEN) CBExchange 2019 Conference, Palm Springs, CA, October 24, 2019. Learning and Leading Forward: Research-based Lessons to Enhance CBE 2.0 for Working Adults at Salt Lake Community College, Eric Heiser, Dean, Salt Lake Community College, Debra Bragg, President, Bragg & Associates, Inc. This session presents evaluation results from a Department of Labor Trade Adjustment…

September 23, 2019

Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-Year Colleges, Faculty as Change Agents

In fall 2015, “Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-year Colleges (SAGE 2YC) Faculty as Change Agents” was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This ambitious project focuses on improving two-year college geoscience education at the course, program, department, institution, region, and professional levels. It works through the efforts of two-year college geoscience faculty who act as “change agents” in…

September 4, 2019

Washington Monthly Features Community College Baccalaureate Degrees

Check out the August 2019 issue of Washington Monthly for research from CCRI on community college baccalaureate degrees. In this issue, Mary Alice McCarthy, director of the Center on Education and Skills at New American, and Debra Bragg, director of CCRI, present personal stories, new results on student demographics by program, and other insights into…

August 22, 2019

The Community College Baccalaureate in Washington: Who Enrolls?

This second Data Note, on the Scaling Community College Baccalaureate Degrees: The Equity Imperative research project, provides a look into the factors that contribute to baccalaureate degree expansion, particularly in associate degree-granting institutions in a growing number of states. Our Community College Research Initiatives (CCRI) group at the University of Washington has partnered with New…

August 13, 2019

Non-Degree Credentials Provide Value for Adults in the Labor Market

Our current Director, Debra Bragg, had her research used in conjunction with a number of other researchers who carried out seven independent but coordinated analyses involving 49 community and technical colleges across 8 states. The report examines labor market outcomes for adults who obtain non-degree credentials and provides a few key findings suggesting: • Non-degree credentials are…

July 30, 2019

CCRI in U.S. News!

CCRI Director Debra Bragg was mentioned in a recent article by U.S. News & World Report! The article discusses the rise of bachelor’s options at community colleges nationwide and three reasons why international students should consider community college as an option.

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…

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