Community College Research Initiatives

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…

June 27, 2019

Three Keys to Launching Bachelor’s Programs at a Community College

We’re pleased to share a recent article on expanding community college baccalaureate programs written by Ivy Love, a policy analyst with one of our partners, the Center on Education & Skills, New America (CESNA), published by the online higher education newspaper, EvoLLLution , June 12. We found these insights informative and hope you and your…

April 25, 2019

CCRI Receives NSF ATE Grant

The UW Community College Research Initiatives is pleased to announce we received an NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grant in partnership with the UW Evans School of Public Policy & Governance to study and scale-up data-informed improvements to technical education programs.

April 18, 2019

Research-to-Practice for Washington SBCTC

Recently CCRI had the opportunity to partner with the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) to share transfer and applied baccalaureate research with professionals across the state.

Mourning the Loss of Debbie McGhee

Our CCRI team grieves the passing of Deborah McGhee. Debbie devoted her life’s work to UW where she was a campus leader of outcomes assessment. Her leadership, competence and caring approach was widely admired. She inspired us and so many more to find meaning in our work and create meaningful opportunities for learning for our students.

April 16, 2019

AERA Annual Meeting 2019

CCRI researchers enjoyed presenting research on high performing transfer partnerships and faculty as change agents at the American Education Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in April. It is great to engage and learn from our colleagues at these events – especially those who show up ready to ask questions at 8 a.m. sessions! 

April 15, 2019

Developing Faculty Change Agents: CSCC Presentation Recap

Improving access to STEM education and jobs depends in part on rethinking how science is taught in the classroom and how students are introduced to career pathways. CCRI’s Debra Bragg is an external evaluator for an NSF-funded project that supports and encourages faculty to lead that kind of change. In March, she joined the researchers…

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