Community College Research Initiatives

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…

STEM Transfer Partnership: Advancing our Community

As we embark on the second year of the STEM Transfer Partnership (STP) initiative, we finally got our first chance to come together in person at our October convening in Ellensburg, Washington. Because our first convening had to be held remotely due to continuing pandemic precautions, we were thrilled to be able to finally meet…

August 24, 2022

What can help your transfer partnerships?

Recognizing that transfer partnerships can help ease the navigation process for transfer students, we are excited to share the article recently published by CCRI team members, Ling Yeh and Lia Wetzstein, in the journal Community College Review. Titled Institutional Partnerships for Transfer Student Success: An Examination of Catalysts and Barriers to Collaboration, the article is…

Structuring STEM Transfer Partnership Success

CCRI’s STEM Transfer Partnership (STP) program has been working with colleges and universities across Washington state to tackle one of the key barriers to low-income student STEM degree attainment: transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions in the STEM fields. Though numerous interventions for transfer pathways have been designed and implemented, there remains a need…

June 21, 2022

STEM transfer partners: A community of practice

A cornerstone of CCRI’s current work is building innovative transfer partnerships and equipping two-year and four-year institutions with the resources, knowledge, support, and time to develop partnerships between their institutions to improve student outcomes. The STEM Transfer Partnerships project launched this year and met for the first time in April, convening all 10 teams 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!

February 5, 2022

Transfer Partnership podcast

“We’re better together.” CCRI Director Dr. Lia Wetzstein, and Research Affiliate Dr. Theresa Ling Yeh, joined the Transfer Nation Talks podcast hosted by Executive Director Dr. Janet Marling of the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) on The Art of Transfer Partnerships. In this informative conversation, they discuss CCRI’s expertise and prior…

February 4, 2022

Announcement of the STEM Transfer Partnership community of practice in WA State

We are excited to announce the 10 partnerships that will be participating in the STEM Transfer Partnership project and community of practice here in Washington state. Each pair of institutions, one from a 2-year and the other from a 4-year, will develop ways to improve outcomes for low-income STEM students! Because of the many varied…

October 1, 2021

CCRI receives nearly $1.2 million grant for work to increase equity in STEM 

The University of Washington’s Community College Research Initiatives announced that it received a $1,173,375.00 grant from Ascendium Education Group to work towards equity in STEM education for low-income learners across Washington state.  Community College Research Initiatives (CCRI) conducts research ​​in order to facilitate the advancement of equity in higher education. Ascendium invests in initiatives designed…

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….

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