2016 marks 20 years since the Community College Research Center was founded at Teachers College, Columbia University. As we celebrate this milestone, we reflect on what we have accomplished and what we hope to achieve in the coming years.
CCRC Director Thomas Bailey and Senior Research Associate Judith Scott-Clayton attended a White House meeting January 20 to discuss President Obama’s free community college proposal with other researchers and senior policy officials.
New research from the Community College Research Center (CCRC), in collaboration with the Aspen Institute and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, breaks down transfer outcomes by state and reveals wide gaps in the rates at which students transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree.
CCRC Assistant Director Shanna Smith Jaggars has been appointed Director of Student Success Research for the Office of Distance Education and E-Learning at The Ohio State University in Columbus. She will transition into her new role in February 2016 but will continue to collaborate with CCRC thereafter as a research affiliate.
Shanna Smith Jaggars spoke on a panel at The Economist’s 2015 Higher Education Forum that addressed the future of alternative credentialing.