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Twenty Years of CCRC: The Past and Future of Community College Research

Conference: American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Annual Convention
Date and Time: April 12, 2016 8:45–9:45 AM
Location: Chicago, IL
Venue: Hyatt Regency Chicago | Ogden

In 1996, the Sloan Foundation invited Thomas Bailey to submit a proposal to form a community college research center. At the time, little was known about two-year public colleges, despite the fact that they enrolled nearly half of the nation’s undergraduates. In the years since, CCRC has generated research on nearly every aspect of community college practice, from developmental education reform to graduates’ labor market outcomes. Community college presidents who have worked closely with CCRC discussed how the center has influenced the development of community college research, how that research has affected their own practice and that of other community college leaders, and important directions for future research.


Karen Stout
President and CEO
Achieving the Dream
Kay McClenney
Senior Advisor to the President and CEO
American Association of Community Colleges
William Law
Chair, CCRC Advisory Board
President, St. Petersburg College
Eduardo Martí
Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges, CUNY
Thomas Bailey
Community College Research Center