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Implementation and User Adoption of Integrated Planning and Advising Services (IPAS)

March 2012−Present

Because community colleges lack the resources to provide in-depth, one-on-one student advising, some colleges and for-profit companies have used technology to create Integrated Planning and Advising Services (IPAS)—electronic tools that assist with program and course selection and in targeting support services. This project seeks to understand the processes through which these tools are implemented and adopted by end users. The primary goals of the project are to (1) describe and document the implementation process; (2) analyze changed end-user practice over time; and (3) validate CCRC’s emergent Technology Adoption Framework that was developed to assess institutions’ readiness to adopt new technology.

This project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Publications

JUNE 2015
Using Technology to Reform Advising: Insights From Colleges
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JULY 2014
Evaluating Your College's Readiness for Technology Adoption
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MAY 2014
Adopting New Technologies for Student Success: A Readiness Framework
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Presentations

MAY 2015
How Can My College Make the Most of Advising Technologies?
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APRIL 2015
Leadership for Transformative Change: Lessons from Technology-Based Reform in Broad-Access Colleges
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APRIL 2015
Student Attitudes Towards Technology-Mediated Advising Systems
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Project Lead