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OCTOBER 19, 2020

Progress, and Finger Pointing, on Student Transfer: A Survey

A new survey from Inside Higher Ed offers a snapshot of administrators' attitudes toward and perceptions of the transfer process. CCRC Senior Research Associate John Fink said the opinion gaps between personnel at two- and four-year campuses underscores the need for officials to take "collective responsibility for transfer students from community college start to university finish."

OCTOBER 15, 2020

Supplemental Enrollment Partnerships in Higher Education

In this Helix Education podcast, CCRC Postdoctoral Research Associate Vivian Yuen Ting Liu describes the revenue implications for four-year colleges when their students take some of their courses at two-year institutions. 

OCTOBER 09, 2020

Why Does Community College Enrollment Look so Different This Year? COVID

Enrollment dropped by 15% at Connecticut's 12 community college, outpacing the average 8% dip colleges nationwide have seen this semester. CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins told the Connecticut Mirror that because many students rely on service jobs to pay tuition, cuts to the industry may be partially to blame for campuses' enrollment woes.

OCTOBER 07, 2020

CCRC Playbook Provides Recommendations to Address Equity Gaps in Dual Enrollment Programs

Several outlets—including Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, Education Weekand EducationDive—covered CCRC's new dual enrollment report. The publication, which is a collaboration between CCRC and the Aspen Institute, describes how K-12 districts and community colleges have successfully partnered to narrow equity gaps in acceleration programs.

OCTOBER 06, 2020

Community Colleges in Michigan Implementing Reforms Despite Pandemic

CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins spoke to DBusiness about the strides Michigan community colleges are making in implementing guided pathways. The colleges are making "impressive progress in redesigning their programs and support services," Jenkins said.

OCTOBER 05, 2020

Report: How to Improve Equity in Dual Enrollment

CCRC's latest report describes five strategies for community college and K-12 leaders who want to advance equity in dual enrollment programs. This Inside Higher Ed story summarizes the report's findings. 

SEPTEMBER 23, 2020

The Rise of Dual Credit

CCRC Senior Research Associate John Fink told Education Next that, as dual enrollment continues to expand, it is necessary to focus on the causes of persistent equity gaps that undermine the programs' goals, lest they be exacerbated.

SEPTEMBER 17, 2020

Senators Push Bipartisan Plan to "Finish Fixing" the FAFSA

CCRC Senior Research Scholar Judith Scott-Clayton testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on the need to simplify the FAFSA form as a matter of equity and college access. Several outlets—including Community College Daily and local CBS, Fox, NBC, and Scripps affiliates—covered the hearing. 

SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

Report: Guided Pathways Show Progress

A new report from the Center for Community College Student Engagement found that, though there is still room for improvement, guided pathways has improved the student experience on many campuses. CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins told Inside Higher Ed that in order to keep making progress, colleges must focus on moving past program mapping as an end goal and implement engagement strategies such as experiential learning opportunities.

SEPTEMBER 01, 2020

Reform Advocates Urge Colleges And Universities to Stop Asking Prospective Students About Their Criminal Histories

CCRC Senior Research Scholar Judith Scott-Clayton spoke to the Oklahoma State Legislature about why colleges should cease asking prospective students about their criminal histories, Tulsa World reports. Campuses, Scott-Clayton explained, tend to be very safe places, and asking students for this information could discourage some from pursuing higher education.