In this blog post, Christopher Quarles, a former community college teacher and current PhD candidate at the University of Michigan School of Information, shares findings from his recently published study on student capital, which he defines as the cumulative effect of all factors that account for student success.
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The Institute of Education Sciences has selected CCRC to lead the Accelerating Recovery in Community Colleges Network (ARCC Network), which will include research teams from across the country that will study recovery strategies such as enhanced financial aid, innovative workforce programs, improved online and hybrid education, and new course formats.
In the webinar Helping Black, Latinx, and Limited-Income Students at High-Performing iPASS Colleges: An Exploration of Support Practices, which took place September 20, 2022, CCRC Senior Research Associate Hoori Santikian Kalamkarian and Research Associate Andrea Lopez Salazar discussed their research at five colleges with some improvements in outcomes among these student groups.
Much is unknown about the nature of first-generation students' personal networks, but a new CCRC study is changing that. CCRC Senior Research Assistant and PEAR Fellow Melissa Herman and Senior Research Associate Hoori Santikian Kalamkarian discuss the impetus for the study and share some preliminary findings in this blog post.