April 5–9, 2024
Louisville, KY

Rethinking High School Dual Credit to Advance Student Success and Build Back College Enrollment

April 7, 10:00–10:45 AM ET

Enrollment of high school students taking community college dual credit courses has soared in recent years, even as the number of recent high school graduates matriculating at community colleges has declined. This session will feature a conversation with leaders of two colleges that have expanded enrollment by recent high school graduates by taking a more strategic approach to their dual credit offerings and students. Moderating the session will be a researcher from CCRC, which has recently published research on how colleges can rethink dual credit as a more effective and equitable onramp to community college degree programs for students after high school.

Presenters

Davis Jenkins, Senior Research Scholar, CCRC

Greg Hodges, President, Patrick & Henry Community College

Lynda Villanueva, President, Lee College

Tracking Transfer: Community College and Four-Year Institutional Effectiveness in Broadening Bachelor’s Degree Attainment

April 7, 3:30–4:15 PM ET

For the first time, national and state-level transfer outcomes are publicly available disaggregated by race, ethnicity, and income. Leaders from CCRC and Aspen will share the latest data from the National Student Clearinghouse. See how the nation and your state fare in serving transfer students, engage with interactive data dashboards, and learn more about possible strategies for improving transfer outcomes for all students.

Presenters

Davis Jenkins, Senior Research Scholar, CCRC

Josh Wyner, Vice President, Aspen Institute; Founder and Executive Director, College Excellence Program

The Role of Community Colleges in the Green Jobs Revolution

April 7, 3:30–4:15 PM ET

In light of an empowering new focus on how community colleges are experiencing and reacting to the pressures of climate change, join our session to hear from a panel of experts on sustainable workforce development in community colleges. Learn strategies for contributing to climate resilience and prepare your students & communities for the transition to the green economy.

Presenters

Maggie P. Fay, Senior Research Associate, CCRC

Panelists TBA, West Los Angeles College & Southwest Wisconsin Technical College