February 14-17, 2022
Chicago, Illinois

Achieving More Equitable Student Outcomes: Latest Thinking from CCRC Research on Guided Pathways

February 15, 2023
2:30–3:30 PM CST

CCRC researchers Davis Jenkins and Hana Lahr will discuss how their research on guided pathways has shaped their thinking about how colleges can achieve more equitable success for their students. They will present new findings from research on the adoption of guided pathways practices and the effects on student outcomes. CCRC Director Tom Brock will facilitate discussion with the audience about what CCRC and session participants see as the next phase of work on student success in the new and challenging post-COVID environment and how to reenergize colleagues to take on this important work.


Hana Lahr, Senior Research Associate and Director of Applied Learning, CCRC

Davis Jenkins, Senior Research Scholar, CCRC

Thomas Brock, Director, CCRC

Supporting Learning and Success in Online Courses: Attending to Learning Skills and Mindsets

February 16, 4:30–5:00 CST

Faculty, staff, and administrators are seeking ways to support students to succeed in remote learning environments. In this session, researchers and practitioners from the Postsecondary Teaching with Technology Collaborative will present a framework of learning skills and mindsets that can support student learning and success in online and hybrid courses. Speakers will review evidence showing that skills and mindsets like sense of belonging, help-seeking, and reflection are associated with success in postsecondary courses. They will then describe instructional strategies that can be implemented in online courses to help students develop these skills and mindsets as a course progresses. This session will feature information on how attending to these skills and mindsets can mitigate barriers facing students from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education.


Nikki Edgecombe, Senior Research Scholar, CCRC

Rebecca Griffiths, Senior Principal Education Researcher, SRI International

Rachel McDermott, Associate Professor of English, Palm Beach State College

Eliana Mukherjee, Professor of Education, Palm Beach State College