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How Guided Pathways Reforms Can Improve Support for Adult Students: Lessons From Three Tennessee Community Colleges

Drawing on interview data, this report discusses strategies that three guided pathways colleges use to help adult students enter programs of study, stay on path, and enhance learning.


A Complex Ecosystem: A Qualitative Investigation Into Dynamics Affecting the Implementation of College Advising Redesigns

This paper explores the dynamics in and around an institution that influence how advisors and students experience technology-mediated advising reforms, along with the opportunities and challenges these dynamics create for colleges.


A Framework for Advising Reform

This book chapter describes key principles of CCRC's evidence-based framework for advising redesign, which emphasizes a sustained, strategic, integrated, proactive, and personalized (SSIPP) approach to advising.


iPASS in Practice: Four Case Studies

This report shares the stories of four community colleges that participated in the Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) initiative, which provided support for institutions as they redesigned their advising processes and adopted and implemented new technologies.

MAY 2018

Practitioner Perspectives on the Use of Predictive Analytics in Targeted Advising for College Students

This study examines the perspectives of college personnel engaged in the consideration, launch, and use of predictive analytics tools for targeted advising.

JULY 2017

Colleges’ Experiences Integrating Support Services for Military Veterans

This review draws from the experiences of colleges awarded the Kisco Foundation’s Kohlberg Prize to highlight the practical and philosophical challenges involved in creating integrated services for student veterans.

JULY 2017

Leadership for Transformative Change: Lessons From Technology-Mediated Reform in Broad-Access Colleges

This study explores the influence of different types of leadership approaches on the implementation of a technology-mediated advising reform at six colleges, and assesses which types of leadership are associated with transformative organizational change.


Supporting Military Veteran Students: Early Lessons From Kohlberg Prize Recipients

This review describes the early experiences of five colleges that received the Kisco Foundation’s Kohlberg Prize, a grant aimed at making community colleges more welcoming and better able to meet the needs of veteran students.

JULY 2016

How Colleges Use Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) to Transform Student Support

This paper examines technology-mediated advising reform in order to contribute to the understanding of how colleges engage in transformative change to improve student outcomes.

JUNE 2016

Postsecondary Partnerships in Collective Impact

Using data from a study of the Ford Corridors of College Success initiative, this brief examines how postsecondary institutions have attempted to develop multi-sector partnerships within a collective impact context.

MAY 2016

Improving Student Services for Military Veterans

Based largely on an examination of college proposals for the Kisco Foundation’s Kohlberg Prize, this review (summary available) presents key insights and policy recommendations about services for military veterans attending community colleges.


Establishing the Backbone: An Underexplored Facet of Collective Impact Efforts

This brief, the second in CCRC’s Corridors of College Success series, describes the challenges that early-stage collective impact communities face as they work to identify potential backbone organizations and establish a backbone structure.


Redefining Full-Time in College: Evidence on 15-Credit Strategies

This report reviews research evidence on college policies designed to facilitate on-time degree completion among students by encouraging them to enroll in at least 15 credits per semester.