Upcoming Presentations

Early College as a Postsecondary Success Strategy

April 24, 2:00–3:00 PM ET

This session will delve into the benefits and opportunities of Early College programs in preparing students for success beyond high school. Presenters will showcase the pioneering work of Leadership Network in Mass, alongside leading researchers and practitioners from Boston Public Schools to demonstrate the impact and potential of Early College and dual enrollment initiatives.

Key Topics:

  • The Mechanics: Gain insights into the practical implementation of Early College programs, including eligibility criteria, course offerings, and academic requirements.
  • Best Practices: Discover successful models and strategies for seamlessly integrating dual enrollment into high school curricula and maintaining academic rigor.
  • Student Support: Learn about effective methods for providing guidance and support to Early College students, ensuring they thrive academically and socially.
  • Equity Considerations: Explore how dual enrollment programs can be designed and implemented to promote equity and provide equal access to opportunities for all students, regardless of background or socioeconomic status.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is designed for educators, policymakers, and stakeholders committed to enhancing leadership practices within educational institutions. It is relevant for anyone wanting to ensure all students have an equitable opportunity to achieve their greatest postsecondary aspirations.


John Fink, Senior Research Associate and Program Lead, CCRC

Gretta Schaff, Dual Enrollment Curriculum Specialist, Boston Public Schools

Adam Seidel, Deputy Director, Massachusetts, OneGoal

Halicia Lyttle, Early College Director, Boston Community Leadership Academy

A Framework for Designing Online Courses to Support Student Success

November 16, 2023
Pittsburgh, PA

Online courses extend access to higher education but also place a significant burden on students to manage their own learning processes. Students report feeling isolated and unsure how to get help, and students historically underserved by higher education are especially likely to struggle in this format. Meanwhile, faculty are seeking new approaches to help students succeed. In this session, researchers and educational developers share their work codesigning instructional strategies to help diverse students build motivational mindsets, metacognitive skills, and applied learning strategies. Participants are invited to offer input on the framework and supports faculty will need to implement.

Associated Papers


Rebecca Griffiths
Senior Principal Researcher
SRI Education
Research Associate
Community College Research Center
Joshua D. Kanies
Director of Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence
Palm Beach State College
Katie Surber
Coordinator, Instructional Design & Development
Wake Technical Community College

Associated Project(s)