Summarizes the results of the 2018-19 Student Expenses and Resources Survey (SEARS) that sampled 150,000 California college students from all segments of higher education about their experiences and perceptions of college affordability.
Lists a series of recommendations on policies and practices for increasing the productivity of industry-valued degrees and credentials. The purpose of the document is to provide strategies for addressing the current struggle that California's community colleges face in keeping pace with the higher levels of skills and education that employers are requiring from their applicants.
Uses the "Learning is Earning" map as a way to understand the innovation investments undertaken as a part of the Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy (DWM) framework and to determine the California Community Colleges’ trajectory as they prepare to better serve the students of the future.
Compiles lists of basic needs resources in order to make these resources more accessible to undergraduate students. The 50 California Community College campuses, 23 California State University campuses, and 9 University of California campuses included in these lists are the same campuses examined in a report, Measuring Our Success: Campus Supports for College Students Experiencing Food & Housing Insecurity.
Offers key considerations and analytic tools to aid policy designers in their efforts to balance equity and efficiency when creating their funding models. The report relies on a simple regression model—based on a study using data from the California Community Colleges system—that demonstrates the impact of weighting these different priorities within funding models on the appropriations that institutions receive.
Introduces the The California State University Graduation Initiative 2025. Launched in January 2015, this initiative aims to better prepare and assist students through an established a plan to remove obstacles to receiving a baccalaureate degree.
Examines the intersection of race, gender, and higher education. Hear My Voice draws upon on-campus interviews with male students of color, parents, educators, and administrators, as well as reviewing existing research.