Describes how Ohio two-year colleges are approaching guided pathways reforms. It is based on research on the guided pathways reform efforts by colleges during fall 2016 and spring 2017. Although a handful of Ohio colleges are leaders in guided pathways reforms, the focus in this report is on colleges that are just beginning to engage in such reforms.
Explores the academic and economic consequences of taking higher or lower credit loads. Using student-level data from the Tennessee Board of Regents, it estimates differences in award completion and credit accumulation across students according to their first semester and first-year credit loads.
Compares the California experience of postsecondary attainment to date with that of other states that are demographically similar to California. It offers a set of recommendations that could help the state achieve both workforce readiness and greater equity of opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree for underrepresented students.
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.
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.
Provides a comprehensive examination of multiple measures placement and co-requisite remediation in California community colleges. As all colleges move toward compliance with a new Assembly Bill focused on broadening the scope and accelerating the pace of curricular change, this study sheds light on what colleges can expect to see in terms of both student outcomes and implementation challenges.
Outlines California’s Master Plan for Higher Education, which is focused on making college fully accessible through the California Community Colleges and providing advanced degrees through two public systems, the California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC).