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.
A group of D.C. area colleges and universities are joining together to research ways to reduce gun violence. This coalition of schools, called the 120 Initiative, will explore topics such as social economic issues, impacts of technology, and interactions between law and society.
In Ohio, efforts among community colleges over the past decade have helped to increase student achievement, in particular, two-year college graduation rates have nearly doubled, according to the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC).
The community college transfer process is often a bumpy ride. While many students who enroll in a community college want to get a bachelor’s degree, only about 30 percent successfully transfer to a four-year institution. Even fewer actually earn their degree. A unique partnership between Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University aims to change that trajectory by reimagining the transfer pipeline.
When schools in Virginia reopened their doors for in-person learning, public transit agencies went into overdrive to find ways to increase ridership. Among their strategies: add more stops and offer free services. Community and technical colleges should be important targets in these efforts, say some policymakers.
University of Cincinnati graduate students Emily Wieczorkowski and Kenzie Pelfrey run a nutrition class designed to assist individuals with diabetes with healthy eating as part of the Pharmer’s Kitchen program offered at St.