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.
Summarizes the findings of business leaders and parents to discuss firsthand information about workplace demands and aspirations for high school graduates. The listening tour visited five five communities over the course of a year: Oakland, CA; Westfield, MA; Tupelo, MS; Marysville, OH; and Norfolk, VA.
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.
Documents specific policy interventions that can be implemented in the state of California to improve outcomes for men of color in community colleges. Suggests that state policy makers examine new ways of disaggregating data, creating a new early warning system, institute a statewide educational initiative for men of color, and create programs to reclaim "near completers."
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.
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.
Examines graduation rates at California State University (CSU) - the nation's largest university system - and the financial and economic impact on students and the state. The report outlines improvements CSU has made, as well as areas for continued work, including assistance for underrepresented students and on-time (four-year) graduation rates. It also includes promising programs and policies.