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.
Recommends ways that Texas state policy could help to improve outcomes for community college transfer students. The report finds that existing transfer policy in Texas fails to help students transfer successfully and efficiently, and recommends ways state policy might be enhanced to achieve objectives that are key to improving transfer student success.
Presents a statistical portrait of developmental education, describing the enrollment patterns and characteristics of developmental education students, their journey through developmental coursework, and their academic outcomes.