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UPDATE on Research and Leadership

UPDATE on Research and Leadership

This bi-annual newsletter features articles highlighting policies, programs, and practices that enhance community college education and transition to college for diverse learners at the state, national, and international levels.

Spring 2015

Spring 2015 UPDATE

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  • The Importance of Linking Policy Intent to Policy Outcome: An Interview with Mark Mitsui
  • Pathways to What?: The Implications of Learning Outcomes Paradigms forPathways to Results
  • Perspectives on Opportunity Generating Pathways at OCCRL’s Scaling Up Conference
  • Building Illinois’ Green Workforce through Career Pathways
  • Strengthening Career Pathways in Manufacturing Education
  • Guiding Principles for Scaling Transformative Change
  • Strategies for Transformative Change

Fall 2014

Fall 2014 UPDATE

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  • Charting Pathways in Challenging Times: An Interview with Eboni Zamani-Gallaher
  • Dual Credit Funding Policies in Illinois: Understanding How State and Local Funding Relates to Student Access and Participation
  • PRC Spotlight Briefs Highlight Promising Practices
  • The Path to Revised Guiding Principles for the Transformative Change Initiative
  • The Alliance for Quality Career Pathways (AQCP) Framework: Building Momentum to Individual Prosperity and Regional Economic Competitiveness
  • Upskill America: U.S. Department of Education Launches the Career Pathways Exchange
  • Pathways to Results: Helping Practitioners Improve Pathways and Programs of Study

Spring 2014

Spring 2014 UPDATE

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  • Letter from Director Debra Bragg on OCCRL’s 25th Anniversary
  • An Interview with Adrianna Kezar: Opportunities and Challenges for Scaling Up Innovation in Higher Education
  • Pathways to Results Conference Highlight: Examining the Context for Scaling Up in Higher Education with Marcy Drummond
  • An Interview with Health Professions Pathway (H2P) Consortium Director Marianne Krismer
  • Guiding Principles from Transformative Change Initiative about Scaling Up
  • Reverse Transfer Initiative Credit When It’s Due Expands: Three New States Join Initiative
  • Scaling Career Pathways: Insights and Experience from the Field —20 Featured Presentation from the 2014 Pathways to Results Conference
  • Executive Summary of Jobs for the Future’s Thinking Big: A Framework for States on Scaling Up Community College Innovation

Fall 2013

Fall 2013 UPDATE

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  • Community Colleges and the Increasing Importance of Data: An Interview with David Baime
  • The Illinois Longitudinal Data System (ILDS) Research Agenda
  • Potential Models for Using State Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) Data to Improve Student Learning
  • Education Lessons Learned with Longitudinal Data Systems and Quasi-Experimental Design
  • State Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) Research Agendas: National Context and Instructive Models

Spring 2013

Spring 2013 UPDATE

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  • Valuing Credentials: An Interview with Anthony Carnevale
  • The Value of Progressing Along the Continuum of Educational Attainment
  • The Potential Value of a Reverse Transfer Associate Degree: Diverse Values and Perspectives
  • Rethinking Asian American Students’ Educational Pathways
  • Barriers to Retention and Degree Completion of African American Males in Illinois
  • Recent Doctoral Research on Community Colleges

Fall 2012

Fall 2012 UPDATE

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  • Educational Equity: An Interview with Dr. Eboni Zamani-Gallaher
  • Rethinking College and Career Readiness: A Call for Understanding Context to Address Racial Inequality
  • How Policy Affects Access in the Context of the College Completion Agenda
  • Past Failure, Future Opportunity: Lessons Learned about the Experiences and Perceptions of Males of Color in College and Career Readiness Programs
  • Siguiendo Tu Sueno “Chasing Your Dream”: What Research Says about Barriers and Supports to Latino Student Community College Persistence
  • Pathways to Careers Network Supports College and Career Transitions for Adult Learners

Spring 2012

Spring 2012 UPDATE

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  • The Unsung Sector: An Interview with Under Secretary Martha J. Kanter about America’s College Completion Agenda and Community Colleges
  • Pathways to College Completion: Credentialing Models for Students who Stop Short of a Bachelor’s Degree
  • A Guide to Major U.S. College Completion Initiatives
  • TAFE DIRECTORS AUSTRALIA (TDA) Occasional Papers What the UK, US and Australia Can Learn from Each Other
  • Pathways to Results: Implementation of a Data-Driven Approach
  • High Schools Promoting Career and College Readiness: An Interview with Mr. Corey Tafoya of Woodstock High School
  • Contributions of Transfer Students and Structures to the College Completion Agenda

Fall 2011

Fall 2011 UPDATE

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  • Partnerships that Support High Schools That Work Reform: An Interview with Dr. Gene Bottoms
  • OCCRL Engages with High Schools in PTR Pilot
  • Bridges Across the P-16 Continuum: The Role of Educational Partnerships
  • College and Career Readiness in Illinois: What Illinois’ Pilot Projects Tell Us about the Challenges of Alignment
  • Accelerating Opportunity Initiative Awards Grants to Eleven States to Transform Adult Education
  • Developing and Leveraging Partnerships and Collaboration to Transition Adult Students into Postsecondary Education and Employment
  • Partnership Research for Advanced Technological Education (ATE)
  • Strategies for Involving Partners in Pathways to Results

Spring 2011

Spring 2011 UPDATE

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  • The Equity Scorecard(TM): An Interview with Dr. Estela Bensimon
  • Pathways to Results in Illinois
  • State Perspective on Student Transition
  • Pathways to Results Projects at Southwestern Illinois College
  • Lessons from the Frontlines of the PTR Process
  • STEM Learning exchanges
  • Significant Discussions: A Guide for Secondary and Postsecondary Curriculum Alignment
  • Book Review: Patton, M. Q. (2011). Developmental Evaluation: Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.

Fall 2010

Fall 2010 UPDATE

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  • The College Fear Factor: An Interview with Rebecca Cox
  • What the Literature Tells Us about Bridge Programs
  • From Curiosity to Results: The Creation of a Summer Bridge Program
  • Illinois Connections in Engineering (ICE)
  • Making the “College Connection”: Colorado’s SUN (Success UNlimited) Initiative, an Intensive Transition Program
  • Results of the 2010 Illinois Bridge Status Survey
  • Bridge Resources

Spring 2010

Spring 2010 UPDATE

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  • The Lumina Perspective: A Conversation with Holly Zanville
  • The Applied Baccalaureate Degree: What We Have Learned So Far
  • Applied Baccalaureate Policy in Six States
  • Development of Washington’s Community and Technical College Applied Baccalaureate Degrees
  • Employer and Graduate Perspectives of the Community College Applied Baccalaureate: Meeting the College Mission

Fall 2009

Fall 2009 UPDATE

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  • Year Three of the Shifting Gears Initiative: An Interview with Whitney Smith from the Joyce Foundation
  • Basic Skills for College and Careers
  • Lessons from Illinois’ Evaluation of Shifting Gears 1.0
  • Inside the Black Box: Three Bridge Programs Involved in Illinois Shifting Gears
  • Shifting Gears Phase Two: Advancing Policy
  • Supporting Bridge Instruction through Title I of the Workforce Investment Act

Spring 2009

Spring 2009 UPDATE

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  • Moving Forward with College and Career Readiness
  • Evaluating the College and Career Readiness Act
  • The CCR Project at South Suburban College
  • Developing High School Partnerships
  • OCCRL Welcomes Dianne Bazell, New Deputy Director, Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • Kentucky’s P-16 Council as Agent of Change: Implications for College and Career Readiness in Illinois
  • Achieve and the American Diploma Project
  • Rethinking College Readiness
  • College and Career Readiness Resources
  • The Early College Movement: An Interview with Nancy Hoffman

Fall 2008

Fall 2008 UPDATE

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  • Implementing Programs of Study: An Interview with Rich Katt
  • Equity in Access and Opportunity for Bright Future
  • OCCRL’s Role in Implementation and Evaluation of Perkins IV Programs of Study
  • The College and Career Readiness Act Evaluation: Early Findings
  • What’s Unique About Programs of Study? Three CTE Experts Respond

Spring 2008

Spring 2008 UPDATE

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  • Perkins IV: An Interview with Kimberly Green
  • Perkins IV: An Interview with AACC’s Jim Hermes
  • State Secondary CTE Standards
  • Implementing Perkins IV: A Snapshot of Illinois’ Progress
  • Book Review
  • Perkins IV and Career Development: Considering Pathways for Students and their Parents

Spring 2007

Fall 2007 UPDATE

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  • Improving Access, Transition, and Success: Meeting the Challenges Facing College Students with Disabilities
  • The TEAM Project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Increasing Access and Improving Transition of Illinois Community College Students
  • Illinois’ Shifting Gears Initiative: Helping Adult Students Transition to College and Careers
  • OCCRL Reports Released: New Research on Youth and Adult Transition
  • Credit-Based Transition Programs

Spring 2007

Spring 2007 UPDATE

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  • Right of Entry, College Access, and Controversy: Implications of the Spellings Report
  • Accountability in Community Colleges
  • The Zero-Sum of Higher Education Affordability
  • The Community College Response to Quality Issues and Recommendations from the Spellings Report
  • Book Review
  • The Future of Higher Education: A Conversation with Charlene Nunley

Fall 2006

Fall 2006 UPDATE

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  • Students’ Right to Know: Help Students Take Advantage of Illinois’ Strong Articulation Agreements
  • Update on Articulation: A Conversation with Jan Ignash
  • Developing the Associate of Arts in Teaching: An Articulation Partnership in Illinois: An Interview with Dr. Charles Evans, Assistant Vice-President for Academic Affairs University of Illinois

Spring 2006

Spring 2006 UPDATE

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  • Working in a Data Mine or Coaching?–The Importance of Research in One Community College
  • How Does Community College Research Impact the Students’ Experience in the Community College?
  • Research That Matters to the Community College: An Interview with John Levin
  • Increased Needs for Community College Research in a “No Frill” World

Fall 2005

Fall 2005 UPDATE

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  • Online Learning: How to Engage the Milliennial Generation
  • Exemplary Professors: Factors Leading to the Development of Award Winning Teachers
  • Early Start on College Possible in 50 States, But Results Unclear
  • The Case for Learning Communities
  • The First-Year Experience: Supporting Student Learning, Student Development and Student Success
  • Giving a Little TLC: Providing Insights to Technology and the Learning College

Spring 2005

Spring 2005 UPDATE

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  • The Dance of Assessment and Accreditation
  • Assessment at Harold Washington College
  • Implementing Academic Assessment: Parkland College’s Journey
  • The Culture of Assessment
  • Assessment Conference and Course Announcement
  • Academic Assessment: An Interview with Peter Ewell

Fall 2004

Fall 2004 UPDATE

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  • Learning to Lead in Community Colleges
  • Leaders Are Not Born: Illinois Career and Technical Education Leadership Institute
  • Community College Executive Leadership Program
  • The Illinois Leadership Academy
  • Survey of “Grow Your Own” Leadership Opportunities in Illinois Community Colleges
  • Upcoming Conferences and Events of Interest for Those Interested in Leadership Development
  • Leading Forward: An Interview with Nan Ottenritter, AACC

Spring 2004

Spring 2004 UPDATE

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  • Illinois’ New Course Applicability System
  • Intrusive Advisement: A Model for Success at John A. Logan College
  • Developmental Writing and Student Success
  • Academic Pathways to Access and Student Success
  • Narrowing the Gaps in Educational Attainment: Assessing and Responding to Needs for Community College Services
  • Transfer in Illinois: Meeting the Needs of Different Racial/Ethnic Groups