Tuesday, July 17, 2018
The RP Group

Bridging Research, Information, and Culture Initiative (BRIC)

Timeline: 2009-2012

Strengthened cultures of inquiry and evidence in the California Community College system through a combination of onsite technical assistance, statewide professional development, and online resources.


Overview

Over the last decade, foundations, governments, and advocacy organizations have launched numerous efforts to increase student success in community colleges. Key to many of these initiatives is the use of data to identify gaps in achievement, articulate areas for improvement, and highlight effective approaches. However, there is often a disconnect between data being made available and colleges’ abilities to integrate this information into their improvement efforts. The RP Group’s own formative research on the use of evidence by California Community Colleges highlighted this disconnect and surfaced different types of information that would be more useful to practitioners for improving student success.

The Bridging Research, Information, and Culture (BRIC) Initiative strengthened cultures of inquiry and evidence in the California Community College system via three, complementary means:

  1. Resources for community college practitioners: development of online tools and implementation of numerous professional development opportunities

  2. Technical assistance to colleges: provision of tailored support from seasoned researchers and faculty to 13 institutions focused on increasing each college’s capacity to analyze and act on information, based on locally-identified needs

  3. Dedicated support for institutional researchers and planners: deployment of both online and in-person support focused on strengthening researchers’ abilities to facilitate the use of evidence.

RP Group Lead

Rob Johnstone

RP Group Project Team Members

Kathy Booth, Priyadarshini Chaplot, MBA

Funders

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

News and Events

This project is complete. Visit "Related Projects" below to learn about our other initiatives in this project's area(s) of impact.

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Details

  • Focus Populations: Low-income students, Basic skills students, Developmental education students, Transfer students
  • Status: Complete
  • Contact: Dr. Darla Cooper, Director of Research and Evaluation, dcooper@rpgroup.org

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Data to Action: Building Evidence-Based Change in California Community Colleges through BRIC, Report
Report summarizing lessons learned from the BRIC Initiative.
01/01/2012
Improving CTE Programs with Data and Evidence
PowerPoint presentation accompanying the "Improving CTE Programs with Data and Evidence" inquiry guide.
01/01/2011
A Model for Building Information Capacity and Promoting a Culture of Inquiry
PowerPoint presentation accompanying the "A Model for Building Information Capacity and Promoting a Culture of Inquiry" inquiry guide.
A Model for Building Information Capacity and Promoting a Culture of Inquiry
Learn how to engage all constituency groups (faculty, staff, institutional researchers, and administrators) in the effective use of data and promotion of a culture of collaborative inquiry
Assessing and Planning for Institutional Effectiveness
Find a model for organizing for efficiency, maximizing resources to process institutional effectiveness information and creating time for facilitated discussions, reflection and action planning
Assessing and Planning for Institutional Effectiveness
PowerPoint presentation accompanying the "Assessing and Planning for Institutional Effectiveness" inquiry guide.
Assessing Basic Skills Outcomes
PowerPoint presentation accompanying the "Assessing Basic Skills Outcomes" inquiry guide.
Assessing Basic Skills Outcomes
Learn how to promote inquiry and dialogue, develop a comprehensive research agenda and foster a results-driven evaluation plan for basic skills innovations.
Assessing Strategic Intervention Points in Student Services
PowerPoint presentation accompanying the "Assessing Strategic Intervention Points in Student Services" inquiry guide.
Assessing Strategic Intervention Points in Student Services
Find a toolbox of potential approaches for assessing the effectiveness of student services and supporting program and process improvement
Assessing Student Learning Outcomes
Discover a systematic way for educators to talk about student learning; includes an overview of the student learning outcomes (SLO) assessment cycle and a framework for improving student learning through evidence-based assessment and analysis.
Assessing Student Learning Outcomes Presentation
PowerPoint presentation accompanying the "Assessing Student Learning Outcomes" inquiry guide.
Improving CTE Programs with Data and Evidence
Explore this faculty-driven cycle for CTE program improvement, designed to explore and address student success challenges observed at the classroom and program level
Maximizing the Program Review Process
Discover strategies for implementing program reviews driven by the very individuals who carry programs out — faculty and student services professionals
Maximizing the Program Review Process
PowerPoint presentation accompanying the "Maximizing the Program Review Process" inquiry guide.
Research and Assessment for Noncredit Colleges and Programs
PowerPoint presentation accompanying the "Research and Assessment for Noncredit Colleges and Programs" inquiry guide.
Research and Assessment for Noncredit Colleges and Programs
Resources addressing student learning in the ever-changing noncredit landscape, including strategies and solutions that respond to the specific challenges of noncredit research.
Turning Data into Meaningful Action
Get strategies for packaging research outcomes into coherent action-oriented messages that increase awareness and motivate change
Turning Data into Meaningful Action
PowerPoint presentation accompanying the "Turning Data into Meaningful Action" inquiry guide.
Using an Equity Lens to Assess Student Outcomes
Interact with this web-based module developed by University of Southern California’s Center for Urban Education’s (CUE) to examine student success data, disaggregated by race and ethnicity, from an equity perspective
Search by Title or Description clear search Sort Reverse

Data to Action: Building Evidence-Based Change in California Community Colleges through BRIC, Report

Report summarizing lessons learned from the BRIC Initiative.
01/01/2012
Search by Title or Description clear search Sort Reverse



Please use the list at the right to select a category of resources.


Search by Title or Description clear search Sort Reverse

Improving CTE Programs with Data and Evidence

PowerPoint presentation accompanying the "Improving CTE Programs with Data and Evidence" inquiry guide.
01/01/2011

A Model for Building Information Capacity and Promoting a Culture of Inquiry

PowerPoint presentation accompanying the "A Model for Building Information Capacity and Promoting a Culture of Inquiry" inquiry guide.

Assessing and Planning for Institutional Effectiveness

PowerPoint presentation accompanying the "Assessing and Planning for Institutional Effectiveness" inquiry guide.

Assessing Basic Skills Outcomes

PowerPoint presentation accompanying the "Assessing Basic Skills Outcomes" inquiry guide.

Assessing Strategic Intervention Points in Student Services

PowerPoint presentation accompanying the "Assessing Strategic Intervention Points in Student Services" inquiry guide.

Assessing Student Learning Outcomes Presentation

PowerPoint presentation accompanying the "Assessing Student Learning Outcomes" inquiry guide.

Maximizing the Program Review Process

PowerPoint presentation accompanying the "Maximizing the Program Review Process" inquiry guide.

Research and Assessment for Noncredit Colleges and Programs

PowerPoint presentation accompanying the "Research and Assessment for Noncredit Colleges and Programs" inquiry guide.

Turning Data into Meaningful Action

PowerPoint presentation accompanying the "Turning Data into Meaningful Action" inquiry guide.

Using an Equity Lens to Assess Student Outcomes

PowerPoint presentation accompanying the "Using an Equity Lens to Assess Student Outcomes" inquiry guide.
Search by Title or Description clear search Sort Reverse

A Model for Building Information Capacity and Promoting a Culture of Inquiry

Learn how to engage all constituency groups (faculty, staff, institutional researchers, and administrators) in the effective use of data and promotion of a culture of collaborative inquiry

Assessing and Planning for Institutional Effectiveness

Find a model for organizing for efficiency, maximizing resources to process institutional effectiveness information and creating time for facilitated discussions, reflection and action planning

Assessing Basic Skills Outcomes

Learn how to promote inquiry and dialogue, develop a comprehensive research agenda and foster a results-driven evaluation plan for basic skills innovations.

Assessing Strategic Intervention Points in Student Services

Find a toolbox of potential approaches for assessing the effectiveness of student services and supporting program and process improvement

Assessing Student Learning Outcomes

Discover a systematic way for educators to talk about student learning; includes an overview of the student learning outcomes (SLO) assessment cycle and a framework for improving student learning through evidence-based assessment and analysis.

Improving CTE Programs with Data and Evidence

Explore this faculty-driven cycle for CTE program improvement, designed to explore and address student success challenges observed at the classroom and program level

Maximizing the Program Review Process

Discover strategies for implementing program reviews driven by the very individuals who carry programs out — faculty and student services professionals

Research and Assessment for Noncredit Colleges and Programs

Resources addressing student learning in the ever-changing noncredit landscape, including strategies and solutions that respond to the specific challenges of noncredit research.

Turning Data into Meaningful Action

Get strategies for packaging research outcomes into coherent action-oriented messages that increase awareness and motivate change

Using an Equity Lens to Assess Student Outcomes

Interact with this web-based module developed by University of Southern California’s Center for Urban Education’s (CUE) to examine student success data, disaggregated by race and ethnicity, from an equity perspective
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