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Focus Groups (Past and Current)

Timeline: 2015-Present


To date, we have conducted the following focus group series, which are listed in alphabetic order:


Cabrillo College Student Equity Convening and Focus Groups

Timeline: 2015

Status: Complete

Project Summary:  Conduct focus groups with specific student populations in order to help inform the college's equity efforts. Please go here to view this project.

RP Group Lead/Contact: Dr. Darla Cooper, Director of Research and Evaluation


Cuyamaca College Equity Focus Groups

Timeline: 2017

Status: In Progress

Project Summary: 

RP Group Lead/Contact: Dr. Darla Cooper, Director of Research and Evaluation


LA Valley College (LAVC) Equity Focus Groups

Timeline: 2016-2017

Status: Complete

Project Summary: Conduct focus groups with students, faculty, and staff from different groups identified in the college’s equity plan to learn more about their experiences and identify areas of improvement.

RP Group Lead/Contact: Dr. Darla Cooper, Director of Research and Evaluation


Monterey Peninsula College Student Equity Focus Groups

Timeline: 

Status: Complete

Project Summary: 

RP Group Lead/Contact: Ireri Valenzuela, Senior Researcher and Professional Learning Facilitator


Mt. San Jacinto College Student Equity Focus Groups

Timeline: 2016-2017

Status: Complete

Project Summary: Conduct a series of eight 90-minute focus groups with African-American students, current and former foster youth, 20 – 24-year-olds, and first-time college goers (identified by the college as disproportionately impacted).

RP Group Lead/Contact: Ireri Valenzuela, Senior Researcher and Professional Learning Facilitator


Reedley College Student Equity Focus Groups

Timeline: 2016-2017

Status: In Progress

Project Summary: Conduct 60-minute focus groups with student populations identified by the college with disproportionately impacted outcomes. The four target student populations are (1) male, (2) mixed race/ethnicity, (3) academic probation, and (4) first-generation.

RP Group Lead/Contact: Alyssa Nguyen, Associate Director of Research and Evaluation


Riverside College Student Equity Focus Groups

Timeline: 2017

Status: Complete

Project Summary: Conduct a series of eight 90-minute focus groups with the following student groups identified by the college: African Americans, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, Latinos, and minority (mixed race/ethnicity) male students.

RP Group Lead/Contact: Ireri Valenzuela, Senior Researcher and Professional Learning Facilitator


Yuba College Equity/Completion by Design (CBD) Focus Groups

Timeline: 2017

Status: In Progress

Project Summary: Conduct a series of focus groups at Yuba College designed to learn more about students’ experience at the different stages of the Completion by Design (CBD) Loss/Momentum Framework with particular attention being paid to students from groups identified as experiencing disproportionate impact at the college.

RP Group Lead/Contact: Dr. Darla Cooper, Director of Research and Evaluation

Team

If you would like contact information for specific projects, please see the Overview Tab and the corresponding project. If you would like information about how the RP Group can assist you with your evaluation needs, contact our Director of Research and Evaluation, Dr. Darla Cooper.

Funders and Partners

For the Funders and Partners, please see the description of each individual project.

 

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News and Events

Strengthening Student Success Post-Conference Workshop | Friday, October 13, 2017 | 9 am - 1 pm | Cost: $135 - $160

"Equity Focus Groups: What Students Are Saying and How You Can Engage Them"

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  • Focus Populations: African-American students, First generation students, Latino students, Basic skills students, Former foster youth, Foster youth students
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