Many California Community Colleges are seeking guidance on how to implement new approaches designed to increase institutional effectiveness. To support these efforts, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative, and the RP Group are teaming up to create a series of Applied Solution Kits (ASKs) on key approaches. Current topics include Integrated Planning, Data Disaggregation, and Strategic Enrollment Management, with new ASKs to be added as additional topic areas are developed. Go here for more information.
Data Disaggregation ASK Summary
At its most basic level, data disaggregation involves drilling down from summary or aggregate data (such as the entire population of students at a college) into smaller units of interest, creating subgroups by using attributes such as age, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, first-time status, full-time/part-time status, etc. In educational settings, this practice can help us uncover patterns of behavior within discrete subgroups of our student populations.
The Data Disaggregation Applied Solution Kit (ASK) provides a set of tools and resources across a variety of topics, including student equity and support, institutional effectiveness, and student learning.
Each resource in the ASK will address an issue, problem, or objective that can be addressed via particular data disaggregation practices. The core of each set of resources will be a white paper that states the problem or issue of interest, explains its significance, presents a case study, and provides step-by-step directions on how to perform the particular data disaggregation practice. The data disaggregation toolkit will be improved with practice and evaluation.
The RP Group's Work
The RP Group's role in the project has been to provide instructional materials on how to use both existing CCCCO data tools and locally available data for data disaggregation. As such, the work has involved refining existing resources, identifying additional promising practices, and developing new materials (white papers, instructional materials, conference presentations, webinars, and workshops) that faculty and staff within the 114 California Community Colleges can use for professional development and for improving institutional effectiveness and student success.
The RP Group’s Data Disaggregation team has also been developing a set of materials and supplementary educational resources that shine a spotlight on promising practices in data disaggregation. These resources will be included in the Applied Solutions Kit (ASK) that will be hosted on the Professional Learning Network.
RP Group/ASK Lead
Craig Hayward, Institutional Researcher, Bakersfield College
ASK Team Members
Giovanni Sosa, Interim Dean, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research & Planning, Crafton Hills
Carolyn Holcraft, Biology Professor, Foothill College; President, Foothill College Academic Senate
Jared Lessard, Research and Planning Analyst, Irvine Valley College
Ireri Valenzuela, Senior Researcher and Professional Learning Facilitator, The RP Group
Funders and Partners
California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO)
Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI)
Chabot-Las Positas Community College District (CLPCCD)
Please see the overview tab and link to the actual ASK for all associated resources.