Bridging Research Information and Culture (BRIC) Initiative


Initiative to strengthen cultures of inquiry and evidence across California community colleges through system-wide capacity building and site-specific technical assistance. 

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

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


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About BRIC

Learn about the project’s purpose, activities and the research basis for the initiative.

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