Research project designed to identify which factors have the greatest influence on transfer outcomes among high-leverage African-American learners in the CCC system. The project involves a mixed-methods approach to identify the “tipping points” for transfer-focused African-American students.
Third party evaluations to help improve outcomes and increase the effectiveness of student success initiatives, programs, and various efforts by community colleges and other higher education-based organizations.
This research is focused on understanding the role university educational deserts (UED) (areas with limited higher education options) have on transfer and the demographics of the students who live in these areas. This study will include a mapping of the California landscape where UEDs exist, followed by a robust quantitative analysis to explore the relationships between students’ distance to broad-access universities and their likelihood of transfer with special attention paid to the roles of race/ethnicity and income status.
List of Focus Group series involving students, staff, faculty, and/or administration, conducted by the RP Group to help colleges inform programs, equity plans, campus culture, and more.
Project to support Just Equation’s Equity in Math Pathways work, a statewide quantitative analysis to better understand equitable access to and progress through STEM and non-STEM math pathways.
The RP Group provided planning and facilitation support for the college’s strategic and equity planning and visioning efforts. The areas of focus for this work included support to enact the following recommendation that resulted from a college-wide focus group effort between 2016-2017 where RP Group researchers facilitated 18 focus group sessions with students, faculty, and staff from specific groups who were involved with equity-related issues and efforts:
Cultivate an LAVC culture where students, staff, and faculty are more engaged, they all need to feel a connection to the campus. Further, establishing a clear college identity would define the LAVC community to which LAVC personnel and students can identify.
Many California Community Colleges (CCC) administer student surveys to understand their students’ experiences and gather feedback to support local continuous improvement efforts. To support the CCCs’ with these efforts, The RP Group has implemented several statewide survey efforts to provide individual colleges, and the state with information about CCC students’ experiences, needs, and challenges related to, but not limited to, transfer, enrollment, and basic needs.
This project involves a statewide survey that collects point-in-time enrollment comparisons from colleges for summer and fall terms. The purpose of this survey is to assess the impact of COVID-19 on systemwide enrollments by comparing last year’s enrollments to this year’s.
Virtual community of practice focused on strategic enrollment management.
Research aimed at identifying strategies for increasing transfer among “high-leverage learners” in California Community Colleges — individuals who have completed all or most of their transfer requirements, but who do not make it “through the gate” to a university.