Monday, April 12, 2021
The RP Group

Evaluation of Long Beach City College’s Alternative Pathways to Engineering Education and Careers, a TAACCCT-funded project.


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.


Assessment of the Metro model collaboratively designed and implemented by City College of San Francisco (CCSF) and San Francisco State University (SFSU) faculty to examine the question of how and if colleges could restructure pathways to transfer and completion in order to improve student outcomes and reduce costs.


Timeline 2014-Current Collaborative effort led by the RP Group and Educational Results Partnerships’ Cal-PASS Plus system to develop, pilot,...

Research conducted on prior learning assessment and competency-based education through a partnership between the RP Group, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, and the Moran Technology Group.


Literature review identifying a set of 18 promising practices that enable the successful transition of students from adult education to postsecondary education.


Study and findings that resulted in the foundation for the creation of the Community College Pathways for Foster Youth (CCP), a million dollar initiative funded by The Walter S. Johnson Foundation, the Stuart Foundation, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to assist campus programs in improving college and career outcomes for former foster youth at 10 California Community Colleges.


Evaluation assessing the effectiveness of San Jose State University’s faculty advisory pilot program.


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.


Study piloting and evaluating the utility of high school transcript data in predicting students' abilities to pass college-level English and/or math coursework.


Multi-year, comprehensive study focused on helping California Community Colleges grow their capacity to utilize high school transcript data to improve the assignment of recent high school graduates to English and math coursework.

 


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. 


Most comprehensive study of community college to four-year transfers in California of its time — resulting in increased understanding of the full spectrum of factors, interventions, strategies, and practices that have a positive impact on transfer.


Evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of the Umoja program across the state.


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