Tuesday, October 26, 2021
The RP Group
About Our Projects

Our projects are driven by a singular goal: strengthening success for all community college students in California and beyond.

We work from the bottom up, the top down, and through the middle — bolstering college-level efforts as well as offering insights that can yield system-wide transformation.

Staffed by teams with experience working with California Community Colleges, our project work addresses 11 areas of impact, and spans from enhancing institutional research and planning capacity, to examining and highlighting ground-level approaches for advancing student achievement and institutional effectiveness, to informing policy and funding initiatives.

We emphasize student and practitioner perspectives, and focus on helping community college stakeholders make use of project results at the local, regional and state levels.

For questions about how to leverage the insights and expertise of the RP Group on your next project or initiative, please contact Director of Research and Evaluation, Alyssa Nguyen.

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Recent Projects

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.