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Target-Setting Strategies and Considerations, December 2022
Resource focusing on key considerations for California Community College (CCC) Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness (IRPE) professionals who are leading and/or supporting local planning efforts to set targets for institutional and/or programmatic indicators / metrics.
12/21/2022
SSSC22 Evaluation Summary, October 2022
SSSC22 Evaluation Executive Summary provides participant takeaways and suggestions, light bulb moments, and considerations for improving next year's conference.
12/14/2022
Ensuring Equitable Placement in Developing Trajectories of AB 705 and AB 1705, December 2022
Slides from the presentation at the convening of The RP Group and UC Davis Wheelhouse on thinking beyond throughput to advancing equitable completion.
12/06/2022
The Impact of Excused Withdrawals on Throughput, with a Focus on Transfer-Level Math, November 2022
Brief examining the use and impact of the emergency regulation by the state to use excused withdrawal (EW) grades for courses during the 2020 pandemic; with a specific focus on math.
11/30/2022
African American Transfer Tipping Point Study Technical Brief, November 2022
Technical report providing detailed methodology and results from the first phase of the African American Transfer Tipping Point study.
11/21/2022
Nonlinear Aspirations: Math Sequences and Transitions, November 2022
Presentation at California Association of Institutional Research (CAIR) 2022 conference on high school math pathways to the community college.
11/16/2022
The State of Student Veterans in California Community Colleges 2021–2022 Statewide Study, August 2022
Report for a follow-up study to The RP Group's 2018 study of the state of veterans in California Community Colleges to examine the current state of student veterans’ experiences, identify unmet needs, and spotlight promising programs and practices.
11/05/2022
African American Transfer Tipping Point Webinar, October 2022 (Recording)
Webinar sharing findings from the African American Transfer Tipping Point study on the factors that impact transfer success among African American/Black students.
10/26/2022
African American Transfer Tipping Point Webinar, October 2022 (PPT
Slides from webinar sharing findings from the African American Transfer Tipping Point study on the factors that impact transfer success among African American/Black students.
10/26/2022
Students Speak: What Makes EOPS Work, EOPS Impact Study 2.0, October 2022
Brief synthesizing data from student focus groups to better understand how students themselves experience the Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS) program and what EOPS does to support their educational journey. Conversations explored participants’ background, educational history, and academic goals; experience with EOPS application and eligibility requirements; familiarity with EOPS and reasons for participating; and perspectives on EOPS strengths and opportunities for improvement.
10/19/2022
The African American Transfer Tipping Point: Recommendations for Supporting Transfer-Motivated African American/Black Community College Students (Brief 3 of 3), October 2022
Research Brief 3 of 3 highlighting key recommendations offered by college practitioners and students from five colleges having success when it comes to transfer for African American/Black students to help other colleges better support transfer-motivated African American/ Black community college students.
10/15/2022
The African American Transfer Tipping Point: Unpacking the Factors That Impact the Success of Transfer-Motivated African American/Black Community College Students Brief (2 of 3), October 2022
Research Brief 2 of 3 providing information gathered from conversations with college practitioners and transfer-motivated students regarding why certain factors, namely counseling, academic probation, Umoja, and instructional faculty, may act as facilitators of or barriers to transfer for African American/Black students.
10/15/2022
The African American Transfer Tipping Point: Identifying the Factors That Impact Transfer among African American/Black Community College Students (Brief 1 of 3), October, 2022
Research Brief 1 of 3 featuring findings from the African American Transfer Tipping Point study of factors influencing the success of transfer-motivated African American/Black students.
10/15/2022
Supporting Students with Disabilities in Transfer-Level English & Math, October, 2022 (PPT)
Slides from webinar highlighting throughput rates for students enrolled in Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) by disability type. Findings show that throughput rates increased for every disability type from 2015-16 to 2019-20 in both English and mathematics.
10/13/2022
Supporting Students with Disabilities in Transfer-Level English & Math, October 2022 (Recording)
Webinar highlighting throughput rates for students enrolled in Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) by disability type. Findings show that throughput rates increased for every disability type from 2015-16 to 2019-20 in both English and mathematics.
10/13/2022
Through an Equity Lens: Redesigning Counseling in the California Community Colleges, October 2022
Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/07/2022
Through the Gate Meets Guided Pathways: Redesigning the Student Supports Around Experiences of Transfer, October 2022
Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/07/2022
Throughput in Transfer-Level English and Math for Students with Disabilities, October 2022
Research brief highlighting throughput rates for students enrolled in Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) by disability type. Findings show that throughput rates increased for every disability type from 2015-16 to 2019-20 in both English and mathematics. Evidence supports that AB 705 has resulted in improved outcomes for students with disabilities across all disability types, and thus should be placed similarly to non-DSPS students with appropriate supports and adequate accommodations.
10/07/2022
A Community College Tutor's Guide to Student Agency, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Learning Environment, October 2022
Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22
10/06/2022
Integrating Student Supports with Financial Aid: Lessons Learned in Finish Line Scholars Program Implementation, October 2022
Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22
10/06/2022
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The State of Student Veterans in California Community Colleges 2021–2022 Statewide Study, August 2022

Report for a follow-up study to The RP Group's 2018 study of the state of veterans in California Community Colleges to examine the current state of student veterans’ experiences, identify unmet needs, and spotlight promising programs and practices.
11/05/2022

African American Transfer Tipping Point Webinar, October 2022 (PPT

Slides from webinar sharing findings from the African American Transfer Tipping Point study on the factors that impact transfer success among African American/Black students.
10/26/2022

Open for Anti-Racism Project: Findings from Cohort 2, August 2022

Report summarizing findings from research conducted to learn about the experiences of the second cohort of the Open for Anti-racism (OFAR) project.
08/17/2022

Extended Opportunities Programs and Services (EOPS) Impact Study 2.0: 2010-2019 Technical Report, August 2022

Research report with updated findings from a study examining the impact of EOPS by comparing EOPS participants from 2010 to 2019 to comparable non-participants on key student outcomes. This study replicates a study The RP Group conducted in 2012 with a more recent cohort of students and additional student outcome measures.
08/15/2022

Using Disproportionate Impact Methods to Identify Equity Gaps, July 2022

Report is for anyone looking to enhance their understanding of the methodology for determining the presence of disproportionate impact (DI). The report is accessible to practitioners of all experience levels interested in how to apply different approaches to calculating DI (i.e., PPG-1, proportionality index, 80% rule).
07/23/2022

2021 IRPE Survey Report

Findings from a 2021 census survey of California Community College research, planning and effectiveness offices detailing staffing profiles, budget changes, activities and institutional membership considerations.
01/15/2022
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The Impact of Excused Withdrawals on Throughput, with a Focus on Transfer-Level Math, November 2022

Brief examining the use and impact of the emergency regulation by the state to use excused withdrawal (EW) grades for courses during the 2020 pandemic; with a specific focus on math.
11/30/2022

African American Transfer Tipping Point Study Technical Brief, November 2022

Technical report providing detailed methodology and results from the first phase of the African American Transfer Tipping Point study.
11/21/2022

Students Speak: What Makes EOPS Work, EOPS Impact Study 2.0, October 2022

Brief synthesizing data from student focus groups to better understand how students themselves experience the Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS) program and what EOPS does to support their educational journey. Conversations explored participants’ background, educational history, and academic goals; experience with EOPS application and eligibility requirements; familiarity with EOPS and reasons for participating; and perspectives on EOPS strengths and opportunities for improvement.
10/19/2022

The African American Transfer Tipping Point: Recommendations for Supporting Transfer-Motivated African American/Black Community College Students (Brief 3 of 3), October 2022

Research Brief 3 of 3 highlighting key recommendations offered by college practitioners and students from five colleges having success when it comes to transfer for African American/Black students to help other colleges better support transfer-motivated African American/ Black community college students.
10/15/2022

The African American Transfer Tipping Point: Unpacking the Factors That Impact the Success of Transfer-Motivated African American/Black Community College Students Brief (2 of 3), October 2022

Research Brief 2 of 3 providing information gathered from conversations with college practitioners and transfer-motivated students regarding why certain factors, namely counseling, academic probation, Umoja, and instructional faculty, may act as facilitators of or barriers to transfer for African American/Black students.
10/15/2022

The African American Transfer Tipping Point: Identifying the Factors That Impact Transfer among African American/Black Community College Students (Brief 1 of 3), October, 2022

Research Brief 1 of 3 featuring findings from the African American Transfer Tipping Point study of factors influencing the success of transfer-motivated African American/Black students.
10/15/2022

Throughput in Transfer-Level English and Math for Students with Disabilities, October 2022

Research brief highlighting throughput rates for students enrolled in Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) by disability type. Findings show that throughput rates increased for every disability type from 2015-16 to 2019-20 in both English and mathematics. Evidence supports that AB 705 has resulted in improved outcomes for students with disabilities across all disability types, and thus should be placed similarly to non-DSPS students with appropriate supports and adequate accommodations.
10/07/2022

Predictive Validity of High School Grade Point Average Before and After AB 705, September 2022

Brief examines the validity of high school GPA in predicting course grades in students’ first community college course in either English or math when that course was at transfer. The brief reviews the methodology used and highlights key findings and conclusions. As this summary demonstrates, strong evidence continues to support high school GPA as a valid measure for community college placement into transfer-level English and math.
09/27/2022

English Learners' Pathways in California's Community Colleges Under AB 705, June 2022

Publication in Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) that finds that ELs who graduated from a US high school and enrolled in a community college experienced higher throughput when enrolled directly in transferable, college-level English than if they were directed to the ESL Pathway. Recommendations include (a) improve placement for this subgroup of ELs, (b) integrate English support into academic instruction throughout college-level courses, and (c) better track the academic pathways of ELs from high school to college in administrative data sets.
06/21/2022

Transition in Math from High School to Community College Before and After AB 705, January 2022

Research brief summarizing findings from a statewide analysis comparing high school to community college transitions in California before AB 705 came into effect in 2018 and post-implementation in fall 2019.
01/27/2022
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Ensuring Equitable Placement in Developing Trajectories of AB 705 and AB 1705, December 2022

Slides from the presentation at the convening of The RP Group and UC Davis Wheelhouse on thinking beyond throughput to advancing equitable completion.
12/06/2022

Nonlinear Aspirations: Math Sequences and Transitions, November 2022

Presentation at California Association of Institutional Research (CAIR) 2022 conference on high school math pathways to the community college.
11/16/2022

Supporting Students with Disabilities in Transfer-Level English & Math, October, 2022 (PPT)

Slides from webinar highlighting throughput rates for students enrolled in Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) by disability type. Findings show that throughput rates increased for every disability type from 2015-16 to 2019-20 in both English and mathematics.
10/13/2022

Through an Equity Lens: Redesigning Counseling in the California Community Colleges, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/07/2022

Through the Gate Meets Guided Pathways: Redesigning the Student Supports Around Experiences of Transfer, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/07/2022

A Community College Tutor's Guide to Student Agency, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Learning Environment, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22
10/06/2022

Integrating Student Supports with Financial Aid: Lessons Learned in Finish Line Scholars Program Implementation, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22
10/06/2022

Building a Nourished Campus: Fostering Resilience and Healing through On-Campus Food Security Programs, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22
10/06/2022

Bringing Student Voices into the Design of Professional Development Work, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22
10/06/2022

From Transactional to Relational: Building Trust and Community to Facilitate Equity-Minded Inquiry in the Classroom, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/06/2022

Realizing the Promise of Direct Assessment Competency-Based Education as an Equity-Driven, Equity-Focused Delivery Model for the California Community Colleges, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/06/2022

Ensuring Equitable Dual Enrollment Access, Entry, and Completion for Underrepresented Students: The Journey of a K12-College Partnership, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/06/2022

Embedded Tutors Making a Difference for ESL Students, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/06/2022

Peer Educators as Leaders in Creating Communities of Care for Post-Pandemic Success, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/06/2022

The Overlooked Obstacle: How Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policies Impede Student Success and Equity

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/06/2022

Closing Keynote Address by Dr. Tammeil Gilkerson, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/06/2022

Envisioning an Equity-Minded College of the Future: Exploring Hybrid Possibilities through Many Perspectives, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/06/2022

Every Flower Has a STEM: How Puente Is Making Math Relevant and Accessible to BIPOC Students, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/06/2022

Racial Justice Through Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning in STEM, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/06/2022

Creating Equitable Outcomes: How Dual Enrollment and Promise Has Closed Equity Gaps, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/06/2022

Real Talk on Race and Racism in Education: A Guided Dialogue among Peers, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/06/2022

Unpacking the Effects of Extended Opportunity Program and Services on Student Achievement: A Mixed-Methods Study, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/06/2022

Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning Success Study: Course Success and Implications for Equity, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/05/2022

Is Transfer Broken? Myths and Truths about Transfer Considering AB 928, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/05/2022

Interdisciplinary Student Research Collaboration: The Umoja Approach, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/05/2022

Mesa Journeys: An Innovative Tool to Connect Students to Campus Resources, October 2022

?Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/05/2022

Facilitating an Inclusive, Data-Rich, and Equity-Focused Strategic Planning Process, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/05/2022

Building Community and Leadership through Professional Learning: Our ePortfolio Journey, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/05/2022

Supporting Students Through AB 705 and Into AB 1705: Corequisites, Math Pathways, and More, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/05/2022

Helping Students in Distress, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/05/2022

Open for Antiracism: Using Open Educational Resources to Support Antiracism in the Classroom, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/05/2022

More than Money: Re-Centering Planning and Resource Allocation on DEIA Principles, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/05/2022

ALL in: Accelerated Language Learning Methodology, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/05/2022

Meeting Faculty Where They Are: Teaching and Learning Communities to Foster Persistence and Retention, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/05/2022

IVC’s Guided Pathways Completion Teams: Where We Discuss Data, Equity, and Institutional Change, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/05/2022

Centering Equity and Moving beyond the Choir: Building Successful Communities of Practice, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/05/2022

Overcoming Silence: Integrating Student Voice into the Community College Classroom and Beyond, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/05/2022

Hello, Is It Me You’re Looking For?: ePortfolios as Platforms for Engagement, Persistence, and Equitable Assessment, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/05/2022

Dual Enrollment: An Equity Strategy for Disproportionately Impacted Student Populations, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/05/2022

Three Steps to Decolonizing Your Curriculum: Embedding Equity and Antiracist Curricular Practices at the Foundation of the New Structures Emerging in Response to COVID19, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/05/2022

Guided Pathways in Action: State-Level Transformation and Modeling, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/05/2022

The Puente Project’s Equity Framework: An Audit of Organizational Praxis and the Implementation of Justice-Driven Change, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.

10/05/2022

Developing Indicators of Educational Equity and Effectively Analyzing Student Equity Plans, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/05/2022

Holistic Student Supports as a Foundation for Guided Pathways and Student Equity, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/05/2022

Advancing Equity in Guided Pathways Through Project Teams, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/05/2022

A Holistic Vibe: Creating a Culture of Care by Addressing Perceived and Personal Stigmas, Increasing Belonging, and Enhancing Resiliency, October 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at SSSC22.
10/05/2022

Using Disproportionate Impact Methods to Identify Equity Gaps, September 2022 (PPT)

Slides from webinar for anyone looking to enhance their understanding of the methodology for determining the presence of disproportionate impact (DI). The report is accessible to practitioners of all experience levels interested in how to apply different approaches to calculating DI (i.e., PPG-1, proportionality index, 80% rule).
09/28/2022

2021 IRPE Demographic Survey Results, August 2022 (PPT)

Slides used in webinar sharing results from the 2021 IRPE Demographic Survey Results.
08/15/2022

2022 Outstanding Project Award - Moorpark College

Moorpark College

Project Title: “Institutional Effectiveness and Marketing Collaboration: Using Data-Driven Decision-Making to Measure and Improve College Marketing Strategies”

Projection Description: In light of declining enrollments, colleges are increasing their marketing efforts. How can Institutional Effectiveness support these marketing initiatives to help improve their chances of increasing enrollment?

Moorpark College (MC) shared how they used data-driven marketing to grow a program designed for adult students from 0 to 500 students, or about 4% of the college’s full-time equivalent students, in just two years. The project provided key evidence that utilizing data can improve marketing and lead to higher enrollments among historically marginalized student groups.

The college initially focused on students participating in the college’s Program for Accelerated College Education (PACE), whose average age was older than the general student population at MC, and whose ethnic background was more diverse. Given the structure of the program, where students take two courses every eight weeks, PACE students were shown to have better outcomes than non-PACE adult students. In a recent survey, 90% of PACE students agreed with the statement, "I am able to stay enrolled at Moorpark College because of the PACE program. If PACE did not exist, I would drop out or enroll at another college/university." 

The types of marketing data analyses (surveys, A/B tests, control and treatment groups) that were conducted at MC are considered the norm for large and for-profit universities, but remain novel and innovative at community colleges, which typically have much smaller marketing budgets.

Given the success of the PACE program at MC, the other two colleges in its district have decided to start or reincarnate their own PACE program, and the MC project team will be helping their colleagues implement their programs, including establishing their own marketing research protocols.

The project team showed that these kinds of tools were easily adaptable and could be used to market other college programs immediately. These insights are helping to level the playing field to ensure more programs and departments can effectively recruit students with fewer resources.

05/13/2022

Maximizing Math and English Completion: An Equitable Placement Paradigm Blooms, April 2022 (PPT)

Presentation at the CCC Trustees conference on outcomes and implementation of AB 705 and ideas for Trustee engagement.
04/30/2022

From Compliance to Advocacy: Equitable Placement to Advance Equitable Outcomes, April 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at RP Conference 2022.
04/14/2022

California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Briefing, April 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at RP Conference 2022.
04/13/2022

Students Speak: Understanding the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Students’ Transfer Journeys: Lessons from a Systemwide Study of California Community College Students Presentation, April 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at RP Conference 2022.
04/13/2022

Students Speak: Understanding the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Students’ Transfer Journeys: Lessons from a Systemwide Study of California Community College Students Virtual Presentation Chat & Links, April 2022

Presentation and/or materials delivered at RP Conference 2022.
04/13/2022