Emerging Issues

Research on topics of increasing importance in the community college environment including Student Support (Re)defined and Completion by Design.


Study designed to understand how, in an environment of extreme scarcity, community colleges can deliver support both inside and outside the classroom to improve success for all students. 


Evaluation projects investigating factors that support student success in online learning environments. 


Application of Peter Riley Bahr's cluster analysis of course-taking patterns by California community college students to the discussion of improving completion outcomes.


Five-year Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation initiative focused on significantly increasing completion and graduation rates for low-income community college students under 26.


Periodic documentation of the status of evidence-based decision-making in the California community college system and suggestions for managing the process of gathering, analyzing, and utilizing information.