Effective Practices

Research and evaluation that examines the effectiveness and impact of new and existing practices and offers tools aimed to improve student success including the Dual Enrollment Toolkit and Academy for College Excellence (ACE) Adoption Guides.

2015-2016

Development of an online toolkit—in partnership with the Career Ladders Project and input and support from the CCCCO—designed to support secondary-postsecondary partnerships focused on providing dual enrollment opportunities to historically underserved high school students.  


2014-2016

Assistance on the production of six adoption guides that will serve as companion pieces to workshops offered by ACE to guide institutions in implementing the ACE model. 


2015-2016

Collaborative research project with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and the Moran Technology Group (Moran) to learn about the policies and practices governing PLA/CBE at the national and state-level and inform program development and advocacy.


2013-2015

Partnership with the CSU Office of the President to evaluate the effect of high-impact practices on student success in general education (GE) and raise awareness of the CSU’s interest in promoting GE innovation and improvement. 


2013-2014

Research on the cost-effectiveness of a model that redesigns the first two years of college.


2014

Practical resources for launching and/or expanding dual enrollment initiatives targeting historically underserved students.


2012-2013

Examination of the potential impact of study abroad on students’ academic achievement.


2011-2012

Assessment of how well the Mt SAC textbook rental program met its targets.


2009-2012

Evaluation of the effectiveness of an initiative to advance the quality of agriculture education.


2011-2012

Evaluation of the effectiveness of the university’s College of Engineering faculty advisory pilot program.


Ongoing

Resources commonly used by California community college institutional research and planning professionals.


Ongoing

Resources for the assessment of learning outcomes at the course, program, GE, student services, and institutional levels.


2009-2012

Initiative to strengthen cultures of inquiry and evidence across California community colleges through system-wide capacity building and site-specific technical assistance. 


2009-2010

Resource guide and videos that introduce instructional strategies integrating basic skills with career and technical education and occupational content. 


2007-2010

Review of award-winning colleges that demonstrated success with basic skills populations through strategies that support systematic improvement.


2008-2009

Literature review that identifies effective practices for successfully transitioning students from high school to college entry.


2008-2009

Literature review that identifies effective practices for successfully transitioning students in adult education non-credit programs to credit courses.


2003

Summary of best practices in the California Community Colleges eight largest health care training areas.