Perspectives Newsletter

Access to the most recent edition of the RP Group e-newsletter, Perspectives, plus links to past issues. 

Perspectives, the RP Group's e-newsletter, is published every other month and covers statewide developments, tools, and practical resources in the areas of research, planning, and assessment. Click on the links below to view recent issues.

If you would like access to any archived Perspectives, please contact info@rpgroup.org 

2016

September 2016 Perspectives
Featuring an overview of the Summer Institute by Bri Hays; personal insights from Denice Inciong about the session on strategic planning; Rebecca Wong's experience and advice about agents of change;...
July 2016 Perspectives
Features a message from the RP Group's incoming president, Greg Stoup; an interview of CCCCO Vice-Chancellor Theresa D. Tena; a summary of the CTE Data Unlocked Project; a review of Financing...
May 2016 Perspectives
Features five articles highlighting presentations at the RP Conference that you may have missed (predicting student success in a critical STEM segment; the Common Assessment Initiative; student...
March 2016 Perspectives
Features RP Group Award recipients: the skills-builder success metric; Multiple Measures Assessment Project (MMAP); increasing data democracy and a culture of inquiry within faculty and staff; ...
February 2016 Perspectives
Features a reflection on the link between the RP Group and accreditation; a review of questions associated with Guided Pathways; a study of multiple measures assessment for mathematics in the LACCD;...

2015

December 2015 Perspectives
Features articles based on four selected sessions at the 2015 Strengthening Student Success Conference that cover gains from multiple measures assessment; the Umoja program; the basic skills pathway...
September 2015 Perspectives
Features a report on the CSU Compass project, an exploration of the boom and bust cycles of CCC enrollments, a review of the new federal scorecard, and a reflection on two MOOCs about data science. 
August 2015 Perspectives
Features a new book by the Community College Research Center on redesigning community colleges, a summary of the evaluation of community college CTE bridge programs, the critical importance of...
June-July 2015 Perspectives
Features a new guidebook for strengthening integrated financial supports for low-income students, a three-part series on the role of math courses as gatekeepers in higher education, a homegrown...
May 2015 Perspectives
Features articles on a statewide Reading Apprenticeship Community College STEM network, research on the disadvantage transfer students face, an interview on planning and institutional effectiveness,...
April 2015 Perspectives
Features sessions from the 2015 RP Conference addressing work related to multiple measures, creating "citizen researchers" using data visualization software, and three tools to help actualize...
March 2015 Perspectives
Features in-depth explorations of the efforts of the 2015 RP Award recipients, addressing work related to the impact of acceleration on access, completion and equity, the impact of hope on...
February 2015 Perspectives
Features a background and update on the Success Center for California Community Colleges, a closer look at dual enrollment programs, and a planning approach using design thinking and prototyping.
January 2015 Perspectives
Features an opinion piece on three emerging and promising supports for community colleges, an update on the statewide multiple measures assessment project, leadership strategies for managing...

2014

November-December 2014 Perspectives
Features the use of noncognitive measures in assessment, placement and advising, the impact of one college's revision in placement practices on "college-ready" and completion rates, leadership...
October 2014 Perspectives
Features three sessions from the 2014 Strengthening Student Success Conference related to equity planning, scorecards, and student learning outcomes reporting plus a keynote presentation by Dr....
September 2014 Perspectives
Features updates on the three California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office initiatives, a new report on skillsbuilders, an interview on strategic planning with a community college president and...
August 2014 Perspectives
Features a guide to strengthen dual enrollment programs for historically underserved students, complete set of resources from the Student Support (Re)defined study, ten proven and provocative tips...
June/July 2014 Perspectives
Features an equity-based approach to organize institutional efforts, a new report on the effect of online learning on student outcomes, RP's role in promoting integrated planning, and Massachusetts'...
May 2014 Perspectives
Features a primer for practitioners filled with practices that (re)define student support, promising results from the California Acceleration Project, advice on strategic planning, and the winners of...
April 2014 Perspectives
Features four sessions plus the keynote address from the 2014 RP Conference, addressing work related to analyzing disproportionate impact, comparing causal inference techniques, using a tool to...
March 2014 Perspectives
Features in-depth explorations of the efforts of the 2014 RP Award recipients, addressing work related to program effectiveness, tracking wages of college completers, a dissertation examining...
February 2014 Perspectives
Features accomplishments and resources of the 2014 RP Award recipients, an overview of the Salary Surfer query tool that shares data about graduate earnings, ten research analyses that can provoke...
January 2014 Perspectives
Features De Anza's progress in the SLO race, an overview of how the NSF's I-CORPS entrepreneurial model is being used to help sustain NSF-funded programs in education, a perspective on the importance...

2013

November-December 2013
Features a perspective on using Student Educational Goal Groups to monitor students progress toward completion, a review of the features and value of using Integrated Student Education Plans (iSEP)...
October 2013 Perspective
Features an action guide from the Student Support (Re)defined project, a report from LearningWorks on how colleges are re-thinking college readiness in math, the Student Success Scorecard from the...
September 2013 Perspectives
Features the RP Group's new Executive Director, the 2013 POWER Award winner, insight into good planning and an exploration of principles guided by a common vision for all outcomes.
May 2013 Perspectives
Features transitions as the RP Group moves into a new era of leadership, as well as those transitions that reflect directly on our students, professors, and institutional cultures as community...
April 2013 Perspectives
Features accomplishments and resources of the 2013 RP Awards recipients, addressing work related to building a culture of inquiry, integrated planning, and developmental education.
March 2013 Perspectives
Features a brief by LearningWorks on how seven states have redesigned their education and workforce systems to support students' math and English skills, a report from PPIC on how community colleges...
February 2013 Perspectives
Features three new resource guides addressing pathways, acceleration and integration of academic and student services, a perspective on massive open online courses (MOOCs), a guide for building a...
January 2013 Perspectives
Features a brief and report on student voices around student support, an approach to redesigning orientation and transition to college, a guide on using labor market data and two approaches for...