Advancing Educational Access & Equity
The Community College Research Initiatives (CCRI) group conducts research on equitable college access, progression and transfer, degree completion, and employment in family living-wage careers for underserved students and diverse learner populations throughout the United States.
Learn more about current research on Transfer, New Baccalaureates, STEM, Transformative Change Initiative (TCI), and Pathways. Read more in Publications for articles and reports from the CCRI team. Find out more about us through our mission and values and staff. Contact us.
CCRI presenting at ASHE 2017!
Problematizing and Prioritizing to Reframe Transfer Research, Debra Bragg, University of Washington
What Does the Literature Say about Underserved Transfer Students?, Theresa Yeh, University of WashingtonConsidering How Equity Can Reframe Transfer in an Era of Demographic Change, Maria-Claudia Soler, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Equity Focused Transfer Culture: Reframing Research to Inform Institutional Changes that Account for Students’ Diverse Experiences, Lia Wetzstein, University of Washington
Measuring Transfer Partnerships for Equitable Outcomes: Initial Findings from the Higher Performing Transfer Partnerships Study, Elizabeth Apple Meza, University of Washington
Discussant, Estela Mara Bensimon, University of Southern California
APPAM Conference Presentation
Debra Bragg presented at the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Annual Research Conference in Chicago, IL on November 4, 2017. Learn More. The session is listed at:
Recent Publication – September 2017
Bragg, D. D. (2017). Transfer Matters: Forward to the Special Issue on Transfer. Community College Review, 45(4), 267-272. doi:10.1177/0091552117728572
CWID Data Note 10 published in latest issue of The SOURCE, vol. 7, issue 19
September 17, 2017 issue of The SOURCE (section on Transfer and Articulation) published by Matt S. Giani: CWID Data Note 10: The Correlates of Credit Loss. “Despite the longstanding centrality of student transfer in the United States’ postsecondary system and the presence of state-level policies regulating transfer in the majority of states, the loss of credits during transfer remains a significant issue.”
This study is focusing on how high performing transfer partnerships (HPTP) between 2- and 4-year colleges and universities (which may identify as partnerships) work on the ground. By high performing, we refer to institutional pairs whose underserved and aggregate student populations are achieving higher rates of success in baccalaureate retention and completion than institutional pairs with average or below average outcomes in these areas for underserved and aggregate student populations in the state.
University of Illinois Press Release
Recent publications by Dr. Debra Bragg, Director of CCRI, and her colleagues, Dr. Don Hackmann, Professor University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC); and Dr. Joel Malin, Assistant Professor, Miami University (Ohio), are featured on the UIUC College of Education’s website. See: https://education.illinois.edu