Community College Research Initiatives


Below you’ll find scholarly works published by members of the CCRI group in the last 4 years. (Additional references are available upon request.) For reports and materials on grant-funded projects please see our research projects: Transfer, New Baccalaureates, STEM, Transformative Change Initiative, and Pathways.

Yeh, T. L. (2018, August). State policy and its impact on collaboration to promote transfer in Minnesota (Transfer Partnerships Series, Data Note 5). Seattle, WA: Community College Research Initiatives, University of Washington.

Wetzstein, L. (2018, June). High-Performing Transfer Partnerships and Promising Practices (Transfer Partnerships Series, Data Note 4). Seattle, WA: Community College Research Initiatives, University of Washington.

Soler, M. C., Meza, E. A., & Bragg, D.D. (2018, March). Initial Research on Multi-Institutional Attendance Patterns and Racial Equity (Transfer Partnerships Series, Data Note 3). Seattle, WA: Community College Research Initiatives, University of Washington.

Meza, E. A., Bragg, D.D., & Blume, G. (2018, February). Racial Equity in Transfer Partnerships (Transfer Partnerships Series, Data Note 2). Seattle, WA: Community College Research Initiatives, University of Washington.

Yeh, T.L. (2018, January). Introduction to the High-Performing Transfer Partnerships Study (Transfer Partnerships Series, Data Note 1). Seattle, WA: Community College Research Initiatives, University of Washington.

Bragg, D. D. (2017, September). Transfer Matters: Forward to the Special Issue on TransferCommunity College Review, 45(4), 267-272. doi:10.1177/0091552117728572

Taylor, J., Kauppila, S. A., Cortez-Lopez, E., Soler, M. C., Bishop, C., Meza, E., McCambly, H., & Bragg, D. D. (2017, May). The implementation and outcomes of Credit When It’s Due (CWID) in 15 states. Seattle, WA: Community College Research Initiatives, University of Washington.

Malin, J. R., Bragg, D. D., & Hackmann, D. G. (2017). College and career readiness and the Every Student Succeeds ActEducational Administration Quarterly, 1-30.

Wheatle, K., Taylor, J., Bragg, D. D., & Ajinkya, J. (2017). The potential of degree reclamation:  A path to reclaiming the nation’s unrecognized students and degrees. Washington, D.C.:  IHEP.

Bragg, D. D. (2017). The case for evaluating student outcomes and equity gaps to improve pathways and programs of study. D. Jackson Smith & S. Starobin (Eds.). New Directions for Community Colleges, 178, 55-66.

Bragg, D. D., & Soler, M. C. (2017). Policy Narratives on Applied Baccalaureate Degrees: Implications for Student Access to and Progression Through College in the United StatesJournal of Vocational and Technical Education, 69(1), 123-146.

Yeh, T. L. (2017). Process evaluation: College Access Corps Program 2014-17.  Final report prepared for Washington Campus Compact.

Bragg, D. D., & Krismer, M. (2016). Using career pathways to guide students through programs of study. N. Maxwell, & A. Person (Eds.), New Directions for Community Colleges, 176, 63-72.

Bragg. D. D., McCambly, H., & Durham, B. (2016). Catching the spark: Student activism and student data as a catalyst for systemic transformationChange, 48(3), 36-47.

Bragg, D. D., & Soler, M. C. (2016). Shining light on higher education’s newest baccalaureate degrees and the research needed to understand their impact. In X. Wang (Ed.), New Directions for Institutional Research, 170, 61-72.

Meza, E. A., & Zumeta, W. (2016). Public Higher Education. In J. C. Shin & P. Teixeira (Eds.), Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions (pp. 1–10). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

Plecki, M. L., Elfers, A. M., St. John, E., & Yeh, T. L. (2016).  Practitioners’ responses to Washington’s required use of student growth measures in teacher evaluation.  In Kimberly Kappler Hewitt & Audrey Amrein-Beardsley (Eds.), Student Growth Measures in Policy and Practice: Intended and Unintended Consequences of High-Stakes Teacher Evaluations. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Bragg, D. D. (2015). President Obama’s career-technical education and workforce development Initiatives: Will they matter? E. Zamani-Gallaher (Ed.), The Obama Administration and Educational Reform: Toward New 21st Century Schools for the Global Knowledge Economy. Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Pickel, J., & Bragg, D. D. (2015). Pathways to Results: How Practitioners Address Student Access, Outcomes, and Equity in an Associate Degree Nursing ProgramNew Directions for Community Colleges, 172, 43-55.

Plecki, M. L., Elfers, A. M. & Yeh, T. L. (2015).  Washington’s Teacher and Principal Evaluation System:  Efforts to Support Professional Development. Research commissioned by the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.  Seattle, WA: Center for the Study of Teaching and Policy, University of Washington.

Plecki, M. L., Elfers, A. M., St. John, E., & Yeh, T. L. (2015). Washington’s Teacher and Principal Evaluation System: Goal Setting and Measures of Student Growth for Instructional Improvement. Final report prepared for the WA Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Zamani-Gallaher, E., Lester, J., Bragg, D. D., & Hagedorn, L. (Eds.). (2015). The community college reader (4th ed.). Boston: Pearson Custom Publishing.

Bragg, D. D., & Taylor, J. (2014). Toward college readiness: How different models produce similar resultsAmerican Behavioral Scientist, 1-24.

Meza, E., & Zumeta, W. (2014). Policies and Patterns in US For-Profit Higher Education. International Higher Education, 76(Summer), 13–14.

Oertle, K., & Bragg, D. D. (2014). Transitioning students with disabilities: Community college policies and practicesJournal of Disability Policy Studies.

Bragg, D. D. (2013). Pathways to college for underserved and nontraditional students: Lessons from research, policy and practice. In A. Jones & L. Perna (Eds.), The state of college access and completion (pp. 34-56). New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor Francis.

Knapp, M. S., Feldman, S., & Yeh, T. L. (2013). Learning-focused leadership in urban high schools: Response to demanding environmentsJournal of School Leadership, 23(2), 253-286.

Ruud, C. M., & Bragg, D. D. (2013). Applied baccalaureate degrees in the context of baccalaureate education. In N. Remington & R. Remington (Eds.), Alternative pathways to the baccalaureate: Do community colleges offer a viable solution to the nation’s knowledge deficit? Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Knapp, M. S. & Yeh, T. L. (2012). Student diversity: Clarifying meanings.  In J.A. Banks (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education (pp. 2088-2091). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Yeh, T. L. (2010). Service-learning and persistence of low-income, first-generation college students: An exploratory study.  Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning16(2), 50-65.