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.

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.