Archive for February 6th, 2012

Specific Practices That Work For Community College Success

February 6th, 2012

Center for Community College Student Engagement has released A Matter of Degrees: Promising Practices for
Community College Student Success
, a first in a series of national reports
focused on potential high-impact educational practices. A Matter of Degrees presents key findings from a
multi-year Center initiative, Identifying and Promoting High-Impact Educational
Practices in Community Colleges, and brings together survey responses from
entering students, experienced students, faculty, and institutions. Data
sources include results from recent Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) and Community
College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)
administrations, the SENSE
and CCSSE 2011
special-focus items on promising practices, and the Community College Faculty
Survey of Student Engagement (CCFSSE)
three-year cohort, plus preliminary findings from the newly launched Community
College Institutional Survey (CCIS).


the report:


the news release:

Black Male Success In College: New University of Pennsylvania Study

February 6th, 2012

Download the report at:
Black men’s dismal college enrollments, disengagement and underachievement, and low rates of baccalaureate degree completion are among the most complex issues in U.S. higher education. The Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania releases a report from the National Black Male College Achievement Study, the largest-ever research project on Black undergraduate men. Offered in the report are key insights on success from achievers at 42 colleges and universities in 20 states across the nation. Also included are details about the research design and methods; information on the full sample and participating institutions; profiles of a few study participants; a summary of key findings from the study; and implications for educators, administrators, families, and policymakers. Lumina Foundation for Education funded this report, the Center’s inaugural publication