Chancellor’s Office researchers are partnering with Wheelhouse: The Center for Community College Leadership and Research and the Public Policy Institute of California to lead the “Evidence to Inform Improvement: Supporting California Community Colleges in Pandemic Recovery” research project, as part of a larger collaboration with the Community College Research Center’s Accelerating Recovery in Community Colleges Network (ARCC Network).
This research team is one of three independent research teams working in collaboration with ARCC to investigate recovery efforts such as enhanced financial aid, innovative workforce programs, improved online and hybrid education, and new course formats in California and Virginia.
The network aims to study strategies that community colleges are using to combat enrollment declines and other negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the project, the network will work closely with community colleges and college systems to identify and evaluate programs and policies designed to bring students back to college and accelerate their academic progress.
Other projects in the network include the:
- “Leveraging Technology and Engaging Students: Evaluating COVID-19 Recovery Efforts in the Los Angeles Community College District” project led by researchers at Harvard University, the University of Southern California, the Los Angeles Community College District, and Los Angeles Community College
- “Virginia Workforce Recovery: A Research Partnership to Strengthen G3” project led by researchers at the Community College Research Center, the Virginia Community College System, and the University of Pennsylvania.
This project is supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through Grant R305X220022 to Teachers College, Columbia University.