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The National Center for Postsecondary Research (NCPR) is pleased to announce our co-sponsorship of the NCSL 2010 National Education Seminar, which was be held at Teachers College, Columbia University and the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers.

What Works to Improve Education: Lessons From Research, Policy and Practice

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NCPR staff participated in the following sessions:

The Changing Role of Community Colleges

With significant budget cuts to higher education, community colleges are taking on new and important roles in the state higher education systems. Learn how community colleges are evolving and hear how one state is designing a major statewide productivity initiative around community colleges.
Date: March 13, 2010 9:00AM-10:15AM
Location: Teachers College, Columbia University

--Thomas Bailey, Director, NCPR
--James Jacobs, President, Macomb Community College

Download: Bailey (PDF)

Improving Student Success in Remedial Education

More than one-third of all public college students enroll in at least one remedial or developmental course. The more remedial courses students take, the less likely they are to graduate. Hear about research on what works to improve the success of students enrolled in developmental courses.
Date: March 13, 2010 12:15PM-1:30PM
Location: Teachers College, Columbia University
--Thomas Bailey, Director, NCPR
--Shanna Jaggars, Senior Research Associate, CCRC
--Peter Adams, Director of Accelerated Learning, Community College Baltimore County (CCBC)

Download: Bailey & Jaggars (PDF) | Adams (PDF)

Performance Funding in Higher Education

Many state legislatures are looking for new ways to fund higher education, given tight state budgets, rising tuition, and low college completion rates. Explore the pros and cons of performance-based funding, which links state funding to performance indicators like course completion, degree completion rates, or the number of low-income and minority graduates.
Date: March 13, 2010 1:45PM-3:00PM
Location: Teachers College, Columbia University
--Kevin Dougherty, Senior Research Associate, CCRC

Download: Dougherty (PDF)

College Readiness: Next Steps for Advancing State Policy

State legislatures have tried many new policies to improve college readiness, but most have been isolated rather than systemic reforms. Many have focused on college preparation but lack a connection and alignment with higher education entrance standards and requirements. Learn how states can design K-20 reform more strategically.
Date: March 14, 2010 10:30AM-12:00PM
Location: Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers
--Thomas Bailey, Director, NCPR
--Patrick Callan, President, National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
--David Spence, Southern Regional Education Board, GA


Above: Thomas Bailey, Director, NCPR

Above: A PowerPoint presentation in the Cowin Center, TC

Above: Michael Rebell, Director, Campaign for Educational Equity

Above: Kevin Dougherty, Senior Research Associate, CCRC


>> For a summary of the event, please visit the NCSL blog: The Thicket
>>  Conference Brochure (PDF)
>>  Press Release

Type: Conferences & Seminars

Location: Teachers College & Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers

Date & Time: From 3/12/2010, 7:00:00 AM To 3/14/2010, 12:00:00 PM