October 2007 | Nancy Shulock and Colleen Moore
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This report analyzes the degree to which state finance policies for the community colleges align with state priorities - such as access, completion and affordability. It concludes that there is considerable misalignment; therefore, funds are not invested as well as they might be to accomplish state goals. Alternative approaches to finance are explored, and a new approach is suggested to replace traditional (and ineffective) performance funding with "investing in success."
August 2007 | Colleen Moore and Nancy Shulock
This report provides detailed analyses of factors related to student success, connects those factors to state and institutional policies, and offers recommendations for policy reforms. It includes a qualitative analysis of the California Community Colleges' assessment and placement process.
February 2007 | Nancy Shulock and Colleen Moore
This report finds low completion rates among degree-seeking students and identifies several areas of state policy that inadvertently create barriers to student success. It offers general recommendations for how changes to state policy in these areas can increase student success.
May 2005 | Nancy Shulock and Colleen Moore
This article was published in the journal Educational Policy (vol. 19, no. 2)
October 2004 | Nancy Shulock, Colleen Moore
This report examines seven states that share California's high rates of growth and demographic change to see what California can learn about how to improve access to and success in postsecondary education.