Highlighted interviews, articles, fact sheets, journals and our book.

This section includes IEBC interviews; articles from the Chronicle of Higher Education, Harvard Education Press, EdSource, Huffington Post, Hechinger, Medium and other publications and IEBC Fact Sheets.

Fact sheets – Faculty and Staff (Retention) and – Professional Staff

The Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC) created Caring Campus based on research that shows students who feel more connected to their college are more likely to be retained, persist from semester to semester, and complete their academic goals.

Professional Staff – Creating Caring Campuses

IEBC is a nationally-recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to helping education stakeholders – community colleges, universities, K-12 school systems, employers, and others – to make informed decisions and craft solutions that improve practice and dramatically increase student success.

Caring Campus interviews capture valuable insights:

From a Caring Campus Coach – An interview with Jean Petty

From IEBC leaders – A conversation with Brad Phillips and Jordan Horowitz

From the Community College Research Center Director – An interview with Tom Brock

President/Superintendent of Southwestern College, Dr. Kindred Murillo, has made creating a more equitable and inclusive campus among her highest priorities. When Dr. Murillo learned about the opportunity to bring IEBC’s “Caring Campus” initiative to the college, she immediately recognized its relevance to their efforts. Read more about how Dr. Murillo said Caring Campus supports both statewide and national efforts toward achieving student equity.

Judy Rodriguez, Administrative Secretary and Classified Senate President of San Bernardino Valley College, vividly remembers stepping onto the campus nine years ago when she was first hired. She was new to the college experience alongside many of the students who attend, and she can relate to how they feel. “It took time for me to get to know the campus.” Rodriguez said you aren’t sure where to go for help.”

Throughout her career in education, Dr. Eva Bagg, president of Barstow Community College, has a longstanding working relationship with IEBC President/CEO Dr. Brad Phillips. Phillips’ approach to making data accessible to help educators improve outcomes “was exactly what I needed,” recalls Dr. Bagg.  When Dr. Bagg learned about IEBC’s latest initiative, Caring Campus, she knew it would be a good fit for the college’s culture.

The research is clear: If we want students to stay and succeed, we need to connect with them. Please check this article in the EvoLLLution magazine.  I Don’t Care What You Know Until I Know You Care: Why Caring Campuses Retain More Students

California does not have to start from scratch in building new education data system In this commentary in EdSource, IEBC President Brad Phillips writes that the system can build on what we’ve already learned and must be both useful and easy to use.

Bright Spots: High Impact Results for Students and Fiscal Stability

Finding it hard to go ‘All In’? Read “The Problems and Promise of Bringing Educational Interventions to Scale” by Brad Phillips in Medium

When transcript typos stand in the way of college in EdSource. A commentary by IEBC Senior Director of IT and Analytics John Watson sheds light on an interrupted pathway.

EFPF blog: Data Use Principles for Education Leadersread Jordan Horowitz’s EFPF blog here.

From Harvard Education Press: Creating a Data-Informed Culture in Community Colleges: A New Model for Educators by Brad C. Phillips and Jordan E. Horowitz.  Read what others are saying about this book at Harvard Education Press or order here.

Moving the Needle on Community College Student Success from The Blog of Harvard Education Press, by IEBC President/CEO Brad Phillips and Vice President Jordan Horowitz. Read it here.

Inside Higher Ed features an Ashley A. Smith interview with IEBC President/CEO Brad Phillips and Vice President Jordan Horowitz about their new book, Creating a Data-Informed Culture in Community Colleges: A new Model for Educators published by Harvard Education Press. In the article, Smith discusses with Phillips and Horowitz the amount and quality of the data available to community colleges.

Read the entire Q&A session in Creating Data Faculty Can Use.

Vision for Success is an important and candid report from the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. Read more about the Vision for Success, including this excellent commentary from EdSource, Now for the Hard Part.

Big Data Alone Won’t Help Students  by Brad C. Phillips and Jordan E. Horowitz in the Chronicle of Higher Education, points out that the information that comes out of big-data systems must be usable, useful, and actionable by educators who know how to make sense of it.  This article was first published in the Chronicle of Higher Education Special Report on the Digital Campus, April 2017, highlighting the work top innovators are undertaking and where it is leading.

IEBC’S CURRICULUM TO CAREER CHOICES (CTCC) SMARTPATHWAYS™  This fact sheet presents an overview of our approach to guided pathway work, why it’s needed, how it works, and its benefits to faculty, institutions and students.

Why it is Better to Lead Than Lag: Leading and Lagging Indicators for Education (Horowitz article in IO Education).

LCAP services for local districts IO Education is partnering with IEBC to bring some new support services to California school districts with an LCAP Support Package.

Promises, Promises, Promises: Ensuring that Students are Prepared to Succeed in College:  This is a preview of the about-to-be-published guide, “Authentic Collaboration to Improve Curriculum Alignment.” Based on 20 years engagement in cross-segment alignment and facilitation, this IEBC guide produces the how, what and why that pulls cross-segment alignment together. Read the Collaboration Guide Preview here.

The College Completion Agenda: Practical Approaches for Reaching the Big Goal. New Directions for Community Colleges, Jossey Bass, edited by Brad C. Phillips and Jordan E. Horowitz.  Available here…

A College Completion Idea That’s So Simple. Why Aren’t We Doing It? — full article on Huffington Post.

Student Learning Outcomes and Tuning  A Review of Student Learning Outcomes and the Impact of Tuning at Colleges and Universities in the United States.

Unlocking SLDS Data  Robust statewide longitudinal data systems (SLDS) are vital to creating a culture of continuous improvement, but the data needs unlocking to be useful, usable, and actionable.

Improving Response Time in Education — When it comes to student performance data, are we measuring the right indicators? It may be a simple matter of timing, writes Brad Phillips.

Cultural Competence, Student Learning and Assessment  Community colleges are taking bold steps to address student equity and success, including Integrating cultural competencies into student learning outcome work.

Curriculum to Career Choices, known as CtCC, is a collaborative, program-centered design process that ensures the academic learning experiences identified by faculty can align to the expectations identified by employers.

Data Coaching for Student Success  Training the data coaches.

Driving Education Accountability: “I’m Sorry Officer, the Gas Gauge…” in the Huffington Post.

Student Voices  New techniques for reaching them where they are.

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