COMMUNITY COLLEGE RESEARCH CENTER | TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
In this brief, CCRC introduces research they are conducting on the IEBC staff-focused Caring Campus initiative. First, they discuss the importance of nonacademic staff to the postsecondary student experience. They then present a theory of change for the Caring Campus approach in working with staff. Next, drawing on observations and interviews, the researchers describe the model and present two initial sets of findings about the initiative, which are related to the potential for Caring Campus to positively affect college culture and change efforts.