Reports & Publications
The Community College Research Center (CCRC), an independent research organization based at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, reports positive findings in its new study examining trending results of the Institute for Evidence-Based Change’s “Caring Campus.”
Creating a Data-Informed Culture in Community Colleges by Brad C. Phillips and Jordan E. Horowitz, published by Harvard Education Press (2017), offers a research-based model approach for turning data into information that is useful, usable, and actionable. They draw from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics to demonstrate how colleges can make better use of data resulting in improvements in student success.
Social Distancing Does Not Mean Social Isolation: The Case for Caring Campuses Now in The EvoLLLution
Social Distancing Does Not Mean Social Isolation: The Case for Caring Campuses Now. IEBC makes the case for Caring Campus Now in The EvoLLLution, an online newspaper for the higher education community. Co-authored by IEBC President/CEO Brad Phillips and IEBC Chief Operating Officer Jordan Horowitz, the article describes the need for staff and students to maintain contact and communication and to reinvent the concept of student support in a virtual environment.
I Don’t Care What You Know Until I Know You Care: Why Caring Campuses Retain More Students in The EvoLLLution
I Don’t Care What You Know Until I Know You Care: Why Caring Campuses Retain More Students. IEBC President and CEO Brad Phillips explains the power of connections and the power of all segments of our colleges to make those connections. With enrollments dropping, finding ways to encourage persistence is no longer an option. The Caring Campus positive approach can be implemented quickly with minimal resources.
Data Use Principles for Education Leaders by Jordan Horowitz in Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) Alumni Blog.
Creating Data Faculty Can Use, in Inside Higher Ed, features an Ashley A. Smith interview with IEBC President/CEO Brad Phillips and Vice President Jordan Horowitz about their book, Creating a Data-Informed Culture in Community Colleges: A New Model for Educators. 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.
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.
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.
How One Texas Community College Helped Lift Prospects for All Students— read Brad Phillips’ Hechinger Report blog here.
Driving Education Accountability: ‘I’m Sorry Officer, the Gas Gauge Shows I Wasn’t Speeding.’ on Huffington Post
Driving Education Accountability: “I’m Sorry Officer, the Gas Gauge…” — full article on Huffington Post.