Community College Researchers Present on Regional Collaboration at RP Conference

April 20-21, 2017

Dr. Nada Rayyes
Kelley Akiya

IMPAQ Senior Research Associate Dr. Nada Rayyes and Senior Research Analyst Kelley Akiya will present their poster, How to Evaluate Regional Collaboration: Tools, Resources, and Lessons Learned, during the RP Conference. The event will take place April 20-21 in Burlingame, CA. Visit their poster session on Thursday, April 20 at 5:25 PM to learn about tools for your community college programs. 

Presentation Description

Many federal and state initiatives such as WIOA and the California Career Pathways Trust aim to increase collaboration among colleges, K-12, workforce development, industry, and other partners. Yet, few tools exist to empirically examine collaboration, especially as an intermediate outcome in achieving broader programmatic goals. This poster session provides an overview of the Collaboration Evaluation and Improvement Framework (CEIF) (Woodland and Hutton, 2012), which colleges, researchers, and evaluators can use to operationalize and measure collaboration. The poster also describes how IMPAQ used the framework to conduct a post-hoc analysis of data collected from an evaluation of a career pathway development project involving California community colleges and provides links to data collection tools and resources colleges and partners can use to evaluate collaboration. 

About the RP Conference

This annual conference is the largest gathering of institutional researchers and planners in the California Community College system. Each year, the RP Conference convenes institutional researchers and planners in community colleges across California to exchange local approaches to common issues, learn about the latest developments in the field, and strengthen relationships within our community.