4 February 2013
The LH Martin Institute is hosting seminars in March, featuring presentations from Professor Debra Bragg from the Office of Community College Research and Leadership from the University of Illinois.
Professor Bragg’s research focuses on transition to college by youth and adults, especially student populations that have not attended college historically. She is particularly interested in how disadvantaged youth and adults use community colleges to transition to higher education, including how public policies position community colleges as a primary port of entry.
The first seminar, The College Completion Agenda: Changes and Challenges Facing US Community Colleges, is on community college completions in the United States, and the effects of President Obama’s targets to increase retention rates.
The second seminar, The Evolution of Applied and Community College Baccalaureates in the US, is on the emergence of bachelor degrees in community colleges – also a very topical issue for Australian TAFEs.