The Office of Research, Evaluation, and Program Support (REPS) within SUD investigates issues of college access, college success, career-readiness, and educational equity among students and other populations in New York City. REPS, founded in 2012, partners with the above-mentioned programs, as well as external organizations, and provides evaluation services and data management support.
As an evaluator, REPS provides programs with implementation and impact studies, allowing the initiatives within the Office of Academic Affairs to develop, improve, and ultimately reach key project goals. REPS explores areas such as academic skills and achievement, college-readiness, developmental education policy, and workforce-preparedness. REPS uses rigorous methods to examine program performance, employing qualitative and quantitative social science research methods. In addition, REPS supports programs by providing the reporting tools and data management essential to ensure program efficacy. REPS regularly shares its findings with a variety of audiences, including program administrators, campus officials, and a national audience of educators, researchers, and policymakers.
Transition Age Youth in Foster Care Research Fellowship Award
Thanks to generous support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the Office of Research, Evaluation and Program Support (REPS) is pleased to announce a request for proposals for three two-year faculty/administrator fellowships each in the amount of $40,000. The fellowships are designed to examine the experiences and outcomes of youth in foster care at CUNY, and to support and expand upon a foster youth research agenda in development by REPS. The fellowships will provide an additional means for generating deep, scientific knowledge to inform the work of multiple stakeholders supporting the postsecondary success of youth in foster care.
REPS is proud to partner with MDRC and the Community College Research Center (CCRC) on a $4.8-million IES Research Grant to evaluate the CUNY Start program. The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences has awarded a five-year grant to MDRC, CUNY, and CCRC to evaluate CUNY Start.
Robin Hood, New York’s largest poverty fighting organization, ideas42, a leading behavioral ideas lab, along with CUNY recently announced the semi-finalists for The Robin Hood College Success Prize , a competition designed to identify scalable technology solutions to increase the three-year graduation rates of the most at-risk community college students—those enrolled in remedial courses.