Our team helps support the evaluation and data-informed decision-making of many English as a Second Language (ESL) programs, Adult Literacy classes, and GED/High School Equivalency preparation programs across NYC.
CUNY has developed several programs to help students persist in college and earn a degree. We actively evaluate these programs and conduct additional research to help understand who graduates, who doesn’t, and why it matters.
Experiences in the world outside the classroom are becoming an integral part of students’ educational experiences while in college. Our evaluations of several University initiatives, including the CUNY Service Corps, will help develop best practices for experiential learning.
Many of our evaluation projects examine how programs and policies help prepare students for college-level courses. We are also interested in examining disparities in college readiness across New York’s neighborhoods and high schools.
It is vitally important for researcher and educators to understand how colleges can provide opportunities and pathways into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields and careers.
Programs such as CUNY Start have introduced new approaches to developmental education. Through rigorous research, we are beginning to understand the impacts of initiatives aim at supporting student students who need additional academic support.
How can colleges and universities best guide students to achieve their educational and career goals? Our researchers assess advisement strategies to help improve our understanding of the interactions between a student and an advisor.