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A New Vision for California Higher Education?
June 13, 2014, University of California Speaker Series

A New Vision for California Higher Education
May 20-21, 2014, College Access Foundation

A New Vision for California Higher Education Implications for Redefining University Missions and Interactions with Stakeholders
May 1, 2014, Travers Conference on Accountability in Higher Education, UC Berkeley

From Community College to University Expectations for California’s New Transfer Degrees
March 21, 2014, Public Policy Institute of California Briefing

Highlights and Previews of Two Forthcoming Reports
March 13, 2014, CSU Academic Council

Testimony on the Accountability for Postsecondary Education and Performance: A Framework for Informing State Budget and Policy to Meet Public Needs
February 26, 2014, Senate Committee on Education and Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee on Education

Testimony on the California Community Colleges’ Student Success Score Cards
February 18, 2014, California Assembly Select Committee on Community Colleges

Testimony on the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act
January 15, 2014, United States Senate Committee on Education

Milestones, Indicators, and Student Supports for Postsecondary Success
January 13, 2014, The College Board

State Strategies to Preserve High‐Cost CTE Programs in Community and Technical Colleges
December 5, 2013, California EDGE Coalition Policy Forum

Testimony on Streamlining Transfer in Public Higher Education: A Progress Report on the Implementation of SB 1440 and AB 2302
November 12, 2013, California Assembly Committee on Higher Education

Workforce Investments: State Strategies to Preserve Higher-Cost Career Education Programs in Community and Technical Colleges
October 30, 2013, California Community College Chancellor's Office WEDPAC/EDPAC Joint Committee Meeting

Aligning Policy with the CTE Mission For Better Student Outcomes
October 23, 2013, California Community College Association for Occupational Education Fall Conference

New Strategies to Fund and Support Career Pathway Programs
October 10, 2013, Research and Planning Group for the California Community College’s Strengthening Student Success Conference

Aligning Policy with Mission to Improve Student Success: An example from the California Community Colleges
July 17, 2013, Jobs for the Future, Postsecondary State Policy Network

Research Methods for Understanding Student Success in the California Community Colleges
May 3, 2013, Bay Area RP Regional Research Group

Student Success in the California Community Colleges: Performance, Policy, and Practice
April 4, 2013, San Gabriel Foothill Association of Community Colleges

Redeeming For-Profit Colleges and Universities: How Public Policy Can Ensure Quality and Success
March 15, 2013, Association for Education Finance and Policy Conference

Performance Gaps and Policy Responses in California Higher Education: The Context for Next Steps
Presented to the African American Male Education Network and Development (A2MEND) Summit, March 7, 2013

Key Issues Facing California Higher Education
Presented to Assembly Committee on Higher Education, February 19, 2013

On Balance: Case Study of Effective Coordination: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges An Organizational Perspective
Presented to SBCTC, February 6, 2013

Enhancing Community College Career Pathways Through Policy Change
Presented at University of California, Davis, January 11, 2013

Enhancing Community College Career Pathways Through Policy Change
Presented at the Campaign for College Opportunity's Capitol Briefing, November 13, 2012

Career Technical Education and the College Completion Agenda
Presented at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education's Legislative Advisory Committee meeting, September 11, 2012

UC ACCORD Success Conditions: Indicators and Metrics
Presented at the UC/ACCORD convening, June 29, 2012

How Does Policy Affect the Operation of CTE Programs in the California Community Colleges?
Presented to the Vocational Research and Accountability Committee, May 4, 2012

Community College Student Success: Challenges and New Priorities
Presented to the California Collaborative on District Reform, March 26, 2012

California Community College Career Technical Education and the Student Success Agenda
Presented at the California Community College Association for Occupational Education Spring Conference, March 21, 2012

Nancy Shulock Speaks on Student Success Task Force at California Community College Board of Governor's meeting
January 9, 2012 (video)

Community College Student Success: Evolution of Research and Policy
Presented at the Sacramento State Doctorate in Educational Leadership Transformational Leader Series, February 17, 2012

California Community College Career Technical Education Programs and the College Completion Agenda
Presented to Vocational Research and Accountability Committee, February 3, 2012

Testimony on the Recommendations of the California Community College Chancellor’s Task Force on Student Success
Presented at Joint Legislative Hearing, February 1, 2012
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California Community College Career Technical Education Programs and the College Completion Agenda
Presented at UC/ACCORD Pathways to Postsecondary Success Convening, January 26, 2012

Accountability: Trends and Issues
Presented at the National Governor's Association Policy Academy, November 17, 2011

Priority of Community College Career Technical Education Programs
Presented at the PACE Seminar for Educaton Policymakers and Scholars, October 7, 2011

A New Script for Financing Higher Education
Presented at the SHEEO Policy Conference, August 10, 2011

Milestones and Indicators for Postsecondary Success
Presented to Pathways to Postsecondary Success, UC/ACCORD June 23, 2011

Testimony to Little Hoover Commission on California Community Colleges
Presented at a public hearing at the State Capitol, February 24, 2011

Divided We Fail: Improving Completion and Closing Racial Gaps in California's Community Colleges
Presented at the Community College League of California 2011 Legislative Conference, January 23, 2011

From Access to Success in the California Community Colleges: Performance Policy and Practice
Presented at the Woodland Community College Forum, January 12, 2011

Improving Completion and Closing Racial Gaps in California Community Colleges
Presented at Campaign for College Opportunity's Capitol Briefing, November 10, 2010

Improving Completion and Closing Racial Gaps in the Los Angeles Community College District
Presented at the Alliance for a Better Community's Divided We Fail in LA briefing, November 9, 2010

Principles for Effective Statewide Accountability. Testimony to the California Legislature Joint Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education, March 22, 2010

Community College Student Success in Context: Performance and State Policy. Presented to the Los Angeles City College Academic Senate, March 18, 2010

Principles for Effective Coordination - the Case of Community College Transfer. Testimony to the California Legislature Joint Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education, March 10, 2010

From Access to Success in the California Community Colleges: Questioning Assumptions and Establishing Principles.
Presented at the Community College League of California Commission on the Future, February 26, 2010

Student Success in the California Community Colleges: Lessons from and Acting on Research Knowledge. Presented at the Association of California Community College Administrators' Annual Conference, February 18, 2010

Monitoring and Using Milestones to Increase Student Success: An Overview
Presented to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, January 28, 2010

Crafting a Student Centered Transfer Process in California: Lessons from other States. Presented at the 2009 Capitol Briefing Series in Sacramento, December 14, 2009

Technical Difficulties: Meeting California’s Workforce Needs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Fields. Presented at the 2009 Regional Briefing Series, San Diego, November 13, 2009

Milestones and Indicators of Success: A Framework for Improving Student Outcomes. Presentation to the National Association of System Heads (NASH)
Access to Success (A2S) Leading Indicators Project, November 11, 2009

Crossing the Divide: Making a Difference with Policy Research.
Presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Graduate Policy Seminar, November 5, 2009

Technical Difficulties: Meeting California’s Workforce Needs in STEM Fields. Presented at the 2009 Regional Briefing Series, Long Beach, October 30, 2009

California Higher Education: Performance, Policy, and Prognostications.
Presented to the University of California Office of the President, October 22, 2009

Meeting California’s Workforce Needs in STEM Fields. Presentation to the California Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) Board Meeting, October 22, 2009

Technical Difficulties: Meeting California’s Workforce Needs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Fields.
Presented at the 2009 Regional Briefing Series in Sunnyvale, September 4, 2009

Challenges and Opportunities Facing California Higher Education in Science, Technology, and Career Education.
Presentation to the California Council on Science and Technology, May 27, 2009

Can P-16 Councils Help Promote the College Readiness and Success Agenda? Lessons from Three Case Studies.
Presentation to the American Educational Research Association, April 16, 2009

Political and Policy Barriers to Basic Skills Education in the California Community Colleges.
Presentation to the American Educational Research Association, April 14, 2009

Policy Matters: Creating the Best Conditions for Community College Student Success. Presentation to a seminar sponsored by Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), April 10, 2009. Click here to listen to a podcast of the presentation.

The Grades are In - 2008: Is California Higher Education Measuring Up?
Presentation to the Assembly Higher Education Committee, March 3, 2009

The Grades are In - 2008: Is California Higher Education Measuring Up?
Presentation to a briefing sponsored by the Campaign for College Opportunity, February 26, 2009

Designing Policies to Increase Student Success.
Presentation to Pennsylvania's Achieving the Dream Student Success Forum, October 10, 2008

Community College Transfer: Obstacles and Barriers.
Presentation to Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, Teachers College, Columbia University, September 15, 2008

Leadership to Put Students First: It Could Happen. 
Presentation to Community College Leadership Development Initiatives (CCLDI) policy seminar, University of San Diego, July 29, 2008

Using a Policy Audit to Align Community College Finance with State Policy Goals. Presentation to the Making Opportunity Affordable (MOA) Academy, June 3, 2008

A Call for Change? Increasing Student Success at California Community Colleges. Presentation to the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Education and Workforce Development Committee, May 23, 2008

Levers of Change: Role of Financial Aid and Institutional Reform in Promoting Student Success at California Community Colleges. Presentation to the College Access Foundation, May 20, 2008

Return to Golden: A Public Agenda for California Higher Education.
Presentation to the HACU-CLIC Joint Policy Summit, April 22, 2008

From Access to Success in California's Community Colleges: No Time to Waste. Presentation at the Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley, February 12, 2008

Financing Community Colleges: Policies, Incentives and Language Matter
Presentation to the Achieving the Dream State Policy Meeting, February 5, 2008

Policy Research that Got Noticed: Lessons Learned for Making Research Useful. Presentation to the Association for the Study of Higher Education, November 8, 2007

Financing Community Colleges: Policies and Incentives Matter. Presentation to the Association for the Study of Higher Education, November 7, 2007

Untapped Opportunities: Designing Policies to Increase Student Success.
Presentation to the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, November 1, 2007

Beyond the Open Door: Leveraging Institutional Change through State Policy Reform. Presentation to the Community Colleges Leadership Development Initiatives, October 11-12 and November 2, 2007

Increasing Opportunities for Student Success: Changing the "Rules of the Game". Presentation to the Community Colleges Leadership Development Initiatives' Policy Seminar on Quality and Affordability in California's Community Colleges, May 9, 2007

Student Success in the California Community Colleges: Why does it matter? How do we know? What do we do?
Presentation to the Community College League of California's annual Trustees conference, May 6, 2007

Using Data for a Change: Three Conversations. Presentation to the joint conference of the Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges and the California Community Colleges Chief Information System Officers Association, March 26, 2007

Latino College Success and the California Dream. Presentation to Greater Los Angeles Chicano-Latino Administrator, Faculty & Staff Community College Association, March 24, 2007

Testimony to the Senate Education Committee on accountability, January 31, 2007

Latino Student Access and Success: Research Findings and Policy Implications. Presentation to NALEO Education Leadership Initiative, California Statewide Policy Institute on Higher Education Access and Success, January 16, 2007

"The Cockeyed Optimist": Student Success Research or "What Kind of Fool am I?" Presentation to the California Community Colleges Chief Instructional Officers' fall conference, November 3, 2006

Buying the Right Thing: Using a Policy Audit to Align Community College Finance with State Policy Goals.
Presentation to the Association for the Study of Higher Education, November 2, 2006

Higher Education Performance in California: The Gaps Must be Closed. Presentation to the conference on Policy Challenges Facing California Higher Education, October 17, 2006.

Shared Solutions: A Framework for Discussing California Higher Education Finance. Presentation to the Association for the Study of Higher Education, November 16, 2005

State Policy Issues Concerning Graduate Education and Research. Testimony to the Assembly Higher Education Committee, October 18, 2005

Meeting California's Higher Education Needs: Challenges and Prospects.
Presentation to the Campaign for College Opportunity, August 8, 2005

Highlights of Institute's Reports, (1) Variations on a Theme and (2) Shared Solutions. Testimony to the Assembly Higher Education Committee, June 22, 2005

Suggestions for Addressing California's Higher Education Challenges. Testimony to the Assembly Higher Education Committee, March 1, 2005

Problems and Challenges Facing California Higher Education. Testimony to the Assembly Higher Education Committee, February 22, 2005

Accountability in Higher Education: Where California Is (or Isn't). Presentation to the Community College League of California, January 30, 2005

Accountability for State Policy Purposes: A Different Focus. Presentation to the California Association for Institutional Research (CAIR), November 18, 2004

Testimony submitted to the California Performance Review Commission, September, 2004

Testimony submitted to the National Commission on Accountability in Higher Education, May 2004

Funding Adult Education: Does California Put the Money Where the Needs Are?Presentation to the Assembly Select Committee on Adult Education, February 25, 2004

State Financing of Higher Education: Policy Implications.
Presentation to the Community College Leadership Development Initiatives (CCLDI), February 13, 2004

A Fundamentally New Approach to Accountability: Putting State Policy Issues First. Presentation to the Association for the Study of Higher Education, November 13, 2003

A Proposed Accountability Framework for California Higher Education: Putting State Policy Issues First.
Presentation to Senator Dede Alpert's accountability symposium, November 4, 2003

Improving Outcomes for California's Minority Students: Can and Increased Role for the Community Colleges in Teacher Preparation be Part of the Answer?
Presentation to the Harvard Civil Rights Project, October 23, 2003

Recommendations from Commissioned Report: "An Accountability Framework for California Higher Education: Informing Public Policy and Improving Outcomes".Presentation to Senator Dede Alpert's accountability
symposium,January 22, 2003