Assessment Package

Enhancing community college equity.

Focus Groups

Tailored solutions optimizing community college equity.

Consulting Services

Professional development and consulting services.

Community College Equity Assessment Lab

Assist community colleges in tackling educational obstacles to fair success with tailored solutions.

WHO WE ARE

The Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL)* is a national research laboratory under the Interwork Institute at San Diego State University. We help community colleges surface and assess challenges to equity-centered institutional effectiveness, as well as develop problem-solving strategies and solutions.

WHAT WE DO

Conduct and disseminate empirical research on the experiences of historically underrepresented and underserved students in community colleges.
Provide training that improves practices and research relevant to students of color, and other minoritized students, in community colleges.
Use assessment and evaluation to facilitate capacity-building within community colleges.

OUR SERVICES

The Institutional Assessment Package (IAP) is an equity assessment that helps community colleges identify needs related to student success.

Focus groups enable community colleges to explore equity-centered institutional effectiveness – both challenges and solutions – on a deeper level.

Advisory and consulting services are tailored to help partners navigate ​​critical equity issues facing community colleges.

CURIOUS ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH CCEAL?

We help campus partners to quantify equity deficiencies in accordance with their Student Equity Plans, identify potential remedies, align remedies with relevant frameworks, close opportunity and achievement gaps, inform professional development, and assess the accessibility, quality, and relevance of student services.