Minding the Gap
Increasing College Persistence in Rhode Island
The Providence Children and Youth Cabinet, a cradle to career collective impact coalition, released a report in March 2015 on the state of postsecondary persistence in Rhode Island. The report highlights compelling data on disparities in college persistence, presents promising practices from RI institutions of higher education and community-based organizations, and offers recommendations to policy-makers and educators on how to close the gap. Rhode Island Campus Compact works with the CYC as a partner in postsecondary attainment.
Rhode Island Campus Compact Brochure
Collective Story of Civic and Community Engagement in RI Higher Education
The stories collected in this brochure lift up what our member campuses are doing and also what we are doing as a collective. This brochure evinces the strength of Rhode Island Campus Compact as a coalition of 11 colleges and universities dedicated to the public purpose of higher education. We hope you will use it to engage students, faculty, and additional partners in this critical work that realizes the vision of Educating Citizens. Building Communities.
Educating Citizens & Building Communities
A Collective Report of Civic and Community Engagement at Colleges and Universities in RI
The result of a statewide mapping of institutional civic and community engagement, this report functions as a vital component of RICC’s strategic plan for the next five years. Guiding our long-term goals and objectives, this collective report follows four themes encompassing Community Partnerships, Student Development and Leadership, Institutional Culture, and Impact Assessment.
The PFS Partnership Rubric is a colorful, versatile tool designed to support institutional, organizational, and programmatic partnership development and assessment. Authored by a subcommittee of partnership practitioners, the PFS Rubric functions as a set of standards, a road map to reciprocal partnerships, and a self-assessment tool for existing partnerships. The PFS Rubric has already been widely adapted and used in several settings and content areas, such as strategic planning and organizational partnership, college access and success, grant proposals, and service-learning curriculum development.
College Student Volunteerism Linked to Success
Building on data collected in 2012-2013, this report presents an impact analysis of a targeted AmeriCorps program working within RI higher education. This 100-member, cross-institutional program demonstrably contributes to retention rates of college students, the capacity of non-profit organizations serving RI, and to the vital civic engagement of Rhode Island’s college students.
College Access in Rhode Island: Admission Officer and Secondary School Counselor Perspectives
A critical look at two vital practitioner groups, this report pays due attention to an area of enormous potential for college access and success. Through qualitative research conducted with secondary school and admission counselors in RI, Rhode island Campus compact examines emergent themes in PK-16 linkages such as barriers to collaboration, identified practitioner needs, and building secondary and postsecondary professions for enhanced college access.
Toolkit for College Students Volunteering with K-12 Youth
This manual was created as a tool to assist in preparing college students for working with youth as a College Positive Volunteer (CPV). The main focus of a CPV is stimulating student awareness of the opportunities college affords, sharing strategies for college preparedness, and encouraging students to pursue a college education. This toolkit offers tiered activities for working with all levels of K-12 youth. Updated and personalized for Rhode Island students, the College Positive Volunteerism Toolkit was first published by Michigan Campus Compact.