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April 2021

The Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) held its annual conference virtually, April 15-17, 2021. Several presentations highlighted the postsecondary CTE research and work of current and alumni Research Fellows, as well as project staff, including:

  • A Quasi-Experimental Investigation of Adult Learner Enrollment Responses Following the Implementation of Tennessee Reconnect Grant, Gresham Collom, 2020 Dissertation Fellow, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • Exploring the Experiences of Highly-Skilled Immigrants Enrolled in CTE Programs, by Paul-Arthur Pierre-Louis, 2019 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Maryland Global Campus
  • Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Online Student Interactions and the Relationship to Student Satisfaction, Learning, and Success, Alain Ayangma, Ed.D., 2020 Dissertation Fellow, Wake Technical Community College; James E. Bartlett, II, Ph.D., project PI, NC State University
  • The Influence of SkillsUSA Participation on Career Endeavors: Voices of Community College Alumni, Laura Maldonado, Ph.D., 2019 Doctoral Fellow, North Carolina State University
  • The Rise of Data Centers: Exploring How Community Colleges are Leveraging Labor Market Data in Workforce Education, Adam Atwell, Ed.D., 2019 Dissertation Fellow & 2020 Postdoctoral Fellow, Mitchell Community College; James E. Bartlett, II, Ph.D., project PI, NC State University
  • The Status of Female Executive Leadership in Postsecondary Education (Roundtable), Sara Shaw, 2019 Dissertation Fellow, UNLV
  • Symposium: Developing the Next Generation of Community College Leaders and Researchers
    • James E. Bartlett, II, Ph.D., project PI, North Carolina State University
    • Michelle E. Bartlett, Ph.D., project co-PI, North Carolina State University
    • Carrol Warren, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
    • Jordan Dolfi, project coordinator, North Carolina State University
    • Kenneth Ender, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
    • Laura Maldonado, Ph.D., 2019 Doctoral Fellow, North Carolina State University
    • James Hoggan, Mitchell Community College
    • Adam Atwell, 2019 Dissertation Fellow & 2020 Postdoctoral Fellow, Mitchell Community College
  • Panel: Bridging Research and Practice to Advance Radical Possibilities, chaired by Regina Garza Mitchell and featuring panelists Alain Ayangma, Ed.D., 2020 Dissertation Fellow, Wake Technical Community Colleg, Gina Cano-Monreal, and Sally Pena

 

The American Educational Research Association hosted its annual meeting virtually, April 8-12, 2021. Current and alumni Research Fellows as well as project staff presented research posters, papers, and roundtables on topics related to postsecondary Career and Technical Education across 3 SIGs and 2 Divisions, including:

AERA CTE SIG Symposium: Developing Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Scholars to Advance the Field: Projects and Training

  • Paper 1: Examining Outcomes of a Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Research Fellows Program Through the Lens of a Logic Model, by  James E. Bartlett, project PI, North Carolina State University, Michelle E. Bartlett, project co-PI, North Carolina State University, Patrick Bourke, grant manager, ECMC Foundation
  • Paper 2: Implementing Virtual Writing Accountability Sessions to Boost Research Fellows’ Productivity During COVID-19, by Jordan Dolfi, project coordinator, North Carolina State University
  • Paper 3: Reflections of Research Fellows: Impact on Knowledge, Network, Dissemination, and Career, by Gresham Collom, 2020 Dissertation Fellow & 2021 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Adam Atwell, 2019 Dissertation Fellow & 2020 Postdoctoral Fellow, Mitchell Community College; Alain Ayangama, 2020 Dissertation Fellow, Wake Technical Community College; Linda Van Doren, 2019 Dissertation Fellow, Emily Griffith Technical College

AERA CTE SIG Roundtable: Practicing Stakeholder Analysis and Research Communication Approaches for Career and Technical Education

  • Paper 1: Research Briefs for Career and Technical Education Research by Laura G. Maldonado, Ph.D., 2019 Doctoral Fellow, NC State University
  • Paper 2: Technical Reports for Career and Technical Education Research, Lisa M. Martino, Ph.D., 2019 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Central Florida
  • Paper 3: One-Pagers and Infographics for Career and Technical Education Research, Bryanne Peterson, 2020 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Missouri
  • Paper 4: Research Methods Webinars to Strengthen Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Researchers, Michelle E. Bartlett, Ph.D., project co-PI, NC State University; J. Jordan Dolfi, project coordinator, NC State University; James E. Bartlett, II, Ph.D., project PI, NC State University

Papers

  • The Relationship Between Online Student Interactions and Student Success in Postsecondary Career and Technical Education, Alain Ayangma, Ed.D., 2020 Dissertation Fellow, Wake Technical Community College; James E. Bartlett, II, Ph.D., project PI, NC State University
  • How Is “High-Quality” Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Defined? A Systematic Integrative Literature Review, J. Jordan Dolfi, project coordinator, North Carolina State University and James E. Bartlett, II, Ph.D., project PI, North Carolina State University
  • Supporting STEM Attitudes for Students With Learning Disabilities Through Computer Science Career and Technical Education Participation, Jay Plasman, Michael Gottfried, Shaun Dougherty, and Jennifer Freeman, 2020 Doctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
  • The Personal and Social Dimensions of Difficult Economic Realities for Community College Students [Div J], Monique Corral, 2019 Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA
  • “Lost in the Shuffle”: The Effects of Relationships and Personalized Advisement on Community College Students’ Transfer Aspirations and Outcomes [Div J Session College Transfer Aspirations and Trajectories], Maggie P. Fay, 2019 Dissertation Fellow, Columbia University; Shanna Smith Jaggars, Negar Farakish
  • Can STEM-Focused Career and Technical Education Strengthen the STEM Pipeline for Students With Learning Disabilities? [Div L session: On the Road to Equity: Studies of the Impact and Influences of Education Policy], Jennifer Freeman, 2020 Doctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania; Michael Gottfried, Jay Plasman, Shaun Dougherty

Individual Roundtables

  • Vocational Schools, Community Organizations, and Teacher Preparation [AERA Global Invited Roundtables], Mark R. Warren, Walter G. Ecton, 2019 Doctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt University, and Peter A. Youngs
  • Higher Education’s Role and Responsibility in Police Training: A Starting Point for Justice-Oriented Change [SIG-Critical Educators for Social Justice], Lindsey Hammond, 2020 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Georgia; Monique Corral, 2019 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UCLA; Sara Shaw, 2019 Dissertation Fellow, UNLV; Gresham Collom, 2020 Dissertation Fellow & 2021 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Tennessee-Knoxville; Jude Paul Matias Dizon, Megan Steele, Melissa Whatley, Sean Baser
  • Learning to Fail? How Repeating Remedial Math Courses in Community College Affects Postsecondary Aspirations [Div J Roundtables: Community College Trajectories], Maggie P. Fay, 2019 Dissertation Fellow, Columbia University
  • Harvesting the Field: Connecting Student Background to Academic Capital Formation in Rural Appalachia [Div J Roundtables: Rural Students and College Access], Misti Jeffers, 2020 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • It’s Not Working: Community College Career and Technical Education Websites Findability, Usability, and Information Asymmetries [CTE SIG], Bryanne Peterson, 2020 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Missouri; David Reeping
  • Persistence and Academic Attainment Among Student Service Members/Veterans in Community College Career and Technical Education Programs [CTE SIG], Brennan Carr, 2020 Dissertation Fellow, Pepperdine University
  • To What Extent Are Elementary Teachers Using Universal Design for Learning? Do These Strategies Improve Computational Thinking Scores? [CTE SIG], Jonathan Montoya, 2020 Doctoral Fellow, UC-Irvine; Sharin Rawhiya Jacob; Mark Warshauer

Posters

  • Developing Computational Thinking Skills Through Technological Invention [Problem-Based and Project-Based Learning SIG], Leigh Estabrooks, Helen Zhang, Anthony M. Perry, 2020 Doctoral Fellow, Texas Tech University, Stephanie Renee Couch, An-Me Chung
  • Responsive (Re)Design in Problem-Based Education: The Biotech-in-Action Program [Problem-Based and Project-Based Learning SIG], Stephanie Renee Couch, Melinda Kalainoff, Leigh Estabrooks, Anthony M. Perry, 2020 Doctoral Fellow, Texas Tech University, Helen Zhang, Alazar Ayele, Amanda Mervelle, Connor Haney, Alex Cameron

Other Related Work

  • Invited Speaker Series, AERA Global: Examining and Rethinking the Complexities and Challenges of Rural Education, chaired by Sabrina Klein, 2019 Doctoral Fellow, UCLA

The third cohort of ECMC Foundation Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Research Fellows at NC State were announced on April 19, 2021. The Fellows participated in an orientation and first training institute virtually throughout April 7 -13, 2021. As part of their orientation and institute training, Fellows were required to participate in AERA’s virtual 2021 annual conference, April 8-12. You can read more about the newly selected Fellows and their proposed research on the 2021 Fellows webpage.

January 2021

The second research training institute for ECMC Foundation Postsecondary CTE Research Fellows in the second cohort of the program (2020-21) will be offered virtually due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and related travel restrictions. Experts from institutions across the country will present to the Research Fellows on topics related to current issues in CTE, research dissemination, data visualization, data sets, and more.

December 2020

The second annual ECMC Foundation CTE Leadership Collaborative Convening will be held virtually December 9-10, 2020. This convening brings together current and alumni ECMC Foundation Fellows from across the CTE Leadership Collaborative for two days of dynamic programming on a wide range of aspects of postsecondary CTE. To learn more about the ECMC Foundation CTE Leadership Collaborative, visit https://www.ecmcfoundation.org/what-we-do/career-readiness/cte-leadership-collaborative.

The CTE Research and Professional Development Conference is the foremost, peer-reviewed conference for CTE researchers and academic professionals. This conference is coordinated by the Association for Career and Technical Education Research (ACTER) with co-sponsors: Omicron Tau Theta (OTT), The Academy for Career and Technical Teacher Education (The Academy), and The University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education (University Council). Presentations featuring project faculty, staff, and current and alumni fellows include:

Papers

  • Exploring Participation in SkillsUSA Among Postsecondary Students, Laura G. Maldonado, 2019 Doctoral Fellow, North Carolina State University
    • Related Conference Award: ACTER Outstanding Doctoral Research Award for Dissertation, Connecting to Campus and the Workforce: A Case Study of Community College Students Participating in SkillsUSA by Dr. Laura G. Maldonado, North Carolina State University, 2019 Doctoral Fellow, Dissertation Chair: Audrey J. Jaeger, project co-PI, Mentor: Mark Threeton.
  • Understanding Heterogeneity in the Selection into and Returns to Career and Technical Education, Walter G. Ecton, 2019 Doctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt University and Shaun M. Daugherty, Vanderbilt University
    • Conference Award Winner: Outstanding Research Paper (presented by Association for Career and Technical Education Research)
  • Can STEM-Focused Career and Technical Education Strengthen the STEM Pipeline for Students with Learning Disabilities?, Jennifer Freeman, 2020 Doctoral Fellow, University of California, Santa Barbara, Michael Gottfried, University of Pennsylvania, Jay Plasman, Ohio State University, and Shaun Daugherty, Vanderbilt University
  • Exploring the Relationship Between Online Student Interactions and Student Success in Postsecondary Career and Technical Education, Alain Ayangma, 2020 Dissertation Fellow, North Carolina State University and James E. Bartlett, Project PI, North Carolina State University
  • Examining the Application of Holland’s Theory to Career Interests and Selected Careers of Postsecondary Automotive Technology Students
    Laura G. Maldonado, 2019 Doctoral Fellow, North Carolina State University, Kyungin Kim, The Pennsylvania State University, and Mark D. Threeton, The Pennsylvania State University

Symposia

  • Training and Mentoring Scholars to Improve Postsecondary CTE and Advance the Field
    Conference Award Received: “Outstanding Symposium (presented by Academy for Career Technical Education)
    • James E. Bartlett, Project PI, North Carolina State University
    • Michelle E. Bartlett, Project co-PI, North Carolina State University
    • Patrick Bourke, grant manager, ECMC Foundation
    • Jordan Dolfi, project coordinator, North Carolina State University
    • Jodi Adams, 2019 Dissertation Fellow, University of Louisville
    • Melita Mitchell, 2020 Postdoctoral Fellow, Johnson C. Wales University, 
    • Chris Lemon, 2019 Dissertation Fellow, University of Kansas
  • COVID-19 Global Pandemic Upheaval: CTE Teachers Response
    • John Cannon, University of Idaho
    • Mary Jo Self, Oklahoma State University
    • Carol Billing, University of Idaho
    • Allen Kitchel, University of Idaho
    • Sally Arnett-Hartwick, Illinois State University
    • Kevin Elliot, Pittsburg State University
    • Michelle E. Bartlett, Project co-PI, North Carolina State University
    • Mari Borr, North Dakota State University
    • Jeremy Jeffrey, Bloomburg University of Pennsylvania

Roundtables

  • Employer Perceptions of Work-Based Learning in Postsecondary Education, Kawana W. Johnson, 2020 Postdoctoral Fellow, Florida State University
    • Conference Award Winner: Outstanding Round Table Discussion (presented by Association for Career and Technical Education Research)
  • Shop Class is “For the Hoods”: How Policymaker Perceptions of CTE Affect Policy Formation, 2020 Postdoctoral Fellow, Lindsey Hammond, University of Georgia
  • Developing a Q-Methodological Study to Investigate Practitioners’ Viewpoints Toward High-Quality Postsecondary and Technical Education, Jordan Dolfi, Project Coordinator, North Carolina State University, James E. Bartlett, II, Project PI, North Carolina State University, and Michelle E. Bartlett, Project co-PI, North Carolina State University

Posters

  • Is Engineering Technology a STEM-CTE Pathway for All?, Anthony M. Perry, 2020 Doctoral Fellow, Texas Tech University
    • Conference Award Winner: First Place, Outstanding Research Poster (presented by Omicron Tau Theta)
  • The Efficacy of Mentoring for New Career and Technical Education Teachers: A Review and Case Example, Jodi Adams, 2019 Dissertation Fellow, University of Louisville and Ann Herd, University of Louisville
    • Conference Award Winner: Second Place, Outstanding Research Poster (presented by Omicron Tau Theta)
  • To What Extent are Elementary Teachers Using Universal Design for Learning Strategies to Teach Computational Thinking? Do these Strategies Improve Computational Thinking Scores?, Jonathan Montoya, 2020 Doctoral Fellow, University of California Irvine, Sharin Jacob, University of California Irvine and Mark Warschauer, University of California Irvine
  • Postsecondary Training for Reentry, Adriane Graham, 2019 Doctoral Fellow, Old Dominion University

Additional award:

ACTER Outstanding Doctoral Research Award Runner-up Nominee: Exploration of the Intersection of Social Identities of Female Leaders in Postsecondary Education: A Phenomenological Approach by Dr. Sara Shaw, UNLV, 2019 Dissertation Fellow

For full schedule of presentations and to register for the online conference, visit the ACTER Conference webpage.

November 2020

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR #DHL2020!
The College of Education’s Belk Center for Community College Leadership & Research at NC State University honors the legacy of Dallas Herring, a pillar of the North Carolina Community College system by hosting the annual Dallas Herring Lecture. This year, we invite you to join us virtually for the 2020 Dallas Herring Lecture on Tuesday, November 10th at 1pm given by Dr. Pam Eddinger.

Like lightning across the higher education landscape, the COVID pandemic illuminates the fragile conditions of community colleges and their students across the nation. Urban or rural, large or small, each institution is suddenly faced with the consequences from years of systematic defunding of public higher education. In communities of poverty and communities of color, where community colleges represent the best hope for social and economic mobility, the pandemic is a simultaneous moment of reckoning and hope. Dr. Eddinger’s lecture, titled Insights from the Pandemic: The Reckoning and the Hope at Our Nation’s Community Colleges, explores the possibilities.

For more information and to register, visit the Belk Center’s Dallas Herring Lecture webpage.

The CTE Research and Professional Development Conference is the foremost, peer-reviewed conference for CTE researchers and academic professionals. This conference is coordinated by the Association for Career and Technical Education Research (ACTER) with co-sponsors: Omicron Tau Theta (OTT), The Academy for Career and Technical Teacher Education (The Academy), and The University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education (University Council). For full schedule of presentations and to register for the online conference, visit the ACTER Conference webpage.

October 2020

The Postsecondary CTE Research project will host a virtual information session October 19, 2020 at 7pm – 8pm (ET).  Visit Apply Now to register for the session.

September 2020

The Postsecondary CTE Research project will host a virtual information session September 19, 2020 at 7pm – 8pm (ET).  Visit Apply Now to register for the session.

Faculty and staff from the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research will present the inaugural CSCC Virtual Webinar, Creating Infrastructures for Developing Community College Leaders, Researchers, and Collaborations.

This session will highlight efforts at North Carolina State University to develop community college executive leaders and postsecondary career and technical education researchers. The session will highlight the work of the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research in three areas including the (1) education doctorate, (2) actionable research, and (3) partnerships. The session will also provide an overview of the ECMC Foundation Postsecondary CTE Research Fellows program designed to generate a pipeline of postsecondary CTE researchers including research training and mentoring that currently supports 18 fellows conducting research to improve postsecondary CTE. This session will highlight how to apply for the 2021 ECMC Foundation Postsecondary CTE Fellows program.

Presenters: Audrey Jaeger, James Bartlett, Carrol Warren, Michelle Bartlett, Jemilia Davis, and Andrea DeSantis
Time
Sep 9, 2020 11:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

Visit the CSCC webinar series webpage to register for the session.

August 2020

The Postsecondary CTE Research project will host a virtual information session August 31st, 2020 at 7pm – 8pm (ET).  Visit Apply Now to register for the session.

July 2020

The Postsecondary CTE Research project will host a virtual information session July 20th, 2020 at 7pm – 8pm (ET).  Please check back for the link.

June 2020

The Postsecondary CTE Research project will host a virtual information session June 15th, 2020 at 7pm – 8pm (ET).  Please check back for the link.

May 2020

The Postsecondary CTE Research project will host a virtual information session May 11th, 2020 at 7pm – 8pm (ET).  Please check back for the link.

April 2020

Presentations at AERA CTE SIG, AERA Workplace Learning Business Meeting, and AERA CTE SIG business meeting.

The Postsecondary CTE Research Fellows project team members will host a session for potential applicants for the 2021 Fellows. The session will provide more details about the project and helpful hints to those applying to become CTE Research Fellows. Details will be available closer to the conference.

This session will present findings from selected 2019 Postsecondary CTE Research Fellows and provides an overview of the program.

March 2020

February 2020

Session on EMCMF Leadership Collaborative.

December 2019

Sessions & poster session sponsor.

Session on ECMCF Fellows Program.

November 2019

The Bridging the Gaps in Postsecondary CTE Research project will co-host the Council for the Study of Community Colleges Reception at Association for the Study of Higher Education conference.  Please come to learn more about the project and becoming a CTE Research Fellow.

October 2019

Online Recruitment session- potenial particpants can request a Zoom link and RSVP by sending and email to CTEFellows@gmail.com.

Online Recruitment session- potenial particpants can request a Zoom link and RSVP by sending and email to CTEFellows@gmail.com.

Online Recruitment session- potenial particpants can request a Zoom link and RSVP by sending and email to CTEFellows@gmail.com.

ECMC Foundation is hosting a convening for CTE Fellows and Partners.

September 2019

The Postsecondary CTE Research project will host a virtual information session at September 4th, 2019 at 6pm – 7pm (EST).  Please check back for the link.

August 2019

The Postsecondary CTE Research project will host a virtual information session at August 28th, 2019 at 12pm – 1pm (EST).

The Bridging the Gaps in Postsecondary CTE Research project will host a virtual information session at August 28th, 2019 at 6pm – 7pm (EST).  Please check back for the link.

Past Events 2018-2019

The Bridging the Gaps in Postsecondary CTE Research project will co-host the Council for the Study of Community Colleges Reception at Association for the Study of Higher Education conference on Friday, November 16, 8:00 to 10:00pm. The reception will be in the Tampa Marriott Waterside, Third, Meeting Room 12. Please come to learn more about the project and becoming a CTE Research Fellow.

The Bridging the Gaps in Postsecondary CTE Research project team members will be presenting at the ACTER conference and available for individual meetings to provide more details about the project and becoming a CTE Research Fellow.

The Bridging the Gaps in Postsecondary CTE Research project team members will be presenting at the ACTE Vision conference and available for individual meetings to provide more details about the project and becoming a CTE Research Fellow.

The Bridging the Gaps in Postsecondary CTE Research project team members will host an information session for potential applicants online.  The session will provide more details about the project and helpful hints to those applying to become CTE Research Fellows.

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The Bridging the Gaps in Postsecondary CTE Research project team members will host a session for potential applicants for the 2020 Fellows.  The session will provide more details about the project and helpful hints to those applying to become CTE Research Fellows.  Details will be available closer to the conference.

The Bridging the Gaps in Postsecondary CTE Research project team will present on findings from the project.

This is the first research training institute for the 2019 Fellows.  The Bridging the Gaps in Postsecondary CTE Research.  The session will provide training for CTE Research Fellows.  Details will be available closer to session. (by invitation online)

The Bridging the Gaps in Postsecondary CTE Research project will provide an overview of initial findings from the project.

The Bridging the Gaps in Postsecondary CTE Research project provide information on this project at the CTE SIG meeting.  Please come to learn more about the project and becoming a CTE Research Fellow in 2020.

Bridging the Gaps program will be co-sponsoring the Community College Reception at the AIR Forum in Denver (May 27 – 31).  The  reception will be Thursday, May 30th from 6:30 – 8:00.