Reviewed and/or Updated on: July 29, 2019

Action Research Projects

To inform education practices and policies, the WTCS institutional research team conducts action research projects. An action research project analyzes a specific question (or set of questions) to provide insight that is actionable for improving student success and closing student equity gaps. We then share the results through professional learning with WTCS stakeholders so that colleges can take action to improve educational outcomes for all students. Below, you can find our action research cycle that documents our yearly process for gathering and selecting research ideas and then conducting and sharing this work. In addition, you can find the action research briefs, which provide a short summary of each project and key findings.

This work is part of the WTCS Student Success Center.

 

Our action research projects for 2019 are:
  • Timing of Gateway Courses and Subsequent Success (e.g., time to program completion)
  • Equity in Program Access
  • Career Pathway Progression

 

To find published action research projects outside of the WTCS, visit these sources below:

Action Research Cycle

Title

Date Modified

File Type

WTCS Student Success Center Action Research Cycle 01/15/19 PDF File

Action Research Briefs

Title

Date Modified

File Type

Accelerated English 12/19/18 PDF File
Equity in WTCS Dual Enrollment Participation 01/09/19 PDF File
Transfer Student Patterns 11/30/18 PDF File