Community college leaders want more data on student needs

Published Apr 28 2021 at 7:00 AM GMT
  • Image: Community college leaders want to collect more data about the basic needs of students in order to help them have better academic outcomes.
  • The leaders also care about data that serve social justice imperatives, but many feel their campuses lack the resources to gather this information in a more holistic way.
  • These goals were among the findings outlined in a new report by the research group Ithaka S+R, which surveyed more than 125 community college leaders, 70 percent of them provosts, between October and December 2020.
  • The survey examined how the leaders' campuses collect and disaggregate data about student needs, the success metrics they use, and their data priorities going forward.
  • The report is an effort of the Basic Needs Initiative, a cohort of seven organizations and institutions undertaking projects related to student needs, and is funded by a $3.1 million investment from the ECMC Foundation.


  • Published Apr 28, 2021 7:00 AM GMT