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Mendocino College Receives State Research Grant


Mendocino College was recently chosen as one of 15 community colleges in California to participate in the Bridging Research, Information and Cultures Initiative (BRIC).  More than 50 colleges applied for this technical assistance program, and Mendocino’s application succeeded based on its description of the development of the college into a data-driven institution, dedicated to continuous improvement.   The application had been prepared by a group of educational administrators, faculty and the Director of Institutional Research.


“We could not be more pleased to receive the assistance provided through BRIC,” said Superintendent/President Kathryn G. Lehner.  “Having a team visit to help us develop the use of research at the college will strengthen our ability to identify areas to improve and ultimately, we will serve students more effectively.” 


BRIC, which is a program developed by the Research and Planning Group for the California Community Colleges, will send a team to Mendocino College to assist faculty, researchers and student service professionals.  The goals of the project are to strengthen planning, increase student success and build institutional effectiveness.  Over the next several months, the BRIC team will work with the college through a combination of on-site skills trainings, regional meetings, conference calls and online support.


Receiving BRIC is the third time Mendocino College has been recognized for its commitment to student success and institutional effectiveness.  In June 2008, the college was fully reaccredited based on a comprehensive self-study and campus visit which examined student learning outcomes and planning processes, among other components of the college.  In 2009, the college was one of only three California community colleges awarded a Hewlett Leaders in Student Success grant for its work in basic skills instruction. 




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