CCBA and Bragg & Associates Publish Groundbreaking eBook
This month, the CCBA, in partnership with Bragg & Associates, announced the release of a historic eBook that highlights 20 promising practices implemented by baccalaureate-conferring community colleges across the nation.

Authored by a team of researchers led by Dr. Debra Bragg, President of Bragg & Associates, and her colleagues, Tim Harmon, Tammy Napiontek, and Ellen Wasserman, as well as Dr. Angela Kersenbrock, the eBook focuses on the central question: “What practices make community college baccalaureate (CCB) programs valuable to students?”

“Our thorough nomination process uncovered equity-focused promising practices from practitioners responsible for planning and implementing CCB programs nationwide,” Dr. Bragg explains. “The eBook is a culmination of ideas and resources to help more practitioners design high-value CCB programs to reach students who may have never thought a baccalaureate degree was possible for them.”
CCBA Institute Webinar Replay
Lessons from the Field:
Scaling Up Student-Centered CCB Programs
Our latest CCBA Institute webinar Lessons from the Field: Scaling Up Student-Centered CCB Programs includes the results of a national study of promising practices funded by the ECMC Foundation and conducted by Bragg & Associates.

"Throughout our promising practices research journey, we were excited to learn that there are so many great strategies and tools being used by CCB conferring colleges to help move the needle on baccalaureate degree attainment. From my own experience running baccalaureate programs, I know that hearing what others are doing successfully helps to inform practice and enhance our baccalaureate degrees."
- Dr. Angela Kersenbrock, CCBA President
Strada Education Network Launches Employer & Community College Partnership Challenge
CCBA corporate partner Strada Education Network recently announced a $4 million Employer and Community College Partnership Challenge. The new initiative supports innovative partnerships between employers and community colleges to meet regional workforce needs, boost employment and earnings outcomes for students, and drive enrollment for community colleges.

"The Employer and Community College Partnership Challenge will provide grants of up to $400,000 to support employer and community college partnerships," explains Dr. Natasha Jankowski, Strada Senior Fellow, Community Colleges. "Community colleges that are selected to participate in the challenge will learn alongside other colleges and their employer partners to share strategies and innovations."

Proposals are due Aug. 15, 2022. Visit to download the Request for Proposals and register for the July 26 virtual information session.
CCB National News Roundup
Congratulations CCBA Member Ninder Gill!
NCORE selected North Seattle College faculty member Ninder Gill as one of three recipients nationwide for its 2022 Equity & Social Justice Award. 

CCBA Member Seminole State College offering two new degrees, long-term solution to teacher shortage READ MORE...

American Enterprise Institute Report: Leverage Community Colleges to Address the Teacher Shortage READ MORE...

New Mohave Community College program aims to put certified teachers in classrooms READ MORE...

To meet economic demands, Idaho’s community colleges should offer four-year degrees READ MORE...

Congratulations to the State of Oregon which recently approved its first two applied baccalaureate programs: Cybersecurity at Mt. Hood Community College and Leadership and Management at Chemeketa Community College.
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Since 1999, the Community College Baccalaureate Association (CCBA) has been the nation’s only organization dedicated to promoting baccalaureate degrees on community college campuses as a means of closing racial, ethnic, and economic gaps by providing its members access to research data and strategic guidance as they develop and implement their baccalaureate degree programs.