Community College of Rhode Island

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Research Questions

CCRI hopes to use the data from this study to answer questions such as these:

  1. What are the institutional conditions, practices, programs and structures that foster the development and integration of these seven student outcomes: inclination to inquire/lifelong learning; leadership; well-being; moral reasoning; the integration of learning; effective reasoning and problem-solving; and inter-cultural effectiveness?
  2. What are the specific qualities and characteristics of institutional conditions, practices, programs, and structures that foster the development and integration of the seven outcomes?
  3. Are the institutional conditions, practices, programs and structures that foster the development and integration of these outcomes different for different kinds of students?
  4. Are there combinations of these institutional conditions, practices programs and structures that advance all seven outcomes?
  5. What are the qualities and characteristics of institutions that are more effective at promoting the combination of our outcomes?
  6. What are the outcomes most important to this institution? What institutional structures support these outcomes?

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