Higher Education

IERC Presentation: An In-Depth Examination of Principal Preparation Redesign in Illinois

Brad White, Brenda Klostermann, Janet Holt, Mary Frazier-Meyers, Amber Stitziel Pareja, Holly Hart, & Michelle Hahn Huynh

This presentation for the Illinois P-20 Council summarized findings from a two-year study assessing the progress of Illinois’ ambitious principal preparation redesign efforts and describes the changes that occurred as a result of the new policy.   More

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IERC Publication: The Early Childhood Educator Preparation Innovation Grant: Lessons from Initial Implementation (2015-2)

Eric J. Lichtenberger, Brenda K. Klostermann, and Daniel Q. Duffy

In this implementation study we reveal the barriers to project-specific goal attainment and the catalysts that allowed the partnerships to meet their objectives. This research is informative for policy development specific to articulation agreements, current and future early childhood innovation grantees, as well as others attempting to build stronger and more authentic partnerships between community colleges and four-year institutions.  More

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IERC Presentation: An In-Depth Examination of Principal Preparation Redesign in Illinois

Brad White, Brenda Klostermann, Janet Holt, Mary Frazier-Meyers, Amber Stitziel Pareja, Holly Hart, & Michelle Hahn Huynh

This presentation to the Illinois Council of Professors of Education Administration summarized findings from a two-year study assessing the progress of Illinois’ ambitious principal preparation redesign efforts and describes the changes that occurred as a result of the new policy.   More

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IERC Publication: The Geography of the New Teacher Pipeline (2015-1)

Eric J. Lichtenberger, Bradford R. White, and Karen J. DeAngelis

This study examines the geography of the teacher labor markets by tracking the distances between the teacher’s home area and college with the location of their first teaching position. This research is informative for teacher recruitment efforts, as well as for initiatives in Illinois to diversify the teacher pipeline.   More

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IERC Publication: Who Has Access to Dual Credit in Illinois? Examining High School Characteristics and Dual Credit Participation Rates (2013-4)

Jason L. Taylor and Eric J. Lichtenberger

This study looks at the distribution of access to dual credit around that state and takes into consideration several school-level characteristics.  More

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IERC Presentation: Patterns of Retention and Completion in Illinois: Is Student Debt a Barrier to Completion.

Janet K. Holt and Lorenzo Baber

This research study was presented during the pre-conference forum for the Council for Public Policy in Higher Education (CPPHE) at the annual Association For the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) held in Denver, CO. The study examined the relationship of institutional factors, including student debt on student retention and completion outcomes.  More

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IERC Publication: Outmigration and Human Capital: Homeward Bound or Gone for Good? (2014-1)

Eric J. Lichtenberger and Cecile Dietrich

The quasi-experimental study compares the Illinois-specific earnings and employment outcomes of outmigrants to those of an observationally equivalent group of students who enrolled at Illinois four-year colleges.  More

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IERC Publication: The Student Has Become the Teacher: Tracking the Racial Diversity and Academic Composition of the Teacher Supply Pipeline (2013-3)

Bradford R. White, Karen J. DeAngelis, and Eric J. Lichtenberger

Examines how each stage in the pipeline from high school through college and initial teacher certification and employment affects the racial/ethnic and academic composition of those who enter the public school teacher corps in Illinois.  More

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IERC Publication: Evaluation of the Illinois High School to College Success Report (2013-2)

Brenda K. Klostermann

This mixed-methods evaluation study examined utilization, dissemination, and collaborative efforts with Illinois’ High School to College Success Report. Suggestions for improvement were also gathered.  More

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IERC Presentation: Preparing the Illinois Early Childhood Workforce: Lessons from a Study of Institutional Partnership Grants

Stephanie Bernoteit, Christi Chadwick, Brenda Klostermann, Eric Lichtenberger, and Cathy Main

In this implementation study we reveal the barriers to achieving project goals and the catalysts that allowed the 2-year and 4-year institution early childhood education partners to meet their objectives. This research is informative for policy development specific to articulation agreements, current and future early childhood innovation grantees, as well as others attempting to build stronger and more authentic partnerships between community colleges and four-year institutions.  More

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