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This edition: Doubling Graduation Rates: New Research Findings on CUNY's Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP)





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Episode Details

Original tape date: February 25, 2015.

First aired: February 28, 2015.

New research findings by nonpartisan research group MDRC on CUNY's Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) reveal that community college graduation rates doubled when CUNY students received a network of support including intensive advising, tuition wavers, tutoring, and money for books and transportation. The study, called "rigorous" by The New York Times, calls the CUNY program a highly promising strategy for raising graduation rates among educationally and economically disadvantaged groups.  This hour-long program presents the Feb. 25 press conference announcing the study's conclusions, and includes CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken; Anthony Shorris, First Deputy Mayor, NYC; Donna Linderman, University Dean for Student Success Initiaitves, CUNY; Michael Weiss, Senior Research Associate from MDRC; and Loukman Lamany, an ASAP Graduate from Bronx Community College (2011) and a Baruch College graduate (2014). 

Guest List

Loukman Lamany ASAP Graduate, Bronx Community College, Baruch College/CUNY

Dean Donna Linderman University Dean for Student Success Initiatives, CUNY

James B. Milliken Chancellor, The City University of New York

Anthony Shorris First Deputy Mayor, New York City

Michael Weiss Senior Research Associate, MDRC