Center for Applied Research


Article by Terri Manning, CFAR Founder and CEO published on the ATD website on the Institutional Capacity Assessment Tool

The Institutional Capacity Assessment Tool (ICAT) helps colleges assess capacity and identify strengths and areas for improvement in light of best practices in seven key areas: 1) Leadership and Vision; 2) Data and Technology; 3) Equity; 4) Teaching and Learning; 5) Engagement and Communication; 6) Strategy and Planning; and 7) Policies and Practices. The tool provides a structure for stakeholders from all areas of a college to collectively examine critical elements necessary to support student success. For more information, click here.

New Contracts with Community Colleges focusing on Hispanic Serving Institutions and Predominately Black Institutions

CFAR is pleased to announce its partnership with LA Harbor College in Los Angeles and Albany Technical College in Albany, Georgia. Each college recently received federal funding to address critical completion challenges among their student populations. CFAR is excited to work with each college as their external evaluator.