PROMISE RESEARCH CONSORTIUM
In 2014, the Upjohn Institute launched the Promise Research Consortium with funding from Lumina Foundation. The goal of the consortium is to develop a research agenda and accompanying body of work that empirically assesses the impact of place-based scholarship programs on postsecondary attainment and local economic development.
Involving 11 researchers, the Promise Research Consortium has carried out the following activities:
- Development a common analytical framework for assessing the post-secondary impact of place-based scholarship programs. Working papers are being written that address the post-secondary outcomes of Promise programs in Buffalo, El Dorado, Kalamazoo, New Haven, and Pittsburgh. See, for example, "The Effects of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship on College Enrollment, Persistence, and Completion," by Timothy J. Bartik, Brad Hershbeiin, and Marta Lachowska.
- Creation of a Web-based clearinghouse of promising practices for Promise communities that includes a Promise Monitoring and Evaluation framework designed to help communities develop a useful measurement plan for their Promise program.
Researchers involved in the Promise Research Consortium are:
- Jennifer Ash, Abt Associates
- Timothy Bartik, W.E. Upjohn Institute
- Robert Bifulco, Syracuse University
- Gabriella Gonzalez, RAND
- Brad Hershbein, W.E. Upjohn Institute
- Jennifer Iriti, University of Pittsburgh
- Ashley Miller, College of the Holy Cross
- Michelle Miller-Adams, W.E. Upjohn Institute
- Gary Ritter, University of Arkansas Fayetteville
- Ross Rubenstein, Syracuse University
- Hosung Sohn, Syracuse University