On Saturday, November 16, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Rayane Alamuddin and Meagan Wilson are hosting “Towards a Higher Education in Prison Research Infrastructure,” at the 2019 National Conference on Higher Education in Prison in St. Louis, Missouri. For more information, please see the conference website.

About the meeting
The lack of an adequate research infrastructure surrounding postsecondary prison programming greatly limits our ability to facilitate empirical research evaluating the quality of higher education available to incarcerated students. In this meeting, we’ll discuss the barriers and opportunities for collecting and sharing the different types of standardized information and data capture that allows researchers, program administrators, and educators to compare specific impacts individual programs have on students – such as degree attainment, time-to-completion, or labor market outcomes – and evaluate the effects that disparate pedagogies have on delivering quality higher education – such as classroom models, curriculum design, and technology solutions.