As part of the Bard Center for Early College, the Early College Research Institute (ECRI) exists to foster the research, preservation, and scholarly discussion of the theory and practice of early college.
The ECRI is currently accepting donations of both physical and digital materials related
to early college, and welcome inquiries about both the use and expansion of our collections
at any time. Please contact us for more information.
The following collections include materials (papers, official correspondence, planning documents, audio files, video files, photographs, etc.)
* These collections are in their earliest stages of development.
The ECRI collections are located in the Alumni Library at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. If you would like to make an appointment, need help locating materials, or have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request copies of materials, please complete a Copy Request Form. Copies are prepared solely for the use of the researcher and may not be reproduced, published, broadcast without the prior written permission of ECRI staff.
Published by the ECRI, Early College Folio is a digital, open-access academic journal hosted on Bard Digital Commons. The journal is peer-reviewed, and includes articles by faculty and staff at early colleges and other leaders within the movement. Some student and alumni work will also be included. The journal’s first issue is planned for fall 2020.
The journal highlights experiences inside and outside the classroom and across academic programs, therefore interdisciplinary academic works steered by both qualitative and quantitative methodologies are welcome. Early College Folio editors invite not only manuscripts and data sets for consideration, but also non-text and experimental mixed media submissions that incorporate photographs, audio, video and more.
The ECRI’s thorough peer-review process will yield a product that roots early college’s unique place in the higher education landscape. Researchers will have the opportunity to showcase their findings to a global audience free of restrictive paywalls or membership requirements.
For detailed submission guidelines, please view the current Call for Submissions.
All perspectives are welcome: faculty, librarians, student life staff, registrars, medical/health services, etc. Formal essays and articles are encouraged, but the editors will also consider experimental formats. Options may include:
Library Director, Bard College at Simon’s Rock
email@example.com | 413-528-7274
Program Associate, Early College Research Institute
firstname.lastname@example.org | 413-528-7620