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Corequisite Remediation Is Shown to Improve Gateway Course Outcomes. Now What?

The field must consider these three unanswered questions about how to design effective remedial programs.

Bringing Guided Pathways Reforms to Life

The new "Voices of Pathways" film series offers a behind the scenes look at how five campuses across the country are undertaking whole-college reforms.

Community Colleges and the Future of Work

Forthcoming research from CCRC and MIT aims to assess how community colleges can prepare students—particularly those from low-income and first-generation backgrounds—succeed in the evolving workforce.

The IES-funded Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness has published results from a national survey on developmental education practices.

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Public-Private Partnership: How and Why Six Community Colleges Loved and Left a For-Profit Partner
February 2020
Public-Private Partnership: How and Why Six Community Colleges Loved and Left a For-Profit Partner

This Innovative Higher Education article examines the development and dissolution of a partnership between a privately held firm and six community colleges, which had established honors programs with the goal of facilitating students' transfer to selective institutions.

A Complex Ecosystem: A Qualitative Investigation Into Dynamics Affecting the Implementation of College Advising Redesigns
January 2020
A Complex Ecosystem: A Qualitative Investigation Into Dynamics Affecting the Implementation of College Advising Redesigns

This paper explores the dynamics in and around an institution that influence how advisors and students experience technology-mediated advising reforms, along with the opportunities and challenges these dynamics create for colleges.

A Framework for Advising Reform
January 2020
A Framework for Advising Reform

This book chapter describes key principles of CCRC's evidence-based framework for advising redesign, which emphasizes a sustained, strategic, integrated, proactive, and personalized approach to advising.

Trends in Key Performance Indicators Among Colleges Participating in a Technology-Mediated Advising Reform Initiative
January 2020
Trends in Key Performance Indicators Among Colleges Participating in a Technology-Mediated Advising Reform Initiative

This report describes trends in key performance indicators among the 26 two- and four-year institutions that participated in the Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) grant initiative from 2011 to 2017.

New on CCRC's Mixed Methods Blog

January 29, 2020

In this new blog post, CCRC's Florence Xiaotao Ran describes recent findings on corequisite remediation and poses three vital questions for moving the field forward.

January 28, 2020

CCRC researchers Amy Brown and Hana Lahr consulted on a new film series focused on the challenges and successes that community college practitioners face when implementing guided pathways. 

January 22, 2020

In this essay for Inside Higher Ed, CCRC Research Affiliate James Jacobs describes three potential unintended consequences of allowing students to apply Pell funds to short-term training programs.

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