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Thomas Brock Named Next Director of CCRC

A nationally recognized higher education researcher, Brock will begin as CCRC's new director on September 1

Using Dual Enrollment to Promote College Readiness

A new brief from Education Commission of the States discusses techniques for making sure dual enrollment benefits more than just the highest achievers

Thomas Bailey Named President of Teachers College

The CCRC Director will assume the college presidency on July 1

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Thomas Brock Named Next Director of CCRCA nationally recognized higher education researcher, Brock will begin as CCRC's new director on September 1
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Latest Research Findings

Baseline Trends in Key Performance Indicators Among Colleges Participating in a Technology-Mediated Advising Reform Initiative
June 2018
Baseline Trends in Key Performance Indicators Among Colleges Participating in a Technology-Mediated Advising Reform Initiative

This paper looks at baseline key performance indicators (KPIs) for 26 two- and four-year institutions that received grants to implement technology-mediated advising reforms.

Practitioner Perspectives on the Use of Predictive Analytics in Targeted Advising for College Students
May 2018
Practitioner Perspectives on the Use of Predictive Analytics in Targeted Advising for College Students

This CCRC working paper examines the perspectives of college personnel engaged in the consideration, launch, and use of predictive analytics tools for targeted advising.

Higher Education Choice-Making in the United States: Freedom, Inequality, Legitimation
May 2018
Higher Education Choice-Making in the United States: Freedom, Inequality, Legitimation

This paper published by the Centre for Global Higher Education at the University of London examines how the process of making higher education choices in the United States—whether to enter higher education, attend a particular college, or follow a particular route—reproduces and legitimates social inequality.

How and Why Do Adjunct Instructors Affect Students’ Academic Outcomes? Evidence From Two-Year and Four-Year Colleges (A CAPSEE Working Paper)
May 2018
How and Why Do Adjunct Instructors Affect Students’ Academic Outcomes? Evidence From Two-Year and Four-Year Colleges (A CAPSEE Working Paper)

Using student transcript records and detailed college instructor employment information from one state, this paper compares the impacts of adjunct faculty and tenure-track and tenured faculty on students' academic outcomes.

New on the CCRC Blog

June 20, 2018

In a recent brief for the National Summer Learning Association, Vivian Liu explains her research on the impact of Year-Round Pell Grants on students enrolling in summer courses, earning credits and completing college.

June 19, 2018

Hana Lahr describes what CCRC's Scale of Adoption Assessment (SOAA) is and how it can help colleges design comprehensive institutional reforms.

June 12, 2018

Thomas Brock, a nationally recognized higher education researcher who has been leading the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, will become the next director of the Community College Research Center (CCRC).

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