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How narratives from immigrant and refugee students can inform and inspire college instructors

What have researchers learned so far about advising redesign and what can the field can expect from CCRC's iPASS project moving forward?

Little research thus far has been devoted to examining English learners' community college experiences or the supports that may help them succeed.

Creating the Conditions Where Effective Instruction Can Flourish

This post introduces CCRC's new blog series on teaching in community college. This summer, we will go inside the classroom to understand more about the practices that define high-quality instruction.

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Latest Research Findings

Redesigning Your College Through Guided Pathways: Lessons on Managing Whole-College Reform From the AACC Pathways Project
September 2019
Redesigning Your College Through Guided Pathways: Lessons on Managing Whole-College Reform From the AACC Pathways Project

This report and the five case studies that accompany it describe how institutions are managing the broad-based transformation of programs, student services, and related support systems using the guided pathways model.

iPASS in Practice: Four Case Studies
August 2019
iPASS in Practice: Four Case Studies

This report shares the stories of four community colleges that participated in the Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) initiative, which provided support for institutions as they redesigned their advising processes and adopted and implemented new technologies.

Early Outcomes of Texas Community College Students Enrolled in Dana Center Mathematics Pathways Prerequisite Developmental Courses
August 2019
Early Outcomes of Texas Community College Students Enrolled in Dana Center Mathematics Pathways Prerequisite Developmental Courses

This study examines if students participating in Dana Center Mathematics Pathways (DCMP) developmental courses enroll in and pass college-level math courses at higher rates than students who take traditional developmental math courses.

Integrating Technology and Advising: Studying Enhancements to Colleges’ iPASS Practices
July 2019
Integrating Technology and Advising: Studying Enhancements to Colleges’ iPASS Practices

This study, conducted in partnership with MDRC, examines the effects of three institutions’ efforts to expand the use of advising technologies and to use administrative and communication strategies to increase student contact with advisors.

New on CCRC's Mixed Methods Blog

September 11, 2019

In this podcast, CCRC's Davis Jenkins and Hana Lahr discuss what they found when they visited eight colleges at the forefront of implementing guided pathways. 

September 04, 2019

Barbara Yasue, chair of the ESOL department at Laney College, shares stories from some of her students and points out ways in which narratives from immigrant and refugee students can inform and inspire college instructors.

August 27, 2019

In this blog post, CCRC Senior Research Associate Hoori Santikian Kalamkarian describes what researchers have learned so far about advising redesign, as well as what the field can expect from the center's iPASS project moving forward. 

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