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Community College Research Center

Here, researchers use Great Recession-era data as a potential blueprint for how community college funding may shift moving forward.

Davis Jenkins and John Fink look to the Great Recession for clues on how the pandemic will affect students in three age groups.

This essay details some of the issues two-year colleges are confronting amid the pandemic, including maintaining equitable practice and financial stability.

This new blog post compiles advice from the field for student support professionals making the transition to remote work.

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.

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Latest Research Findings

How Can We Improve Teaching in Higher Education? Learning From CUNY Start
May 2020
How Can We Improve Teaching in Higher Education? Learning From CUNY Start

This paper describes the professional development model used in CUNY Start, a program developed at the City University of New York to support entering students identified as academically underprepared in literacy and mathematics.

Exploring the State of the Humanities in Community Colleges
May 2020
Exploring the State of the Humanities in Community Colleges

This paper discusses what is known about humanities coursework in community colleges, outlines key challenges facing humanities education in this sector, and considers approaches to addressing these challenges.

Redesigning Community College Student Onboarding Through Guided Pathways
May 2020
Redesigning Community College Student Onboarding Through Guided Pathways

This practitioner packet provides guidance to colleges seeking to redesign their new student onboarding practices to better help students explore, choose, and plan a program of study best suited to their interests and aspirations.

A Broken “Promise”? How College Promise Programs Can Impact High-Achieving, Middle-Income Students
April 2020
A Broken “Promise”? How College Promise Programs Can Impact High-Achieving, Middle-Income Students

This report builds off previous research on American Honors to look at the unintended consequences of college promise programs for the economic mobility of high-achieving, low-income students.

New on CCRC's Mixed Methods Blog

June 02, 2020

To Black communities everywhere: We see your suffering. We stand with you.

May 20, 2020

We are so proud of Heidi Booth, Maggie Fay, Lindsay Leasor, and Selene Sandoval for earning graduate degrees this year. Booth, Leasor, and Sandoval completed master's degrees at Teachers College, and Fay finished her PhD at the City University of New York Graduate Center.

May 19, 2020

In the latest installment of our COVID-19 blog series, Davis Jenkins, John Fink, and Thomas Brock use Great Recession-era data as a potential blueprint for how community college funding may shift moving forward.

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