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Since the pandemic began, CCRC has considered COVID-19's implications for community colleges. Here, you'll find a roundup of our coronavirus-related blog posts and media mentions.

In this blog post, experts offer ideas for keeping staff and students engaged and feeling supported while everyone is remote.

Anti-Racist Policy Should Include Adequate, Equitable Community College Funding

Budgets signal who and what a society values. To that end, anti-racist higher education policies should allocate greater financial resources to community colleges.

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.

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Latest Research Findings

Unpacking Program Enrollments and Completions With Equity in Mind
June 2020
Unpacking Program Enrollments and Completions With Equity in Mind

This guide presents a set of example data analyses colleges can replicate to examine whether underserved groups of students are equitably represented in programs that lead to higher opportunity outcomes for employment and/or baccalaureate transfer.

What Really Works in Student Success?
June 2020
What Really Works in Student Success?

This paper discusses how the development of an overall framing vision for student success, the implementation of evidence-based practices, and the establishment of a culture that is conducive to innovation can help colleges improve student outcomes.

How Relationships Support and Inform the Transition to Community College
June 2020
How Relationships Support and Inform the Transition to Community College

Drawing on interviews with 96 first-year community college students, this journal article compares the roles of students' on- and off-campus relationships in providing information and support.

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.

New on CCRC's Mixed Methods Blog

June 29, 2020

Since the pandemic began, CCRC has been thinking about COVID-19's many impacts on community colleges. Here, you'll find a roundup of our coronavirus-related blog posts and media mentions.

June 26, 2020

It's important to connect with students and staff in ordinary times, but during the pandemic, fostering a sense of campus community is all the more crucial. In this blog post, experts offer ideas for keeping staff and students engaged and feeling supported while everyone is remote.

June 17, 2020

In the latest installment of our teaching and learning blog series, Susan Bickerstaff and Maria Cormier describe how three design principles from CUNY Start, a pre-college developmental education program, could be adapted to support broader improvements to instruction.

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