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Letter From the Director: Responding to Research on Developmental Education

CCRC Director Thomas Brock details several strategies, including transition courses and math pathways, that aim to improve remedial education.

Inside CCRC: Veronica Minaya Brings Global Perspective to Center’s Work

Minaya, a senior research associate at CCRC, has contributed to education and rural development projects in Afghanistan, Peru, Colombia, India, Turkey, and the United States.

Data Viz: Trends in College Credential Completion by Student Race/Ethnicity and Program of Study
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Supporting Adjunct Faculty Members at Community Colleges

Susan Bickerstaff outlines four recommendations from a new CCRC brief on the adjunct faculty experience.

Multiple Measures Placement Using Data Analytics

A new CAPR report finds that SUNY community colleges that used a broader set of measures for developmental placement boosted enrollment in college-level courses—and their students showed they can keep up.

Recent research is helping to identify behaviors and practices associated with community college students who achieve momentum in STEM fields.

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Timing Matters: How Delaying College Enrollment Affects Earnings Trajectories
February 2019
Timing Matters: How Delaying College Enrollment Affects Earnings Trajectories

Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997, this paper compares the academic and labor market outcomes of high school graduates who delay college enrollment and those who enroll in college immediately up to 13 years after high school completion.

Math Transition Courses in Context: Preparing Students for College Success
December 2018
Math Transition Courses in Context: Preparing Students for College Success

Based on interviews with stakeholders in 11 states and other data, this brief describes the design, implementation, and effectiveness of math transition courses and identifies major trends in course development.

High School-to-College Transition Courses: A Typology of Design Choices
December 2018
High School-to-College Transition Courses: A Typology of Design Choices

High schools across the country are implementing transition curricula to boost college readiness. This short publication offers an overview of course design options for educators thinking about implementing transition courses.

Understanding the Needs of Part-Time Faculty at Six Community Colleges
November 2018
Understanding the Needs of Part-Time Faculty at Six Community Colleges

Using interview, focus group, and survey data, this brief explores the experiences of part-time faculty at six Achieving the Dream leader colleges working to engage adjunct faculty in student success initiatives.

New on CCRC's Mixed Methods Blog

February 05, 2019

The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students will honor CCRC Senior Research Associate John Fink with its 2019 Champion–Catalyst award, which recognizes "game-changers in the transfer field."

January 18, 2019

We are sad to announce that Dr. Joseph N. Hankin, who served on the CCRC advisory board for a decade and led Westchester Community College for more than 40 years, died at age 78.

January 16, 2019

CCRC Director Thomas Brock gives a broad overview of the landscape of developmental education reform. He details several strategies—including transition courses, corequisites, and math pathways—that aim to improve remediation, and describes what research has revealed thus far about the effectiveness of each approach.

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