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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.

Community Colleges and the Future of Work

Forthcoming research from CCRC and MIT aims to assess how community colleges can prepare students—particularly those from low-income and first-generation backgrounds—succeed in the evolving workforce.

The IES-funded Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness has published results from a national survey on developmental education practices.

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Comparing and Learning From English and American Higher Education Access and Completion Policies
March 2020
Comparing and Learning From English and American Higher Education Access and Completion Policies

This journal article explores similarities and dissimilarities of higher education policies in England and the United States with an eye to what each country can learn from the other regarding the reduction of social class and racial/ethnic differences in higher education access and success.

A Top-Down/Bottom-Up Approach to Statewide Change: Mathematics Pathways to Completion
February 2020
A Top-Down/Bottom-Up Approach to Statewide Change: Mathematics Pathways to Completion

This report examines the efforts of six state higher education systems to improve student outcomes and close opportunity gaps in mathematics as part of a three-year project led by the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin.

Public-Private Partnership: How and Why Six Community Colleges Loved and Left a For-Profit Partner
February 2020
Public-Private Partnership: How and Why Six Community Colleges Loved and Left a For-Profit Partner

This Innovative Higher Education article examines the development and dissolution of a partnership between a privately held firm and six community colleges, which had established honors programs with the goal of facilitating students' transfer to selective institutions.

A Complex Ecosystem: A Qualitative Investigation Into Dynamics Affecting the Implementation of College Advising Redesigns
January 2020
A Complex Ecosystem: A Qualitative Investigation Into Dynamics Affecting the Implementation of College Advising Redesigns

This paper explores the dynamics in and around an institution that influence how advisors and students experience technology-mediated advising reforms, along with the opportunities and challenges these dynamics create for colleges.

New on CCRC's Mixed Methods Blog

April 02, 2020

Student support professional across the country have transitioned to remote advising in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Here, CCRC's Andrea Lopez compiles resources for making the change effectively.

March 25, 2020

CCRC is deeply concerned about how the coronavirus will affect community colleges and their students. Here, Director Thomas Brock reflects on responses to the pandemic thus far and describes the important role open access institutions can play as the country rebuilds from this crisis.

March 11, 2020

In a February talk at Teachers College, the executive director of the College Promise Campaign and the former under secretary of education explained why free college programs must be sustainable, nonpartisan, and evidence-based.

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