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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

A Framework for Advising Reform
July 2019
A Framework for Advising Reform

This paper describes key principles of CCRC's evidence-based framework for advising redesign, which emphasizes a sustained, strategic, integrated, proactive, and personalized approach to advising.

Early Momentum Metrics: Leading Indicators for Community College Improvement
July 2019
Early Momentum Metrics: Leading Indicators for Community College Improvement

In this brief, the authors examine how well nine measures of students’ progress in their first year predict student completion in subsequent years, and thus how suitable these early momentum metrics are as leading indicators of the effectiveness of institutional reforms.

Humanities and Liberal Arts Education at Community College: How It Affects Transfer and Four-Year College Outcomes
June 2019
Humanities and Liberal Arts Education at Community College: How It Affects Transfer and Four-Year College Outcomes

Using transcript-level data from two community college state systems and a nationally representative survey, this short report examines how course-taking in humanities and liberal arts at community colleges affects transfer and outcomes at four-year colleges.

Humanities and Liberal Arts Education Across America's Colleges: How Much Is There?
June 2019
Humanities and Liberal Arts Education Across America's Colleges: How Much Is There?

This short report provides a systematic accounting of the provision of humanities and liberal arts education at public colleges in the United States, including community colleges.

New on CCRC's Mixed Methods Blog

July 19, 2019

The National Science Foundation and the Institute of Education Sciences awarded CCRC $3 million and $1.4 million, respectively. 

July 10, 2019

In this edition of Inside CCRC, Senior Research Associate Jessica Brathwaite describes the dynamics she observed as a student in Queens that catalyzed her passion for equity work. 

July 01, 2019

In this blog post, CCRC Research Affiliate Rebecca Natow describes how the public can weigh in on changes proposed by the U.S. Department of Education and why doing so matters.

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