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A CCRC blog post explores why some reforms prove successful in multiple contexts, while others do not.

Demography as Opportunity: Diversity as an Asset to Colleges and the Country

Community colleges can upend deficit orientations toward their students and make a meaningful case for resources by rethinking their approach to demographics, Nikki Edgecombe explains.

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The Robots Aren’t Coming: Paul Osterman on the Future of Work

Paul Osterman, a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management, discussed the intersection of labor and technology at a recent talk organized by CCRC.

Data Viz: Trends in College Credential Completion by Student Race/Ethnicity and Program of Study
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Latest Research Findings

The Evolving Mission of Workforce Development in the Community College
March 2019
The Evolving Mission of Workforce Development in the Community College

This paper describes how community colleges became a major resource for the nation's workforce development requirements and discusses how this role continues to evolve to meet the needs of students, employers, and local communities. 

Performance Standards in Need-Based Student Aid
March 2019
Performance Standards in Need-Based Student Aid

Recently published in the Journal of Human Resources, this CAPSEE working paper examines the consequences of failing Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements for community college entrants in one state.

Demography as Opportunity
March 2019
Demography as Opportunity

This working paper describes the idea of demography as opportunity, which marries the racial and ethnic shifts underway in the country and in higher education with equity perspectives on historically disenfranchised populations. 

Analysing Neoliberalism in Theory and Practice: The Case of Performance-Based Funding for Higher Education
March 2019
Analysing Neoliberalism in Theory and Practice: The Case of Performance-Based Funding for Higher Education

This paper discusses the origins, implementation, and impacts of neoliberal policies by examining the case of performance-based funding for higher education in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, and elsewhere.

New on CCRC's Mixed Methods Blog

March 15, 2019

Drawing on lessons learned from CUNY ASAP, iPass, and faculty development cycles, this blog post explores why some reforms prove successful in multiple contexts, while others do not. 

March 08, 2019

Paul Osterman, a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management, discussed the future of work during a February 28 talk at Teachers College organized by CCRC.

March 06, 2019

The gaps in debt levels and default rates between White and Black college students have swelled to an alarming extent, and some U.S. senators have taken notice. Judith Scott-Clayton outlines several policy recommendations for shrinking the disparities. 

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