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Community College Research Center

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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A Framework for Advising Reform
January 2020
A Framework for Advising Reform

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

Trends in Key Performance Indicators Among Colleges Participating in a Technology-Mediated Advising Reform Initiative
January 2020
Trends in Key Performance Indicators Among Colleges Participating in a Technology-Mediated Advising Reform Initiative

This report describes trends in key performance indicators among the 26 two- and four-year institutions that participated in the Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Support (iPASS) grant initiative from 2011 to 2017.

Expanding Access to College-Level Courses
December 2019
Expanding Access to College-Level Courses

This study uses a randomized control trial to evaluate the implementation, cost, and efficacy of multiple measures assessment programs at five colleges in Minnesota and Wisconsin. 

Performance-Based Funding For Higher Education: How Well Does Neoliberal Theory Capture Neoliberal Practice?
December 2019
Performance-Based Funding For Higher Education: How Well Does Neoliberal Theory Capture Neoliberal Practice?

This article 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

January 28, 2020

CCRC researchers Amy Brown and Hana Lahr contributed to a new film series focused on the challenges and successes that community college practitioners face when implementing guided pathways. 

January 22, 2020

In this essay for Inside Higher Ed, CCRC Research Affiliate James Jacobs describes three potential unintended consequences of allowing students to apply Pell funds to short-term training programs.

January 08, 2020

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

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