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The Mixed Methods Blog
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Faculty Leadership and Student Persistence–A Story From Oakton Community College

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Elisabeth Barnett describes the Faculty Persistence Project at Oakton Community College in Illinois, the goal of which is to improve student persistence through the use of a faculty/student engagement protocol.

Looking Ahead at the Next Questions About Guided Pathways Reforms

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Guided pathways reforms are now far enough along in a growing number of colleges that researchers can begin to examine more deeply their effects on student outcomes, as well as the institutional practices that best support these reforms. Davis Jenkins lays out the next set of questions for researchers as they seek to build the evidence base around guided pathways.

Equity and Guided Pathways: Which Practices Help, Which Hurt, and What We Don’t Know

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In the director's column for CCRC's 2018 newsletter, Thomas Bailey discusses issues colleges should attend to as they implement guided pathways in order to ensure that these reforms help close equity gaps.

When Discussing Apprenticeships, Keep in Mind the Big Picture

When Discussing Apprenticeships, Keep in Mind the Big Picture

In this essay, James Jacobs outlines a view of apprenticeships where work-based learning promotes and reinforces student success more broadly.

Financial Aid Simplification: Why It Matters and Which Aspects Matter Most

Financial Aid Simplification: Why It Matters and Which Aspects Matter Most

This blog post was adapted from written testimony submitted to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on November 28, 2017, for a hearing on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act and simplifying the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).