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The Mixed Methods Blog
The Mixed Methods Blog

The Mixed Methods Blog

Perspectives from our researchers, highlights from recent studies, and other news about CCRC

Acceleration for All? Mapping Racial Equity in Access to AP and Dual Enrollment

Data Viz: Acceleration for All? Mapping Racial Equity in Access to AP and Dual Enrollment

In a new CCRC working paper, Di Xu, John Fink, and Sabrina Solanki look at participation in Advanced Placement and dual enrollment courses across the country and how they differ by race and ethnicity. Here, John Fink presents two interactive tools for exploring their findings by district and metro area.

Supporting the Supporters: Empowering Adjuncts to Promote Student Success

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Students in developmental and gateway courses taught by adjunct faculty have negative longer-term outcomes but positive or neutral short-term outcomes. In this blog post, CCRC's Florence Ran and Susan Bickerstaff outline explanations for why.

Letter from the Director: Reflections on a Year at CCRC

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CCRC Director Thomas Brock highlights community college reform initiatives and research projects at the core of the center's work and describes two new studies that aim to inform the development of solutions in the field moving forward.

Where We've Been and Where We're Going

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The 2018–2020 biennial report provides an overview of CCRC’s work, outlines the necessity of continued research and support for community colleges, and offers a snapshot of the organization's past and projected future. 

Developing Eyes to See Students: A Math Instructor’s Perspective on Lesson Study

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The Lesson Study model of professional development allows instructors to improve their practice by working together and building a supportive community, writes Carrie Kyser, who teaches at Clackamas Community College.