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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

The Untapped Potential of Librarians in Supporting Guided Pathways

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In this blog post, Shanna Smith Jaggars, one of the coauthors of Redesigning America's Community Colleges, describes a section of the book that was left on the cutting room floor: how librarians can bolster guided pathways.

CCRC Working With Colleges to Create Data Tool for Aligning Credit and Noncredit Programs

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In this blog post, CCRC's Maria Cormier describes a new project aimed at facilitating and improving colleges' efforts to better align their credit and noncredit offerings.

Guided Pathways at Community College of Philadelphia: A Catalyst for Institutional Change

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In the second installment of our practitioner blog series, the president of Community College of Philadelphia describes how thoughtfully engaging the entire campus community in guided pathways work bolstered the impact of the reform. 

Lesson Study at Portland Community College: Is a Collaborative Approach to Active Learning Sustainable?

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In this Q&A, Michele Marden, who teaches developmental mathematics at Portland Community College, describes her experience with Lesson Study. She enjoyed the opportunity to work with colleagues but questioned the longevity of the intervention in the wake of limited resources.

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.