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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

New Insights for Guided Pathways Reforms From Research on Community College Student Momentum


Recent research is helping to identify the academic behaviors and college practices associated with community college students who achieve momentum in STEM fields and providing new insights for the growing number of community colleges implementing guided pathways reforms, write Davis Jenkins and John Fink.

Does Guided Pathways Lead Colleges to Cut Programs and Limit Student Options?

Does Guided Pathways Lead Colleges to Cut Programs and Limit Student Options?

Thomas Bailey and Davis Jenkins respond to concerns that guided pathways reforms give college administrators license to cut courses and programs, limiting students' ability to explore their options for college and careers.

CCRC Researchers Explore How Students Choose Majors in New Book Chapter

Helping students explore majors and careers in an efficient and focused way that keeps them from wasting time and money is the focus of a chapter by CCRC researchers in a new book released August 23 by Harvard Education Press.

"Redesigning America’s Community Colleges" Becomes Indispensable Guide to Reform in Year Since Release

The book, authored by Thomas Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars, and Davis Jenkins, has become a guiding text for the movement among community colleges to redesign student pathways to improve graduation and transfer rates.

Tracking Transfer Report Covered by News Outlets Around Nation

Tracking Transfer report coverA new CCRC report that takes a national and state-by-state look at the success of community college students in transferring to four-year institutions has received press coverage in more than 20 states and contributed to new conversations around improving the transfer process.