The Mixed Methods Blog

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

Webinar on Improving Equity Features CCRC Experts, Queensborough Community College Leaders

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In the webinar Helping Black, Latinx, and Limited-Income Students at High-Performing iPASS Colleges: An Exploration of Support Practices, which took place September 20, 2022, CCRC Senior Research Associate Hoori Santikian Kalamkarian and Research Associate Andrea Lopez Salazar discussed their research at five colleges with some improvements in outcomes among these student groups. 

First-Generation College Students’ Personal Networks and Their Influence on the Use of Student Supports

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Much is unknown about the nature of first-generation students' personal networks, but a new CCRC study is changing that. CCRC Senior Research Assistant and PEAR Fellow Melissa Herman and Senior Research Associate Hoori Santikian Kalamkarian discuss the impetus for the study and share some preliminary findings in this blog post.

How South Puget Sound Community College Made Its Selective Nursing Program More Diverse While Making Its Students More Successful

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In this blog post, Dean of Allied Health & Nursing Marriya Wright explains how South Puget Sound Community College's shift to admission criteria based on course grades led to huge increases in diversity and student success.

CCRC’s Judith Scott-Clayton Appointed Senior Economist at White House Council of Economic Advisers

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Beginning September 12, CCRC Senior Research Scholar Judith Scott-Clayton will serve one year in the Biden administration as a senior economist at the Council of Economic Advisers.

Three Colleges and a Pandemic: One Student's Road to a Bachelor's Degree

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Looking back at transferring during the pandemic, CCRC intern Nabiha Sheikh discusses her college journey, and CCRC Senior Research Associate John Fink explains how the transfer process can be improved.