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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

Thomas Brock Named Next Director of the Community College Research Center

Thomas Brock Named Next Director of the Community College Research Center

Thomas Brock, a nationally recognized higher education researcher who has been leading the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, will become the next director of the Community College Research Center (CCRC).

CCRC Affiliate Di Xu Recognized for Her Research With Major Grants and Awards

CCRC Affiliate Di Xu Recognized for Her Research With Major Grants and Awards

Di Xu, an assistant professor at the University of California, Irvine, has been awarded the prestigious CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to support her research into online STEM courses.

How Guided Pathways Can Reform Career and Technical Education

How Guided Pathways Can Reform Career and Technical Education

James Jacobs discusses how strengthening the relationship between guided pathways reforms and career-technical education can improve both, as colleges refocus their programs on skills that are valued in the current job market.

Four CCRC Researchers Earn Degrees From Teachers College

Columbia University campus

CCRC offers its congratulations to Diana Cruz, Hana Lahr, Florence Xiaotao Ran, and Susha Roy, all of whom worked at CCRC during their graduate studies.

Faculty Leadership and Student Persistence–A Story From Oakton Community College

Teacher and student at the library, looking at a tablet together.

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.