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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

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

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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

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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.

Looking Ahead at the Next Questions About Guided Pathways Reforms

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Guided pathways reforms are now far enough along in a growing number of colleges that researchers can begin to examine more deeply their effects on student outcomes, as well as the institutional practices that best support these reforms. Davis Jenkins lays out the next set of questions for researchers as they seek to build the evidence base around guided pathways.