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CCRC in the News

OCTOBER 10, 2018

California’s innovative proposal for an online community college aims to increase access to higher education for working adults. CCRC Senior Research Scientist Elisabeth Barnett spoke to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education about the advantages an option like this could provide.

OCTOBER 09, 2018

How do adjunct faculty affect student academic outcomes? CCRC’s January 2017 working paper, referenced in this Campus Technology story, suggests adjuncts have a negative effect on subsequent course enrollment and performance.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

A number of publications, including Inside Higher Ed, covered the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness’ (CAPR) latest report, which investigates the effects of multiple measures placement. Researchers found that SUNY community colleges that leveraged assessment tools beyond standardized tests boosted enrollment in college-level courses.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

The Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder wrote about CCRC and MDRC’s July guide, “Toward Better College Course Placement,” which provides recommendations for colleges interested in implementing multiple measures assessment.  

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins discusses why Tennessee “has received much-deserved attention” for its work implementing guided pathways in this story from the Chattanoogan.  

SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

The Alamo Colleges District in Texas offers scholarships for summer courses to certain students enrolled in its five community colleges. CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins spoke to Inside Higher Ed about the program’s promising start and where it could expand moving forward.

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018

This Diverse Issues in Education piece provides a rundown of CCRC’s latest findings on guided pathways implementation in Tennessee. As detailed in the report, researchers found promising trends in first-year momentum among entering students.

SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

This Education Dive story touches on CCRC’s research related to multiple measures assessment and contextualizes it within the broader landscape of remedial reform.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

A July guide from CCRC and the social policy research organization MDRC provides recommendations for colleges interested in implementing multiple measures assessment systems. Read more about the report in this Campus Technology story.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

This Campus Technology story explores insights from CCRC’s July report on the effects of CUNY Start, the City University of New York’s innovative developmental education program.