The Mixed Methods Blog

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

CCRC Mourns Former Westchester Community College President Joseph Hankin


We are sad to announce that Dr. Joseph N. Hankin, who served on the CCRC advisory board for a decade and led Westchester Community College for more than 40 years, died at age 78.

The Year in Review: A Look Back at CCRC in 2018

A Look Back at CCRC in 2018

Over the past year, CCRC reached several milestones, produced important new research findings, and welcomed a new center director. Before we embark on the new year, here’s a look back at some highlights from 2018.

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.

College Advising Reform at Fresno State: The Road to More Meaningful Advising

College Advising Reform at Fresno State: The Road to More Meaningful Advising

In this Q&A, Ashley Fagundes, an advisor at California State University, Fresno, describes the college's work to reform advising using technology and how it has changed the student experience.

Summer Pell Is Back—and Research Shows It Boosts Enrollment, Credits Earned, Completion


In a recent brief for the National Summer Learning Association, Vivian Liu explains her research on the impact of Year-Round Pell Grants on students enrolling in summer courses, earning credits and completing college.