Teachers College, Columbia University
The Mixed Methods Blog
The Mixed Methods Blog

James Jacobs is the president emeritus of Macomb Community College and a research affiliate at CCRC.

Rethinking Community College Workforce Programs

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In this essay, Jim Jacobs argues that community colleges need to consider whether their workforce development programs are helping or hurting their equity missions. 

Fixes for Short-Term Pell

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In this essay for Inside Higher Ed, CCRC Research Affiliate James Jacobs describes three potential unintended consequences of allowing students to apply Pell funds to short-term training programs.

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.

When Discussing Apprenticeships, Keep in Mind the Big Picture

When Discussing Apprenticeships, Keep in Mind the Big Picture

In this essay, James Jacobs outlines a view of apprenticeships where work-based learning promotes and reinforces student success more broadly.