The Mixed Methods Blog

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

Elizabeth Ganga is the senior communications manager at CCRC.

Community Colleges Combating Climate Change


In April, CCRC hosted an all-day meeting in Louisville, KY focused on understanding the ways community colleges can contribute to the green energy transition with the goal of developing a research agenda around community colleges and climate change.

From Research to Action: Jim Jacobs Retires After More Than 25 Years With CCRC


Jim Jacobs, CCRC’s former associate director and member of the CCRC Advisory Board, has contributed to several CCRC projects on workforce education, bringing expertise he developed working on industrial development and adult education programs at Macomb Community College. As Jacobs enters retirement, CCRC reflects on his career and contributions to the field.

The Federal Role in Higher Education: A Q&A with Rebecca Natow


This interview delves into the evolving relationship between the federal government and postsecondary education throughout American history, as well as what community colleges can do to influence policy to their benefit.

Reflecting on 25 Years of CCRC


To mark our 25th anniversary, our founding director, Thomas Bailey, sat down with our current director, Thomas Brock, to reflect on CCRC's growth and consider the next phase of the center's work.

CCRC’s Summer Institute on Guided Pathways Helps Rural Colleges Accelerate Reform


The program, which was designed specifically for rural colleges, focused on using data to overcome common challenges.