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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

Does It Hurt or Help Four-Year College Students to Take Community College Courses?

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A new CCRC study finds that students who are primarily enrolled in four-year colleges but take some courses at two-year institutions benefit from doing so. Here, Maggie Fay and Vivian Yuen Ting Liu explain and contextualize the results of the study.  

What COVID-19 Means For Community Colleges

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Since the pandemic began, CCRC has been thinking about COVID-19's many impacts on community colleges. Here, you'll find a roundup of our coronavirus-related blog posts and media mentions.

What Does It Mean to Be a Caring Campus During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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It's important to connect with students and staff in ordinary times, but during the pandemic, fostering a sense of campus community is all the more crucial. In this blog post, experts offer ideas for keeping staff and students engaged and feeling supported while everyone is remote.

What CUNY Start Can Teach Us About Improving Teaching in Higher Ed

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In the latest installment of our teaching and learning blog series, Susan Bickerstaff and Maria Cormier describe how three design principles from CUNY Start, a pre-college developmental education program, could be adapted to support broader improvements to instruction.

Want Anti-Racist Policy to Work on Today? Adequately and Equitably Fund Community Colleges

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Budgets signal who and what a society values. To that end, anti-racist higher education policies should begin with allocating greater financial resources to community colleges.