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Letter from the Director: Reflections on a Year at CCRC

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CCRC Director Thomas Brock highlights community college reform initiatives and research projects at the core of the center's work and describes two new studies that aim to inform the development of solutions in the field moving forward.

Developing Eyes to See Students: A Math Instructor’s Perspective on Lesson Study

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The Lesson Study model of professional development allows instructors to improve their practice by working together and building a supportive community, writes Carrie Kyser, who teaches at Clackamas Community College.

Guided Pathways at Wallace State Community College: The Benefits of Bringing Faculty Into Pathways Work

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In the first installment of our practitioner blog series, Wallace State's Wes Rakestraw describes unexpected opportunities and lessons from his experience implementing guided pathways.

English Language Learners Bring Rich Experiences and Perseverance to Community Colleges

English Language Learners Bring Rich Experiences and Perseverance to Community Colleges

Barbara Yasue, chair of the ESOL department at Laney College, shares stories from some of her students and points out ways in which narratives from immigrant and refugee students can inform and inspire college instructors.

What It Takes to Redesign Advising

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In this blog post, CCRC Senior Research Associate Hoori Santikian Kalamkarian describes what researchers have learned so far about advising redesign, as well as what the field can expect from the center's iPASS project moving forward.