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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

Inside CCRC: How Stacie Long Uses Design to Make CCRC's Work Easy to Grasp

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Long uses graphics, colors, and design to improve the readability of our research while maintaining its technical accuracy.

Can Innovation Scale? Lessons From the 2019 League for Innovation Conference

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Drawing on lessons learned from CUNY ASAP, iPass, and faculty development cycles, this blog post explores why some reforms prove successful in multiple contexts, while others do not. 

Shrinking Racial Gaps in Student Debt and Default: Recommendations to Congress

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The gaps in debt levels and default rates between White and Black college students have swelled to an alarming extent, and some U.S. senators have taken notice. Judith Scott-Clayton outlines several policy recommendations for shrinking the disparities. 

Demography as Opportunity: Diversity as an Asset to Colleges and the Country

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By framing demography as opportunity, community colleges can upend deficit orientations toward the students they enroll and make a meaningful case for additional resources, Nikki Edgecombe explains in this blog post. 

Letter From the Director: Responding to Research Findings on Developmental Education

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CCRC Director Thomas Brock gives a broad overview of the landscape of developmental education reform. He details several strategies—including transition courses, corequisites, and math pathways—that aim to improve remediation, and describes what research has revealed thus far about the effectiveness of each approach.