The Mixed Methods Blog

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

Why Are Community Colleges Investing in Guided Pathways Reforms in the Face of Frightening Fiscal Uncertainty?

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Based on research presented in CCRC's new guide, this blog breaks down how much guided pathways reforms cost to implement, why colleges are choosing to undertake the reforms despite those costs, and what these efforts mean for funding amid the pandemic.

Social Disruption as an Opportunity to Address Our Carbon Footprint: CCRC’s Commitment to Reducing Climate Change

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CCRC is concerned about the future of the planet, we know our practices have negatively affected the environment, and we will do better moving forward.  

Advising Redesign at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte: A Conversation With Fred Bowen

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In a video interview, CCRC's Lauren Pellegrino and UNCC's LeeFredrick Bowen discuss effective advising and how advisors have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fixing FAFSA Matters Because College Access Matters

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This essay is adapted from CCRC Senior Research Scholar Judith Scott-Clayton's testimony before the Senate HELP Committee on the need to simplify the FAFSA form as a matter of equity and college access.

How Colleges Adapted Advising and Other Supports During COVID-19 Shutdowns

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Though remote experiences cannot replace the relationships students and advisors build when they're together on campus, colleges across the country adapted to provide support to their most vulnerable learners when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Here, researchers describe some of the strategies they implemented.