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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

Shifting Sectors: How a Commonly Used Federal Datapoint Undercounts Over a Million Community College Students

Shifting Sectors: How a Commonly Used Federal Datapoint Undercounts Over a Million Community College Students

The IPEDS definition of public-two year colleges no longer fits the community college sector and its students, making it more challenging for policy research to provide an accurate statistical picture of these institutions. In this blog post, John Fink and Davis Jenkins describe CCRC's alternative definition.

Emerging Challenges the Coronavirus Poses for Community Colleges

Emerging Challenges the Coronavirus Poses for Community Colleges

Community colleges across the nation are adapting to teaching and learning amid the pandemic. This essay details some of the issues they're confronting during this transition, including maintaining equitable practice and financial stability. 

Resources for Advisors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Student support professionals across the country have transitioned to remote advising in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Here, CCRC's Andrea Lopez compiles resources for making the change effectively.

Letter From the Director: Coronavirus Pandemic

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CCRC is deeply concerned about how the coronavirus will affect community colleges and their students. Here, Director Thomas Brock reflects on responses to the pandemic thus far and describes the important role open-access institutions can play as the country rebuilds from this crisis.

Why Martha Kanter Says Free College Is About More Than Money

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In a February talk at Teachers College, the executive director of the College Promise Campaign and the former under secretary of education explained why free college programs must be sustainable, nonpartisan, and evidence-based.

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