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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

Aligning Credit/Noncredit Workforce Programs: Lessons Learned from the Capital One Working Group

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For five years, 13 community colleges have discussed conditions and offered suggestions for how best to bridge the gap between credit and noncredit programs. This blog post describes what they've found.

Addressing Postsecondary Math Obstacles Faced by Underserved Students

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In order to close equity gaps in developmental math, colleges must address the specific challenges that less privileged students face, including stereotype threat and instructor bias. 

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.

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