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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

Guided Pathways at Community College of Philadelphia: A Catalyst for Institutional Change

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In the second installment of our practitioner blog series, the president of Community College of Philadelphia describes how thoughtfully engaging the entire campus community in guided pathways work bolstered the impact of the reform. 

Lesson Study at Portland Community College: Is a Collaborative Approach to Active Learning Sustainable?

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In this Q&A, Michele Marden, who teaches developmental mathematics at Portland Community College, describes her experience with Lesson Study. She enjoyed the opportunity to work with colleagues but questioned the longevity of the intervention in the wake of limited resources.

Acceleration for All? Mapping Racial Equity in Access to AP and Dual Enrollment

Data Viz: Acceleration for All? Mapping Racial Equity in Access to AP and Dual Enrollment

In a new CCRC working paper, Di Xu, John Fink, and Sabrina Solanki look at participation in Advanced Placement and dual enrollment courses across the country and how they differ by race and ethnicity. Here, John Fink presents two interactive tools for exploring their findings by district and metro area.

Supporting the Supporters: Empowering Adjuncts to Promote Student Success

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Students in developmental and gateway courses taught by adjunct faculty have negative longer-term outcomes but positive or neutral short-term outcomes. In this blog post, CCRC's Florence Ran and Susan Bickerstaff outline explanations for why.

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.

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