The Mixed Methods Blog

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

Why the First Year Matters Most for Transfer

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In a blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Umika Kumar argues that to help more students transfer, colleges should invest in their first year, highlighting practices from CCRC's Ask-Connect-Inspire-Plan (ACIP) framework.

Introducing CCRC’s Summer 2022 Guided Pathways Institute Cohort

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CCRC’s Guided Pathways Summer Institute is back! Following a competitive application and interview process, 22 teams representing 24 colleges in 18 states were selected for the 2022 institute.

CCRC’s Guided Pathways Summer Institute: Insights from Summer 2021 Participants

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What can colleges interested in our summer 2022 guided pathways institute expect? We asked 2021 participants from three colleges—located in Massachusetts, Nebraska, and Arizona—to describe their experiences.

Understanding the Strengths and Challenges Facing Rural Community Colleges

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This blog post describes key takeaways from our guided pathways summer institute for rural colleges, including suggestions for reframing the barriers many colleges face as assets. 

Inside CCRC: Annie Zavitz and the Value of Guided Pathways

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In this Q&A, find out more about Annie Zavitz, her internship experience, and her newfound appreciation for guided pathways.