The Mixed Methods Blog

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

CCRC’s Summer Institute on Guided Pathways Helps Rural Colleges Accelerate Reform

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The program, which was designed specifically for rural colleges, focused on using data to overcome common challenges.

Ask-Connect-Inspire-Plan: How to Reimagine Onboarding into a Program of Study

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To help more students gain early momentum, community colleges need to update onboarding to focus on helping students enter a program of study aligned with their interests, strengths, and aspirations.

Stronger Together: Strengthening Humanities Pathways in Michigan

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This blog post describes how faculty engagement and a spirit of collaboration have supported Michigan's guided pathways work, including a project with CCRC focused on humanities programs.

Introducing CCRC's Summer Institute Cohort

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Following a competitive application and interview process, CCRC is pleased to announce the colleges that will join us for our virtual summer institute, Guided Pathways at Rural Colleges: Using Data to Launch Large-Scale Reform.

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.