The Mixed Methods Blog

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

First-Generation College Students’ Personal Networks and Their Influence on the Use of Student Supports

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Much is unknown about the nature of first-generation students' personal networks, but a new CCRC study is changing that. CCRC Senior Research Assistant and PEAR Fellow Melissa Herman and Senior Research Associate Hoori Santikian Kalamkarian discuss the impetus for the study and share some preliminary findings in this blog post.

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.