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New Research Center Aims to Address Inequities in Online Learning in College

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A $10 million award from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences will fund a partnership between broad-access colleges and researchers at CCRC and SRI International.

New Lesson Study Tools for College Faculty

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This blog post describes the professional development strategy lesson study, as well as three new resources that aim to support faculty as they enhance and refine their instructional practice.

What CUNY Start Can Teach Us About Improving Teaching in Higher Ed

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In the latest installment of our teaching and learning blog series, Susan Bickerstaff and Maria Cormier describe how three design principles from CUNY Start, a pre-college developmental education program, could be adapted to support broader improvements to instruction.

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.

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.