The Mixed Methods Blog

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

Three Colleges and a Pandemic: One Student's Road to a Bachelor's Degree

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Looking back at transferring during the pandemic, CCRC intern Nabiha Sheikh discusses her college journey, and CCRC Senior Research Associate John Fink explains how the transfer process can be improved.

You Control Who You Enroll

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As President of Edison State Community College Dr. Doreen Larson explains, colleges can—and should—take responsibility for enrollment. Larson identifies four tools for doing so: timing, testing, transfer, and tuition. 

Relationships Matter for Transfer Outcomes (and Everything Else)

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In this blog post, CCRC Senior Research Associate Maggie P. Fay discusses the article she and co-authors Shanna Smith Jaggars and Negar Farakish wrote about the impact of personalized advisement on community college students' transfer goals and outcomes.

Strengthening Connections Between Community Colleges and Disciplinary Societies

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This post describes the benefits that disciplinary societies can offer community college faculty and students and shares findings from a report on the recent workshop Strengthening Engagement Between Disciplinary Societies and Community Colleges.

How Improvements in Community College Transfer Pathways Could Help With Teacher Labor Shortages

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CCRC research on transfer in Michigan indicates that improving transfer pathways between community and four-year colleges could go a long way toward increasing the number of future educators.