The Mixed Methods Blog

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

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.

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.

Rethinking Dual Enrollment to Advance Equitable Transfer

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In this op-ed, John Fink and Davis Jenkins argue that dual enrollment programs—which are mired by inequities—should be reconceived to expand college access and offer underserved students an on-ramp to postsecondary education.

Don’t Blame Students for Institutional Barriers to Equitable Transfer Success

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In this op-ed, John Fink argues that community college transfer pathways are key to improving equity in higher education and outlines four institutional roadblocks that regularly impede transfer student success.