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Supporting Adjunct Faculty Members at Community Colleges

Susan Bickerstaff outlines four recommendations from a new CCRC brief on the adjunct faculty experience.

Letter From CCRC Director Thomas Brock

Thomas Brock details the issues and projects CCRC is working on now and what we have in store for the future.

Multiple Measures Placement Using Data Analytics

A new CAPR report finds that SUNY community colleges that used a broader set of measures for developmental placement boosted enrollment in college-level courses—and their students showed they can keep up.

Upcoming Presentations

Find out what conferences and events CCRC researchers will be presenting at in the coming weeks.

Recent research is helping to identify behaviors and practices associated with community college students who achieve momentum in STEM fields.

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Understanding the Needs of Part-Time Faculty at Six Community Colleges
November 2018
Understanding the Needs of Part-Time Faculty at Six Community Colleges

Using interview, focus group, and survey data, this brief explores the experiences of part-time faculty at six Achieving the Dream leader colleges working to engage adjunct faculty in student success initiatives.

Is School Out for the Summer? The Impact of Year-Round Pell Grants on Academic and Employment Outcomes of Community College Students
November 2018
Is School Out for the Summer? The Impact of Year-Round Pell Grants on Academic and Employment Outcomes of Community College Students

This paper uses a difference-in-difference approach to examine credit, credential completion, and labor market outcomes resulting from the year-round Pell using a state administrative dataset from a community college system.

English Transition Courses in Context: Preparing Students for College Success
November 2018
English Transition Courses in Context: Preparing Students for College Success

Based on interviews and other data, this brief describes key elements of English transition curricula in seven states and highlights ways this type of intervention may help prepare students for college.

Mathematics Pathways to Completion: Setting the Conditions for Statewide Reform in Higher Education
October 2018
Mathematics Pathways to Completion: Setting the Conditions for Statewide Reform in Higher Education

This report describes the Mathematics Pathways to Completion project developed by the Charles A. Dana Center and the conditions that facilitate the statewide implementation of math pathways reforms.

New on CCRC's Mixed Methods Blog

November 08, 2018

Susan Bickerstaff, coauthor of a new CCRC research brief on the experiences of part-time faculty at six colleges, outlines four ways colleges can better meet the needs of part-time faculty as part of a broader student success initiative.

November 05, 2018

John Fink uses newly released data from the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights to look at disparities in access to dual enrollment and Advanced Placement by race and gender. An interactive data visualization shows the breakdown of participation by race and gender in each state.

October 10, 2018

Thomas Brock, who assumed the role of CCRC director on September 1, reflects on CCRC's current work and emerging priorities and invites stakeholders in the field to share suggestions or feedback.

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