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Inside CCRC: Veronica Minaya Brings Global Perspective to Center’s Work

Minaya, a senior research associate at CCRC, has contributed to education and rural development projects in Afghanistan, Peru, Colombia, India, Turkey, and the United States.

Data Viz: Trends in College Credential Completion by Student Race/Ethnicity and Program of Study
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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.

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.

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

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Math Transition Courses in Context: Preparing Students for College Success
December 2018
Math Transition Courses in Context: Preparing Students for College Success

Based on interviews with stakeholders in 11 states and other data, this brief describes the design, implementation, and effectiveness of math transition courses and identifies major trends in course development.

High School-to-College Transition Courses: A Typology of Design Choices
December 2018
High School-to-College Transition Courses: A Typology of Design Choices

High schools across the country are implementing transition curricula to boost college readiness. This short publication offers an overview of course design options for educators thinking about implementing transition courses.

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.

New on CCRC's Mixed Methods Blog

January 11, 2019

In the latest installment of our series that takes you behind-the-scenes at CCRC, Senior Research Associate Veronica Minaya discusses her experiences as a consultant for the World Bank in Afghanistan, where she helped build the country's post-war education system.  

December 17, 2018

Over the past year, CCRC reached several milestones, produced important new research findings, and welcomed a new center director. Before we embark on the new year, here’s a look back at some highlights from 2018.

December 17, 2018

Takeshi Yanagiura presents a data tool that illustrates trends in college credentials awarded from 1995 to 2016 by a variety of factors, including state, college sector, broad major field, award level, and student race/ethnicity.

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