The Mixed Methods Blog

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

Guided Pathways Reforms Designed With Equity in Mind


This post describes how guided pathways reforms can create the conditions for students to see a broader range of opportunities for themselves and then help students successfully realize those opportunities.

Prior Learning Assessment: A Key Piece of the Credit-Noncredit Discussion

Adult students work together in class

To boost adult enrollment and credential attainment, community colleges must make it easier for students to secure college credit for their previous work experience. 

Reflecting on 25 Years of CCRC


To mark our 25th anniversary, our founding director, Thomas Bailey, sat down with our current director, Thomas Brock, to reflect on CCRC's growth and consider the next phase of the center's work.

What HBCUs Can Teach Us About Culturally Sustaining Practices


Colleges must move beyond structural fixes and address discrimination head-on. One way they can do so is by building culturally sustaining practices into their support services and classroom instruction.

Inside CCRC: Farzana Matin on Why Higher Education Means Opportunity

Inside CCRC: Farzana Matin on Why Higher Education Means Opportunity

In this Q&A, find out more about Intern Farzana Matin, her interest in mental health, her undergraduate experience, and what she’s learned during her time at CCRC.