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Title: Engaging Community Colleges A First Look


1
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND STUDENT SUCCESS The Ins
and Outs
2
  • Arleen Arnsparger, Project Manager
  • MetLife Foundation Initiative on Student Success
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Jeff Crumpley, Senior Research Associate
    Community College Survey of Student Engagement
    University of Texas at Austin

3
  • Test Your Community College IQ!
  • What percentage of first time U.S. freshmen in
    colleges and universities enroll in community
    colleges?
  • Answer 45

4
  • Test Your Community College IQ!
  • What percentage of community college students
    attend part-time?
  • Answer 63 (22 at 4-year colleges)

5
  • Test Your Community College IQ!
  • What percentage of community college students
    plan to earn a degree?
  • Answer 79 (More than 70 cite transferring as
    a primary or secondary goal)

6
  • Test Your Community College IQ!
  • What percentage of community college students
    plan to earn a certificate?
  • Answer 48

7
  • Test Your Community College IQ!
  • Yet….what percentage of community college
    students earn an associate degree or certificate
    6 years after entering college?
  • Answer 25
  • Yet....what percentage of community college
    students actually transfer?
  • Answer 25

8
Test Your Community College IQ!
  • Whats the national dropout rate (not returning
    for sophomore year) for students attending public
    two-year colleges?
  • Answer 48 (Compared to 32 for public
    four-year colleges)

9
Lets talk about
  • Whats CCSSE?
  • Key CCSSE Findings
  • What Matters Most for Student Success
  • Using CCSSE Data for Improvement
  • Promising Practices from CCSSE Colleges

10
CCSSE A Tool for Improvement
  • Assess quality in community college education
  • Identify and learn from good educational practice
  • Identify areas in which we can improve

11
CCSSE A Tool for Improvement
  • Completed 5th administration
  • 700,000 students
  • 550 community colleges
  • 48 states, British Columbia, Marshall Islands

12
CCSSE A Tool for Improvement
  • CCSSE data analyses include a three-year cohort
    of participating colleges.
  • The 2006 CCSSE Cohort includes more than 249,000
    community college students from 447 community and
    technical colleges in 46 states.

13
Creating a Culture of Evidence
  • Students typical experience versus best
    experience
  • How can more of our students have the best
    experience?

14
Student Engagement
  • …the amount of time and energy students invest in
    meaningful educational practices

15
Student Engagement
  • Institutional practices
  • Student behaviors
  • Highly correlated with student learning and
    retention

16
Student Engagement
  • …Its unlikely to happen by accident.
  • It has to happen by design.

17
Why Student Engagement?
  • 20 Years of Research on Undergraduate Student
    Learning, Persistence and Success
  • 1 Year of Really Cool Research in the Community
    College Field CCSSE Validation Study

18
  • Why those survey questions?
  • See the 300 page annotated bibliography
  • on the CCSSE Website!
  • www.ccsse.org

19
CCSSE Benchmarks
20
Benchmarking and Reaching for Excellence
  • The most important comparison where you are now,
    compared with where you want to be.

21
CCSSE Benchmarks for Effective Educational
Practice
  • Active and Collaborative Learning
  • Student Effort
  • Academic Challenge
  • Student-Faculty Interaction
  • Support for Learners

22
Student Voices on Student Engagement
  • Lets listen…

23
Active and Collaborative Learning
  • Survey items that contribute to this benchmark
    include experiences such as
  • Asking questions in class
  • Making class presentations
  • Working with other students in and out of class
  • Discussing ideas from classes outside of class

24
  • Active Collaborative Learning
  • Students learn more when they are actively
    involved in their education and have
    opportunities to think about and apply what they
    are learning in different settings.
  • Do our perceptions match our students
    experiences?

25
  • Active Collaborative Learning
  • Often or very often
  • Worked with other students during class? 45
  • Worked with classmates outside of class? 21

26
Student Effort
  • Survey items associated with this benchmark
    include experiences such as
  • Preparing multiple drafts of papers
  • Integrating ideas from various sources
  • Coming to class unprepared
  • Using tutoring services, skill labs, or computer
    labs
  • Hours per week spent studying

27
  • Student Effort
  • Students behaviors contribute significantly to
    their learning and the likelihood that they will
    attain their educational goals.
  • Do our perceptions match our students
    experiences?

28
  • Student Effort
  • Often or Very Often
  • Prepared 2 or more drafts of a paper? 49

29
Academic Challenge
  • Survey items associated with this benchmark
    include experiences such as
  • Working harder than you thought you could to meet
    an instructors expectations
  • Whether coursework emphasizes synthesis and
    analysis as opposed to memorization
  • Number of assigned textbooks and papers

30
  • Academic Challenge
  • Challenging intellectual and creative work is
    central to student learning and collegiate
    quality.
  • Do our perceptions match our students
    experiences?

31
  • Academic Challenge
  • Very much or quite a bit
  • Worked harder than you thought you could to meet
    instructors expectations? 48

32
Student-Faculty Interaction
  • The items used in this benchmark include
    experiences such as
  • Using e-mail to communicate with an instructor
  • Discussing grades, assignments, and career plans
    with an instructor
  • Receiving prompt feedback from instructors
  • Working with instructors on activities other than
    coursework

33
  • Student-Faculty Interaction
  • In general, the more interaction students have
    with their teachers, the more likely they are to
    learn effectively and persist toward achievement
    of their educational goals.
  • Do our perceptions match our students
    experiences?

34
  • Student-Faculty Interaction
  • Often or very often
  • Talked about career plans with instructor or
    advisor? 24
  • Received prompt feedback (written or oral) from
    instructors on your performance? 55

35
Support for Learners
  • The items that contribute to this benchmark
    include
  • Whether the college provides the support students
    need to succeed
  • How much the college helps students cope with
    nonacademic responsibilities
  • Students use of academic advising/planning and
    career counseling services

36
  • Support for Learners
  • Students perform better and are more satisfied at
    colleges that are committed to their success and
    cultivate positive working and social
    relationships among different groups on campus.
  • Do our perceptions match our students
    experiences?

37
  • Support for Learners
  • Very much or quite a bit
  • Provides the support you need to help you succeed
    at this college 70

38
Key Findings 2006 CCSSE Cohort
Support for Learners Students identify the
most important service as… Academic Planning and
Advising
Source 2006 CCSSE cohort data.
39
  • Where do students go for Academic Advising and
    Planning?
  • CCSSE Colleges
  • Academic Advisor (Not faculty) 10
  • Academic Advisory (Faculty) 43
  • Friends, family, other students 26
  • Online 7
  • No academic advising 13

40
2006 Community College Faculty Survey of Student
Engagement
  • CCFSSE asks faculty about
  • Teaching practices
  • How they spend professional time in and out of
    class
  • Their perceptions of students educational
    experiences
  • And…
  • Its aligned with CCSSE

41
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CCFSSE How Faculty Members Use Class Time
  • In your selected course section, on average, what
    percentage of class time is spent on each of
    these activities?

Note Percentages may not total 100 due to
rounding. Source 2006
CCFSSE Cohort data.
43
Coming soon! SENSE
44
The Survey of Entering Student Engagement
(SENSE)
SURVEY OVERVIEW
  • Purpose
  • Systematically understand
  • earliest student experiences
  • Emphasis on the front door experience
  • Help students persist through equivalent of first
    semester (12-15 credits)

The Survey of Entering Student Engagement
45
Compare/Contrast with CCSSE
SURVEY OVERVIEW
  • CCSSE administered spring SENSE given in fall
    during 4th and 5th weeks
  • CCSSE samples drawn from all credit courses
    SENSE samples courses most likely enrolling
    entering students
  • CCSSE assesses overall quality/ institution-wide
    use of effective educational practice,
    predominantly through the eyes of experienced
    students
  • SENSE assesses effective practice in areas
    strongly affecting entering student success

The Survey of Entering Student Engagement
46
SENSE SERVICES
  • Coming Soon…
  • Student Focus Groups and Interviews
  • Talking Sense
  • First Look Report
  • Entering Student Success Institute
  • Effective Practice Examples
  • www.enteringstudent.org

The Survey of Entering Student Engagement
47
Dig into the Data!
  • Go to your Benchmark group
  • Look at the data
  • Ask yourselves questions

48
WHAT MATTERS MOST FOR STUDENT SUCCESS
49
Lessons from High-Performing Colleges
  • High expectations for everyone! and support go
    hand in hand

50
Lessons from High-Performing Colleges
  • Active and collaborative learning for everyone!
    - in class and outside of class

51
Lessons from High-Performing Colleges
  • Everybody sings from the same songbook.
  • Clear values, sharp focus!!

52
Lessons from High-Performing Colleges
  • They hire for skill, fit and passion.

53
Lessons from High-Performing Colleges
  • Developmental education is HUGELY important!

54
Lessons from High-Performing Colleges
  • Relationships are key every day, in every way.

55
Lessons from High-Performing Colleges
  • Theyre bold, theyre flexible, they take risks.

56
Lessons from High-Performing Colleges
  • Improvement is a constant journey.
  • Data are the starting point.

57
Using CCSSE Data for Improvement
58
What can you do?
  • Start with the truth.
  • Understand the facts.
  • Share the facts.
  • Act on the facts.
  • Track progress by measuring outcomes.

59
Using CCSSE to Assess, Inform, and Act
  • Identify key areas aligned with college mission
    and strategic plan.
  • Identify student groups in need.

60
Using CCSSE to Assess, Inform, and Act
  • Start with the benchmarks.
  • Look at individual survey items.
  • Disaggregate the data.

61
Using CCSSE to Assess, Inform, and Act
  • Involve the college community.
  • Design strategies and set targets.
  • Share the data and plans to address them.

62
Using CCSSE to Assess, Inform, and Act
  • Track progress by measuring outcomes.
  • Scale up efforts that are working. Modify or
    discontinue those that are not.

63
Using CCSSE to Assess, Inform, and Act
  • 11. REPEAT!

64
CCSSE Colleges Act on Fact
65
  • Active Collaborative Learning
  • Learning communities
  • Informal learning spaces
  • Focus on research

66
  • Student Effort
  • Stricter reading requirements
  • Activities and assessments tied to required
    reading and assignments

67
  • Academic Challenge
  • High expectations
  • Providing support to help students meeting the
    expectations

68
  • Improving Student-Faculty Interaction
  • Private meeting space for adjunct faculty to meet
    with students
  • Faculty workshops on engagement strategies

69
  • Support for Learners
  • Advisors in Residence
  • Facilitated study groups
  • Include faculty and peer advisors

70
  • Engaging Faculty
  • Faculty workshops focused on benchmarks
  • Digging into data
  • Asking questions
  • Borrowing shamelessly from each other and
    high-performing colleges!

71
  • Other promising practices
  • Required orientation and College Success Course
  • Early and frequent feedback
  • Early alert systems
  • Adult Fast-track degree
  • Focused professional development
  • Building on what works!

72
  • What is the single most important
  • factor that keeps students
  • in school?
  • YOU!

73
Tools to Help You
  • Examples from Member Colleges
  • Course Feedback Form
  • Classroom Observation Form
  • Student Focus Group Toolkit (can be adapted for
    faculty and staff focus groups)
  • Video clips
  • www.ccsse.org
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