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Title: Engaging Community Colleges A First Look


1
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT FOR STUDENT SUCCESS
Focus on Community Colleges
2
Test Your Community College IQ!
  • What percentage of first time U.S. freshmen in
    colleges and universities enroll in community
    colleges?
  • 24
  • 33
  • 45
  • 61
  • Answer 45

3
Test Your Community College IQ!
  • What percentage of community college students
    attend part-time?
  • 21
  • 33
  • 45
  • 63
  • Answer 63 (22 at 4-year colleges)

4
Test Your Community College IQ!
  • What percentage of community college students
    plan to earn a degree?
  • 26
  • 45
  • 60
  • 79
  • Answer 79 (More than 70 cite transferring as
    a primary or secondary goal)

5
Test Your Community College IQ!
  • What percentage of community college students
    plan to earn a certificate?
  • 11
  • 26
  • 37
  • 48
  • Answer 48

6
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

7
Test Your Community College IQ!
  • Whats the national dropout rate (not returning
    for sophomore year) for students attending public
    two-year colleges?
  • 18
  • 28
  • 48
  • 68
  • Answer 48 (Compared to 32 for public
    four-year colleges)

8
  • We know what they have when they come to usbut
    we see only their potential.
  • Larry, Faculty Member, Skagit Valley College

9
  • What Matters Most
  • on the Road to Student Success!

10
Student Engagement
  • What helps students persist and learn?
  • High expectations
  • Clear goals a roadmap from college to the
    future
  • Feeling connected through relationships
  • Navigating the system
  • Being active and engaged learners

11
Student Engagement
  • the amount of time and energy students invest in
    meaningful educational practices

12
CCSSE The Community College Survey of Student
Engagement
  • Institutional practices
  • Student behaviors

13
  • Students involvement or engagement proves to be
    central to both persistence and learning.
  • Even among students who persist, those who are
    more involved show greater learning gain.
  • Vincent Tinto

14
Benchmarks of Effective Educational Practice
  • Active and CollaborativeLearning
  • Student Effort
  • Academic Challenge
  • Student-Faculty Interaction
  • Support for Learners

CCSSEville Community College 2006 Benchmark Scores
15
  • 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?

16
  • Active Collaborative Learning
  • Often or very often
  • Ask questions in class? 64
  • Worked with other students during class? 46
  • Worked with classmates outside of class? 21
  • Tutored or taught other students? 7

17
  • 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?

18
  • Student Effort
  • Often or Very Often
  • Prepared 2 or more drafts of a paper? 49
  • Worked on a paper or project that required
    integrating ideas of information from various
    sources? 57

19
  • Academic Challenge
  • Challenging intellectual and creative work is
    central to student learning and collegiate
    quality.
  • Do our perceptions match our students
    experiences?

20
  • Academic Challenge
  • Very much or quite a bit
  • Analyzed the basic elements of an idea,
    experience or theory? 64
  • Used information you have read or heard to
    perform a new skill? 58
  • Worked harder than you thought you could to meet
    instructors expectations? 48

21
  • 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?

22
  • Student-Faculty Interaction
  • Often or very often
  • Used email to communicate with instructor?
    40
  • Talked about career plans with instructor or
    advisor? 24
  • Received prompt feedback (written or oral) from
    instructors on your performance? 56

23
  • 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?

24
  • Support for Learners
  • Does the college
  • Help you cope with non-academic responsibilities
    (work, family, etc.) 24
  • Provide the financial support you need to afford
    your education? 44

25
CCSSE A Tool for Improvement
  • Why those survey questions?
  • See the 300 page annotated bibliography
  • on the CCSSE Website!
  • www.ccsse.org

26
CCSSE A Tool for Community Colleges
  • About a quarter million community college
    students (representing 2.68 million students)
    from 447 community and technical colleges in 46
    states are part of the 2006 CCSSE cohort.
  • 2006 Southern Maine
  • 2007
  • Central Maine
  • Kennebec Valley
  • Northern Maine

27
Creating a Culture of Evidence
  • From decisions based on personal data with a few
    students
  • From decisions based on our gut and our guesses
  • Toward decisions based on data grounded in
    research and experiences of students, faculty and
    community colleges.

28
Creating a Culture of Evidence
  • Students typical experience versus best
    experience
  • How can more of our students have the best
    experience?

29
Creating a Culture of Evidence
  • We are teaching our students to look at all
    sides of issues, conduct research, analyze data,
    consider options.
  • Shouldnt we be doing the same thing doing what
    we teach, using our own learning?
  • Gary Tollefson, President
    Skagit Valley
    College, Mt. Vernon. Washington

30
  • Colleges Act on Fact
  • Active Collaborative Learning Creating Time
    Space
  • Learning Communities
  • Designed and furnished informal learning spaces
  • Established institutional focus on research in
    undergraduate education to promote
    student-faculty partnerships that encourage
    active and deep learning.
  • Santa Fe Community College (FL)

31
  • Colleges Act on Fact
  • Student Effort - Too Many Students Coming to
    Class Unprepared!
  • Faculty added
  • Stricter reading requirements
  • Activities and assessments tied to required
    reading and assignments
  • Central Arizona College (AZ)

32
  • Colleges Act on Fact
  • Academic Challenge - ePortfolio
  • Students share academic work and reflections on
    learning.
  • Designed to deepen student engagement
  • CCSSE data from 2003 and 2005 showed major gains
    for ePortfolio students around critical thinking,
    writing and collaborative learning.
  • LaGuardia Community College (NY)

33
  • Colleges Act on Fact
  • Improving Student-Faculty Interaction
  • Private meeting space for adjunct faculty to meet
    with students
  • Faculty workshops on engagement strategies.
  • Estrella Mountain Community College (AZ)

34
Support for Learners
  • What are your Most Important Services?
  • How often do students use them?

35
Support for Learners
  • Most Important Services for developmental
    students
  • 67 Academic Advising and Planning
  • 66 Computer Labs
  • 65 Financial Aid Advising
  • 58 Career Counseling
  • 57 Skills Lab
  • 47 Tutoring

36
Support for Learners
  • Use of Most Important Services by
    Developmental Students
  • Very Important Frequency of Use
  • Rarely/Never



  • 67 26 Academic Advising
  • 66 19 Computer Labs
  • 65 25 Financial Aid Advising
  • 58 41 Career Counseling
  • 57 26 Skill Labs
  • 47 38 Tutoring

37
  • Group Work Choose one of the following
  • Your students arent using support services that
    they say are very important to them. How will
    you respond to this information? What will be
    your next steps?
  • Your students report that they are engaged in
    relatively few active learning experiences such
    as class discussions, class projects and working
    with other students. What will you do with this
    information?

38
  • Tips
  • Collect and analyze data
  • Involve people from across the college
  • Look at research and high-performing colleges
  • Build from your strengths

39
KEYS TO STUDENT SUCCESS
40
WHAT MATTERS MOST
  • Engagement by Design
  • 1. Engage students early and often.
  • ...Coming soon the Entering Student Survey

41
  • Sample strategies
  • Required Orientation
  • College Success Course
  • Early and Frequent Feedback
  • Early Alert Systems

42
Strategy in ActionFloridas Student Life Skills
Class
  • 1999-2004
  • 18 more of all students who took the SLS course
    achieved their goals.
  • Among college-ready students, almost an
    additional 20 either graduated or transferred.
  • Among those taking remedial courses, more than
    20 additional students achieved their academic
    goals.

43
Strategy in ActionCollege-Wide Referral System
  • 1st three weeks of the semester, absent students
    receive personal phone call
  • Naggy!
  • Housatonic Community College (CT)

44
WHAT MATTERS MOST
  • Engagement by Design
  • 2. Stress Effective Developmental Education

45
Strategy in ActionAcademic Development Center
  • Student Development Advocates
  • Academic Developmental Specialists
  • Facilitated Study Groups led by full-time
    mathematics faculty target difficult courses
    rather than difficult students.
  • Parkland College, www.parkland.edu

46
WHAT MATTERS MOST
  • Engagement by Design
  • 3. Advise and support

47
Strategy in ActionAdvisors in Residence (AIR)
  • 10 full-time academic advisors in large
    departments with retention difficulties
  • Success!!! Expanding to other programs
  • St. Philips College (TX)

48
  • CCSSE Focus Question Academic Advising and
    Planning
  • While attending this college, what has been your
    best source of academic advising?
  • What are students telling us?

49
  • While attending this college, what has been your
    best source of academic advising?
  • Academic advisor (not faculty)
  • Academic advisor (faculty)
  • Friends, family or other students
  • Online
  • I have not received any academic advising

50
  • While attending this college, what has been your
    best source of academic advising?
  • Academic advisor (not faculty) 10
  • Academic advisor (faculty) 43
  • Friends, family or other students 26
  • Online 7
  • I have not received any academic advising 13

51
WHAT MATTERS MOST
  • Engagement by Design
  • 4. Redesign educational experiences

52
Strategy in ActionLearning Communities
  • Established in professional/technical programs
    since early 90s
  • Now expanding throughout general education
    program and developmental education courses.
  • Skagit Valley College (WA)

53
Strategy in ActionLearning Communities
  • Combine mathematics and student life skills (SLS)
    courses.
  • Study skills
  • Math Anxiety
  • Test-taking
  • Math retention and pass rates are consistently
    above the norm.
  • Miami-Dade College (FL)

54
Strategy in ActionAdult Fast Track Degree
  • For business people who want to earn a degree.
  • Students earn full-time credit by attending class
    one night a week for four hours over a 24-month
    period.
  • A full array of support services are provided for
    students at the facility where classes are held.
  • Harper College (IL)

55
WHAT MATTERS MOST
  • Engagement by Design
  • 5. Promote Relationships
  • Focus on Building Relationships
  • The MetLife Initiative on Student Success

56
  • High-Performing Colleges in Building
    Relationships
  • Community College of Denver (CO)
  • Maui Community College (HI)
  • Northwest Vista College (TX)
  • Skagit Valley College (WA)

57
  • Lessons From High-Performing Colleges
  • High expectations for students and themselves
  • Coherence
  • Student-centered RESPECT
  • Focus on active teaching and learning - in class
    and outside of class

58
  • Lessons From High-Performing Colleges
  • Egalitarian culture
  • Strong connections
  • All types of diversity valued
  • Risk-taking encouraged
  • Hiring the right people
  • Learning is for everyone.

59
Strategy in ActionTechnology Integrated
into the Fabric of the College
  • E-mail -- the official means of communication
  • Electronic bulletin boards
  • On-line surveys
  • Shared Class Folders
  • Wireless hubs throughout the campus and a help
    desk system
  • Gainesville State College (GA)

60
WHAT MATTERS MOST
  • Engagement by Design
  • 7. Professional Development for everyone!

61
Strategy in ActionFaculty Development
  • 20 release time for new full-time instructors
  • Full-time instructors mentor each adjunct.
  • Focus -- active learning and ASK outcomes
  • ASK (Attitudes, Skills, and Knowledge) is a
    college-wide initiative promoting specific
    critical thinking and collaboration skills.
  • Northwest Vista College (TX)

62
Strategy in ActionFaculty Development
  • 1 year of staff development in the contract for
    entering faculty.
  • Focus -- learning styles, research-based
    approaches to engage students
  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College (Arizona)

63
  • Want more information?
  • Please contact
  • Arleen Arnsparger
  • Project Manager
  • MetLife Foundation Initiative on Student Success
  • Community College Survey of Student
    Engagement/CCSSE
  • (asarnsparger_at_comcast.net)
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