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Title: Achieving the Dream at Durham Technical Community College


1
Achieving the Dream at Durham Technical Community
College
Fall 2004 Non-Returning Student Survey
  • Teaching and Learning Center Presentation
  • September 14, 2005

2
Presentation Overview
  • Background on AtD
  • Fall 2004 Non-Returning AtD Students
  • Phone surveyFebruary-March 2005
  • AtD student challenges
  • Decisions not to re-enroll
  • Strengthening commitments

3
Achieving the Dream
  • A national imperative to enhance the
    opportunities for the growing number of students
    for whom community colleges are the point of
    entry into higher education
  • A national effort to increase the success of
    community college students, particularly those in
    groups that have been underserved in higher
    education

4
AtD Helps Students
  • reach individual goals
  • obtain better jobs
  • earn a community college certificate or degree
  • attain a bachelors degree

5
U.S. Higher Education
  • Close to half of all undergraduates are enrolled
    in community colleges. These community colleges
    attract particularly high proportions of
    underserved students, first-generation college
    goers and students of color.
  • In 2002, community colleges enrolled 47 percent
    of all African American students, 56 percent of
    all Hispanics and 57 percent of all Native
    Americans.

6
U.S. Higher Education
  • Among students seeking an associates degree or
    higher, only 53 percent earned a degree or
    transferred to a four-year institution within
    eight years of initial enrollment
  • Completion rates vary widely by race and
    ethnicity
  • Students of color attain degrees at significantly
    lower rates than do white and Asian students

7
What does it mean to be involved with AtD at
Durham Tech?
  • Student centered vision
  • Culture of evidence and accountability
  • Commitment to excellence and equity

8
Durham Tech is committed to increasing the
percentage of students who
  • complete remedial courses and move on to
    credit-bearing courses.
  • enroll in and complete gatekeeper courses such
    as introductory math and English.
  • complete the courses they take, earning a grade
    of C or higher.
  • re-enroll from one semester to the next.
  • earn certificates and/or degrees.

9
Fall Semester 2004
  • 577 new students enrolled at Durham Tech

10
Fall 2004 Non-Returning AtD Students
  • 147 (25) chose not to re-enroll (Spring 2005)
  • 56 students surveyed by phone (February/March
    2005)

11
Fall 2004 Non-Returning Student Demographics
12
Gender of Non-Returning AtD Students
13
Number of Students By Race and Gender
14
Students With Without Pell Grants by Race
- totals
2
75
3
1
59
7
For Blacks, 67 of females had Pell Grants 54
of males had Pell Grants. For Whites, 27 of both
females and males had Pell Grants no gender
difference.
15
GPA Distribution for 147 Students
42 of 147 students have a GPA between 2.0 and 4.0
14 of 147 students have a GPA between 0.01 and
1.99
16
Dropped Courses
17
Top 5 Programs of Non-Returning Students
  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Nursing
  • Associate in Science
  • Associate Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice

18
Fall 2004 AtD Non-returning Students
  • 147 (25) chose not to re-enroll (Spring 2005)
  • 56 students surveyed by phone (February/March
    2005)
  • 25 of the 56 students surveyed requested
    referrals to Counseling and Student Development
    for follow-up consultations

19
Reasons Why Surveyed Students Did Not Re-enroll
  1. Work related responsibilities (24)
  2. Personal/family obligations (22)
  3. Financial problems (16)
  4. Transferred to other colleges (10)
  5. Other (28)

20
Two Distinct Groups
  • Non-Traditional Students
  • Traditional Students

21
Concerns of Non-Traditional Students
  • Frustration at registering for too many courses
  • Unprepared for academic challenges
  • Difficulty adapting to the college environment

22
  • I wish someone would have taken into account how
    long ten years I had been away from school.
  • Survey respondent

23
Concerns of Traditional Students
  • Lack of preparation
  • Difficulty with attendance
  • Sense of failure
  • Implicit feeling that they messed up

24
  • I feel really badly about this, but what can I
    do?
  • Student respondents explanation when her grade
    dropped from an A to an F after missing a number
    of classes

25
Student Scenario
  • Role-play from the perspective of an AtD student

26
  • What can I do?
  • What can I do?
  • What can I do?

27
Positive Answers
  • Seek help
  • Gain confidence
  • Keep trying

28
Missed Opportunity
  • Many of our AtD students do not realize their
    potential. Instead of seeking help, they choose
    not to re-enroll.

29
  • If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the
    universe against me. Ralph Waldo
    Emerson Essayist and poet (1803-1882)

30
A Difficult Question Answered
  • These students lacked the self-confidence and
    life skills to overcome their failures at Durham
    Tech.
  • Some students are so mired in the complexity of
    staying alive that they may not even be able to
    understand what goals are and how they could be
    important. Glenn Gabbard, Ed.D., Data
    Facilitator, Achieving the Dream Project

31
Relief and Gratitude
  • The majority of non-traditional and traditional
    students expressed relief that there might be
    another opportunity to succeed.

32
A Positive Vibe
  • 25 students (45) stated that they plan to
    re-enroll
  • 11 were not sure (most of these students said
    that they would like to return to Durham Tech)
  • 13 responded that they would not be returning
  • Most students referred to Counseling and Student
    Development indicated an interest in returning

33
  • Self-confidence is the first requisite to great
    undertakings. Samuel Johnson English author,
    critic and lexicographer (1709-1784)

34
How DTCC Supports Students
  • New AtD initiatives
  • Minority male mentoring
  • Single parent club
  • Campus learning center
  • Writing and math labs
  • Student senate
  • Regular mentoring program
  • College prep program
  • Student success workshopstest tips, foreign
    language, time management
  • Accessible instructors, willing to help students
    understand materials

35
AtD Promotes Success
  • The AtD initiative has focused our attention on
    strengthening the colleges relationship with the
    students.
  • Bill Ingram, Senior Vice President/Chief
    Instructional Officer
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