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Title: Pathways to Persistence: Student Success Takes a Community Berkeley City College Leadership Retreat August 13, 2013 tom@tbrownassociates.com


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Pathways to Persistence Student Success Takes a
Community Berkeley City College Leadership
Retreat August 13, 2013 tom_at_tbrownassociates.com

Thomas Brown Associates Leveraging
Knowledge, Change, and Diversity
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Colleges are in the dream and future
business Students come to college to create the
futures they dream of for themselves.
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Berkeley City College discover and develop your
best talents, attain your goals, and move on to
a brilliant future. Welcome to Berkeley City
College Dr. Deborah Budd, President
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If you dont know where you are going, you
might end up somewhere else. Lewis Carroll
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Mission
  • Answers the question
  • Why does Berkeley City College Exist?
  • Berkeley City Colleges mission is to promote
    student success, to provide our diverse community
    with educational opportunities, and to transform
    lives.

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Increasing student success is a continuing
concern in higher education
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Only 28 of first-time, full-time, associate
degree-seeking community college students
graduate with a certificate or an associate
degree within three years.
  • The Heart of Student Success
  • Community College Survey of Student Engagement
    (CCSSE), 2010

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A Focus on Student Success
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Vision
  • Answers the question
  • What is the future we will create?

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  • Our focus this year will be on student success
    in the core educational functions of basic
    skills, transfer, and CTE (Career Technical
    Education)
  • BCC Strategic Goals Institutional
    Outcomes 2013-14

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Retention practices with greatest impact
  • 1. First-year programs
  • 2. Academic advising (including interventions
    for specific student populations)
  • 3. Learning support
  • Increasing Persistence
  • Wes Habley, Jenny Bloom Steve Robbins, 2012

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BCC Moving Forward BCC Activities and
Accomplishments 2012-13
  • Invited first year students to meet with
    counselors to develop SEPS
  • Began to implement First-Year Experience
  • Reached out to students with undecided majors
  • Offered extended student support services to both
    day and evening students
  • Teaching and Counseling faculty developed the
    Faculty Advisor Program
  • EOPS served over 316 students with funding for
    only 100
  • Professional development for faculty on effective
    teaching techniques via the Teaching Learning
    Center

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What happens to students after they enroll
frequently has a more powerful impact on whether
they stay and achieve their goals or leave.
Tinto 1987, 1993
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Why do students leave college?
  • Isolation

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Why do students leave college?
  • Incongruence

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It takes a campus community to support student
achievement and success.
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Student retention is the critical issue facing
community colleges today, particularly as budgets
decline. Linda Serra Hagedorn Iowa
State University, 2010
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FINANCIAL COSTS OF ATTRITION at
Berkeley City College Assumptions   FTE
First-year students 820  Annual Tuition
and Fees 1100 CA State Appropriation per
FTE 4600 First to second year attrition
rate 43 Second to third year attrition
rate 25    Attrition Rate Lost
Years Lost Students
Remaining Revenue   First to Second
43 353 2 gt4 million!! Year   Seco
nd to Third 25 117
1 666.900 Year   Total Lost
Revenue 4,666,900
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A conservative estimate of loss-- Does not
include lost revenue from
  • Fees, books, other expenditures
  • Recruitment and re-recruitment costs
  • (avg. 900/enrolled student at 2 year
    colleges)
  • Negative effects of students leaving on future
    enrollments of family, friends, and others

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ALL aspects of campus life can have an impact on
persistence or attrition decisions and
behaviors. Promoting student persistence
requires an institution-wide commitment.
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Pathways to Persistence A Simulation Exercise
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