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Title: EDUCATION INITIATIVE The Next Generation


1
EDUCATION INITIATIVE The Next Generation
  • Cosumnes River College

2
EDUCATION INITIATIVE
Fall 2006 Interventions
  • Diop Scholars Program
  • Cohort model Human Career Development and
    English Writing
  • Focused on African American student experience
  • Freshman Seminar
  • Transitions to college class
  • New materials to support students

3
EDUCATION INITIATIVE
What have we learned?
  • GPA for Freshman Seminar students increased over
    the course of the study

4
EDUCATION INITIATIVE
What have we learned?
  • Enhanced persistence continued

5
EDUCATION INITIATIVE
Our Response
  • Broad Dialogue about Programs
  • Included a review of the quantitative and
    qualitative assessments of programs
  • Included faculty, staff and students
  • Included a review of best practices

6
EDUCATION INITIATIVE
Our Response
  • Key changes in Diop
  • Reflect identified effective practices
  • Linked program to statewide efforts
  • Added new classes Speech and a more basic Human
    Career Development class
  • Strengthened co-curricular component
  • Added a peer mentoring component

7
EDUCATION INITIATIVE
Our Response
  • Key Changes in Freshman Seminar
  • Curriculum changes
  • Increased unit level
  • Transferable class that meets CSU Life Skills GE
    area
  • Discipline specific
  • Adjusted number of sections to meet the needs of
    students
  • Second edition of guide book

8
Educational Initiative
Impact of Changes
  • Increased GPA for Fall 2007 Freshman Seminar
    Cohort compared to Fall 2006 (n 60)
  • Increased GPA for Spring 2007 Diop compared to
    Fall 2006 (n 42)

9
EDUCATION INITIATIVE
Our Response (cont.)
  • New Programs 07-08
  • Bridge to Basic Skills
  • Math Redesign Colleagues Committed to Redesign
    (C2R) (n 64)
  • Computer Assisted Instruction for skill and
    concept development, mastery of core competencies
  • Collaborative Group activities to facilitate
    critical thinking, synthesis, reinforcement
  • Intervention Specialists to support students

10
Education Initiative
  • Early Results for C2R
  • Enhanced retention through 4th week census (62.2
    vs. 43.3)
  • Enhanced mastery of core competencies (51.2 vs.
    39.7)
  • Enhanced confidence in learning (65.5 rated
    learning as better than previous)

11
EDUCATION INITIATIVE
Next Steps FALL 08-09
  • Institutionalize existing initiatives via the
    Basic Skills initiative
  • Enhanced Orientation opportunities
  • Increased research capacity
  • Create Math Study Skills Linked Course
  • Implement new Basic Skills plan
  • Enhanced course alignment
  • Create a decentralized highly coordinated program
  • Professional development for all faculty

12
Conclusion
Lessons Learned
  • Collaboration and shared leadership is key to
    effective and responsive change
  • Student engagement is common and key to effective
    strategies
  • Our initiatives are generating regional and
    statewide interest
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