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Title: MDC3 Student Success and Completion Initiatives


1
Connections Conference April 13, 2012 Lenore P.
Rodicio Executive Director, MDC3 Student Success
Completion Initiatives
2
The Mission of Miami Dade College is to change
lives through the opportunity of education
  • Through the work of MDC3, we will help students
    make the most out of that

opportunity
opportunity
opportunity
3
MDC3 Goals and Objectives are Aligned with MDCs
Mission and Vision
  • MDC3 Goal
  • To substantially increase student success and
    completion while maintaining access and quality
    learning
  • MDC3 Objectives
  • Create an inclusive college-wide process to
    collect and analyze student data
  • Focus on factors we can control,
  • Identify best practices, and
  • Develop comprehensive solutions that integrate
    academic and student services programs

4
Inclusive, College-Wide Planning Process
Campus Convocations
Campus Teams
Fall Planning Retreats
Steering Committee and Subcommittee Structure
Spring Planning Retreats
Campus Town Hall Meetings
Discipline and Service Area Meetings
Implementation Plan
5
MDC3 Targets Three Key Student Entry Points
Complete Program of Study
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The Challenge How do we align our practices,
policies and procedures to ensure student success?
7
What We Learned Students need (and want)
structure
  • Academic programs at all levels aligned with
    transfer and career requirements
  • Developmental education and EAP curriculum
    aligned with college-level program outcomes
  • Assessment, advisement, curriculum, and pedagogy
    aligned with learning outcomes
  • Comprehensive support services integrated with
    academic programs
  • Communities of interest to strengthen and
    reinforce the student experience

8
What We Learned Engaging the college community
in the solution is key to success
  • Commitment to student success and completion is
    integral to we do at MDC
  • College-wide communication and discussion of
    completion issues
  • Consensus about strategies and implementation
    goals
  • Collaboration on developing solutions
  • Consistency and coordination among and across
    campuses
  • Real-time information to celebrate and reinforce
    progress and make corrections

everything
9
What Weve Accomplished So Far Identified
draft pathway for student success
  • Comprehensive academic and student support for
    students at all levels of EAP, developmental ed.
    and college study
  • Rooted in our analysis of students needs,
  • Based on principles of effective program design
  • Consistent with best practices
  • Essential elements fundamental for successful
    implementation

10
The Pathway Essential Elements of Success
  • Structured curriculum plans with sequential
    coursework and focused course choices
  • Increased student engagement related to career
    interests
  • Transition assistance including transfer career
    orientations and career exploration

College-level
  • Placement testing remediation in high school
  • Pre-placement remediation at MDC
  • Modularized, contextualized instruction
  • Intensive focus on skill gaps to build forward
    momentum
  • Mastery-based instruction

The Glue Communities of Interest
Integrated Student Support System
Developmental Education
Complete Program of Study
Enter Program of Study
  • Integrated instruction/structured program
  • Decreased non-college credits
  • Built upon research findings on language
    acquisition, learning theories and models
  • Concurrent enrollment in EAP and college-level
    coursework

11
Communities of Interest
  • Integrated academic and support programs united
    by common areas of interest
  • Curricular structures
  • Technical content
  • Learning outcomes
  • Transfer/career goals
  • Foster collaborative learning and connections
    among student, faculty and disciplines
  • Match student interests and strengths with
    relevant communities
  • Span students careers at MDC to increase
  • Performance
  • Retention
  • Engagement

12
The Student Support System
  • Structured pre-admissions process that includes
    deadlines, structured information systems, test
    prep and early engagement
  • Comprehensive, holistic assessment
  • Diagnostics for academic skill gaps
  • Non-cognitive and career interest assessments
  • Strategic, mandatory orientations including
    ongoing and study-focused orientations
  • Intrusive and mandatory advisement
  • Collaborative advisement between student services
    staff and faculty
  • First-term SLS with My Academic Plan (MAP)
    development for course selection and sequencing

13
Next Steps Strengthening and improving the
pathway
  • Integrate feedback from engagement
  • Identify required organizational, financial,
    technological, cultural and policy actions and
    resources
  • Determine implementation priorities and plan

14
The potential is
The Responsibility is
ours
huge
  • This is our opportunity to improve our students
    success and enable completion in ways that no
    other institution has been able to do.
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