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STUDENT SUCCESS KIT. by Dr. David A. George. STUDENT SUCCESS KIT (SSK) INTRODUCTION. Purpose: Increase academic success of students. What is it: System of self-administered assessments (tools) covering a range of academic and personal issues.

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STUDENT SUCCESS KIT

by

Dr. David A. George


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STUDENT SUCCESS KIT (SSK) INTRODUCTION

  • Purpose: Increase academic success of students.

  • What is it: System of self-administered assessments (tools) covering a range of academic and personal issues.

  • Support: Exercises, techniques, information and follow-up procedures.


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ASSUMPTIONS

  • Reasons for student success vary.

  • Needs should be met before expectations can be fully realized.

  • If we don’t meet them, who will?

  • Instructors are an important part of process.

  • There is adequate time in and out of classroom to handle the process.

  • There are additional resources at COD to work with this SSK system.


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ANTICIPATED OUTCOMESFROM FULL AND SUCCESSFUL USE OF THE STUDENT SUCCESS KIT PROCESS

  • Improved student success - higher level of performance in academic/personal areas.

  • More effective learning/teaching environment – students will know that they can get needed assistance and faculty will be able to teach to a higher level of performance expectations.

  • More effective utilization of Student Services resources - increased referrals for appropriate student problems/issues.


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STUDENT SUCCESS KIT (Potential tools- alphabetical listing)


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SSK Potential tools (cont.)


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STUDENT SUCCESS KIT

  • Tool Kits fall under 5 main categories:

    • ACADEMIC SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

      • Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening

    • STUDY AND THINKING SKILLS

      • Learning, Memory, Study Skills, & Critical Thinking

    • PERSONAL ISSUES

      • Motivation, Self Esteem, Relationships, Conflict Resolution, & Health

    • PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

      • Time Management, Money Management, Personal Purpose, & Career Planning

    • RESOURCE NEEDS


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Instructions

  • Use the following values of a 5 point scale to score each of

    the 8 questions per category on the questionnaire:

    • - The statement is always or almost always true for you (around 100%)

      4 - The statement is often true for you

      (around 75%)

    • - The statement is sometimes true for you

      (around 50%)

    • - The statement is seldom true for you

      (around 25%)

      1- The statement is never or almost never true for you (around 0%)

      Answer each question as honestly as you can.


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Instructions (cont.)

  • When you have answered all 8 questions for all 18 tools,

    add the points for each tool and mark the score on the

    Total Score line.

    (Note: the highest possible score for each tool is 40.)

  • Transfer the totals to the Student Success Profile Sheet.

  • Connect the scores with a line from tool to tool.

  • Review your Student Success Profile carefully:

    Below 25:Probable trouble areas

    25 - 30:Potential areas for improvement

    30 - 40:Indicates probable success


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ACADEMIC SKILL DEVELOPMENT

  • Reading

  • Writing

  • Speaking Skills

  • Listening Skills


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STUDY AND THINKING SKILLS

  • Learning Styles

  • Memory

  • Study Skills

  • Creative and Critical Thinking


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PERSONAL ISSUES

  • Motivation

  • Self Esteem

  • Personal Relationships

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Health


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PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

  • Time Management

  • Money Management

  • Personal Purpose

  • Career Planning


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RESOURCE NEEDS

  • Support Resources


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Utilizing the Student Success Tool Kit

  • Once areas for improvement have been identified, offer ample resources for each “tool” and commit time to follow-up with each student to discuss issues in depth.

  • Have “tool manuals” in handy location

  • Have electronic versions if possible

  • Develop a Learning Contract


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Student Success Kit Process

Review results

with student

Determine

who needs

the SSK

Follow through

as appropriate

Have the student

complete the SSK,

after explanation

  • Provide:

  • Tool Kit

  • Resource Materials

  • Learning Contract


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College of the DesertReferrals & Resources

  • Academic Skills Development

    • Academic Skills Center760-773-2557

    • Adult Basic Education (ABE)760-776-7318

    • Eastern Valley Center (EVC)760-776-7200

    • GED/High School Completion760-776-7318

    • Learning Communities760-773-2520

    • Math/Science Study Center760-674-3769

    • MESA(math/science/engineering majors)760-776-7455

    • Tutoring Center760-776-7241

    • Writing Lab760-773-2557

  • Study and Thinking Skills

    • Academic Skills Center Courses (ASC)Course Schedule

    • Student Development Courses (STDV)Course Schedule

    • Learning CommunitiesCourse Schedule


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    College of the DesertReferrals & Resources (cont.)

    • Personal Issues

      • Counseling Center Main Number 760-773-2520

        • Dr. Cheryl Imes, Campus Psychologist

        • Dr. Basil Augustine, Counselor/Psychologist

      • Disabled Student Programs & Services760-773-2534

      • Nurse – Health Services760-776-7211

    • Planning for the Future

      • Career/Transfer Center760-862-1351

      • Counseling Center760-773-2520

        Counselors: Eve-Marie Andrews, Basil Augustine,

        Khanh Hoang, Maria Jasso, Elise King,

        Rey Ortiz, Fred Sangiorgio, and Jose Simo.

      • Financial Aid and Scholarship information760-773-2532


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    College of the DesertReferrals & Resources (cont.)

    • Resources

      • ACES760-776-7347

      • Admissions & Records760-773-2516

      • CalWORKs – Lana Kroll760-862-1343

      • Child Development Center760-776-7262

      • Counseling Center760-773-2520

      • DSPS 760-773-2534

      • EOPS/CARE - Carol Lasquade760-773-2538

      • Financial Aid760-773-2532

      • Foster Youth Initiative – Khanh Hoang760-776-7424

      • Mini-Corps (teaching majors)760-776-7347

      • New Horizons Book Loan – Nori Bambusch760-773-2571 Security760-341-2111

      • Student Life Office – Carlos Maldonado760-862-1317

      • Veterans Services – Donni Prince760-773-2536

      • Work Experience – Michelle Richards 760-862-1344


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    Great Resources

    • Resources

      • Great Books:

        • Carter, Carol, et. al. Keys to Success. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1998.

        • Driggers, Joann. Life Management Skills: Taking Charge of Your Life. NY: Delmar Publishers.1999.

        • Ellis, David. Becoming a Master Student. Boston: Houghton, 2008.

        • Ellis, David, et. al. Career Planning. Boston: Houghton, 1993.

        • Ruggerio, Vincent Ryan. Becoming a Critical Thinker. Boston:

          Houghton, 1996.

        • Wahlstrom, Carl, and Brian K. Williams. Learning Success: Being Your Best at College & Life. CA: Wadsworth, 2002.


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    Our Student Success “Tool Kit”

    • Resources

      SSK Tool Box Counseling Center Administration Bldg.


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    Questions and Comments

    Thank you for coming!For further information, please contact:Rey Ortiz @[email protected]


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