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  1. Student Success Santa Barbara Community College Dr. Marsha Fralick

  2. Ice Breaker What are your goals for this workshop? Think Pair Share

  3. Overview Morning • Research on student success • Practical applications • Exploring personality type with Do What You Are • Exercises • Exploring learning style with PEPS • Exercise

  4. Overview Afternoon • Components of a model student success program • Engaging students in Learning • Practical exercises for the classroom • Resources for instructors and workshop presenters • Favorite Exercises (if time)

  5. Training Notes www.collegesuccess1.com

  6. What is the dream that students have when they begin college?

  7. The American Dream • Get a degree • Get a better job • Improve the quality of life • Increase self-respect • Be the best you can be

  8. The Reality • What Happens? • After 8 years, only 53% of those seeking degrees achieved their goals • 40-50% of the students don’t even return the next semester • 6 out of 10 transfer students give up their plans or drop out in one semester Sources: Achieving the Dream website, PACE Research

  9. Achieving the Dream is Difficult • Lack of basic skills in reading, writing and math • Poor study habits • Lack of clear goals for college and careers • Unfamiliar with available on-campus resources • College success courses help students achieve their goals. From Community College Research CenterCCRC Brief

  10. America’s Perfect Storm Technological innovation and globalization have changed the world of work. Higher levels of education equal higher pay. Large numbers of students lack literacy skills, especially disadvantaged minorities. The population is becoming older and more diverse. Most new growth from immigrants with lower skills..

  11. Many of our students are not prepared for the storm

  12. To Achieve the Dream • Improve basic skills including how to study • Understand career trends of the future and how they can prepare for them.

  13. Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) • College reform based on research • Recommendations based on surveys of 700,000 students from 548 colleges in 48 states over the past 5 years

  14. CCSSE Strategy #1: Set High Expectations and Clear Goals • Believe that all students can learn • Create roadmaps for accomplishing degree and transfer goals • Provide the support needed to accomplish goals

  15. CCSSE Strategy #2: Focus on the Front Door • Helping students succeed the first semester dramatically increases retention • Critical early periods • Academic advising plays a key role

  16. CCSSE Strategy #3: Elevate Developmental Education • 61% are underprepared • Need assessment and placement • In addition to reading, writing and math, students need to know how to study and learn • Emphasis on learning style • Becoming a lifelong learner

  17. CCSE Strategy#4: Use Engaging Instructional Approaches • Active and collaborative learning increases persistence and retention • Most successful engagement activities happen in the classroom

  18. CSSE Strategy #5: Make Engagement Inescapable • In the classroom • Academic advising?

  19. Some Lessons Learned • Engagement does not happen by accident; it happens by design. • Engagement matters for all student, but it matters more for some than for others: • Underprepared • Students of color • First generation • Nontraditional learners

  20. Group Discussion • How can the CSSE strategies be applied to Santa Barbara Community College? • Each group will read one strategy and brainstorm ideas of how it can be applied. • Share with the larger group.

  21. Cuyamaca College El Cajon, CA

  22. Personal Development 124, Lifelong Success • 8000 students enrolled in college • 2000 take PDC 124 each year • One of the top 15 revenue producing programs for the college • 56 sections a year

  23. Bridge High School Community College University

  24. College Success • Motivation • Time and Money • Memory and Reading • Test Taking • Taking Notes, Writing and Speaking

  25. Career Success • Personality and Related Majors • Learning Style and Intelligence • Interests and Values • Career and Educational Planning

  26. Lifelong Success • Communication and Relationships • Critical and Creative Thinking • Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle • Appreciating Diversity • Positive Thinking • Life Stages

  27. Course Choices • Face to Face • 22 sections • Blended • 22 sections • Online • 12 sections

  28. Program Results Program Review 2000, 2005

  29. The most significant finding is increased persistence.

  30. Persistence • Students who return the next semester • Approximately half of community college students nationwide do not persist after the first semester

  31. College Persistence Semester to Semester5 Year Average at Cuyamaca College • All successful PDC students 89% • All students 63% A 26% improvement!

  32. Student Confidence • The course helped 62% of students feel more confident about their academic skills

  33. Student Satisfaction 88% of students rated the course as very good or good.

  34. Grade Improvement • 72% of student agreed or strongly agreed that the course helped to improve grades

  35. College Success: A Study of Positive and Negative Attrition Community College Review

  36. The Successful Student • Had a definite goal or college major • Earned a B+ or better in high school Based on this research, choosing a major and career planning was included in our college success course.

  37. Choosing a Major • The course helped 52% of students choose a major

  38. Time for a Break?

  39. Personality • Carl Jung and personality type • Online:

  40. Carl Jung 1875-1961 • We are born with natural preferences which we develop over a lifetime. • Exercise: What is a preference?

  41. Administering the DWYA • Find a time when you are not tired or rushed. • There are no right or wrong answers. • Each type has their own unique gifts and talents.

  42. Getting Good Results • Encourage students to give honest answers. • What are some reasons students would not give honest answers? • Think, Pair, Share

  43. Administering the DWYA • The test does not measure: • Intelligence • Psychological or emotional health

  44. Administering the DWYA • Answer the questions honestly to get the best results. • Answer the questions how you usually are when you are not stressed. • Do not answer the questions: • How you want to be • How you have to be at home, work or school • How others want you to be

  45. Begin Self-Assessment How we interact with the world and where we place our energy E_____________________________|____________________________I Extraversion Introversion

  46. Self-Assessment The kind of information we naturally notice and remember S_____________________________|___________________________N Sensing Intuition

  47. Personality Exercise • Write about the picture for 5 minutes