Student Success Santa Barbara Community College Dr. Marsha Fralick
Ice Breaker What are your goals for this workshop? Think Pair Share
Overview Morning • Research on student success • Practical applications • Exploring personality type with Do What You Are • Exercises • Exploring learning style with PEPS • Exercise
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)
Training Notes www.collegesuccess1.com
The American Dream • Get a degree • Get a better job • Improve the quality of life • Increase self-respect • Be the best you can be
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
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
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..
To Achieve the Dream • Improve basic skills including how to study • Understand career trends of the future and how they can prepare for them.
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
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
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
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
CCSE Strategy#4: Use Engaging Instructional Approaches • Active and collaborative learning increases persistence and retention • Most successful engagement activities happen in the classroom
CSSE Strategy #5: Make Engagement Inescapable • In the classroom • Academic advising?
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
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.
Cuyamaca College El Cajon, CA
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
Bridge High School Community College University
College Success • Motivation • Time and Money • Memory and Reading • Test Taking • Taking Notes, Writing and Speaking
Career Success • Personality and Related Majors • Learning Style and Intelligence • Interests and Values • Career and Educational Planning
Lifelong Success • Communication and Relationships • Critical and Creative Thinking • Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle • Appreciating Diversity • Positive Thinking • Life Stages
Course Choices • Face to Face • 22 sections • Blended • 22 sections • Online • 12 sections
Program Results Program Review 2000, 2005
Persistence • Students who return the next semester • Approximately half of community college students nationwide do not persist after the first semester
College Persistence Semester to Semester5 Year Average at Cuyamaca College • All successful PDC students 89% • All students 63% A 26% improvement!
Student Confidence • The course helped 62% of students feel more confident about their academic skills
Student Satisfaction 88% of students rated the course as very good or good.
Grade Improvement • 72% of student agreed or strongly agreed that the course helped to improve grades
College Success: A Study of Positive and Negative Attrition Community College Review
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.
Choosing a Major • The course helped 52% of students choose a major
Personality • Carl Jung and personality type • Online:
Carl Jung 1875-1961 • We are born with natural preferences which we develop over a lifetime. • Exercise: What is a preference?
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.
Getting Good Results • Encourage students to give honest answers. • What are some reasons students would not give honest answers? • Think, Pair, Share
Administering the DWYA • The test does not measure: • Intelligence • Psychological or emotional health
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
Begin Self-Assessment How we interact with the world and where we place our energy E_____________________________|____________________________I Extraversion Introversion
Self-Assessment The kind of information we naturally notice and remember S_____________________________|___________________________N Sensing Intuition
Personality Exercise • Write about the picture for 5 minutes