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Lone Star College System Professional Development June 9, 2011. Dr. Marsha Fralick. Ice Breaker. Happiness is ____ We all know our friends and family make us happy. What else?. Overview CollegeScope. Research (brief) and key features Resources Demo of faculty and student portfolios
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Lone Star College SystemProfessional Development June 9, 2011 Dr. Marsha Fralick
Ice Breaker • Happiness is ____ • We all know our friends and family make us happy. What else?
Overview CollegeScope • Research (brief) and key features • Resources • Demo of faculty and student portfolios • Setting up your account and online training • Using CollegeScope to increase retention and success • The Assessments Theory, administration, benefits, exercises
Noteworthy Results • Implementing CollegeScope resulted in a 26% increasein fall to spring persistence! • 87% of students had chosen a major by the end of the course • 62% of students reported more confidence in their academic skills • 88% of students rated the course as good or very good
Published Articles • College Success: A Study of Positive and Negative Attrition • Career Development in a College Success Course
The Successful Student • Had a definite goal or college majorBased on this research, choosing a major and career planning was included in our college success course
Keys to Success • The program helps students to make a good choice of a major and career
Statistically accurate • Valid and reliable • College scenarios are easy to read and understand.
Keys to Success • The program helps students to understand their learning style and how to become a lifelong learner
Learning Style • Measures preferences in 20 areas: • Perceptual • Environmental • Emotional • Sociological • Physical
Personalized • Based on personality and learning style • Refers to the student by their name • This is not possible in a printed text
Keys to Success • Comprehensive curriculum
Career Success • Personality and Related Majors • Learning Style and Intelligence • Interests and Values • Career and Educational Planning
College Success • Motivation • Time and Money • Memory and Reading • Test Taking • Taking Notes, Writing and Speaking
Lifelong Success • Communication and Relationships • Critical and Creative Thinking • Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle • Appreciating Diversity • Positive Thinking • Life Stages
Strength-Based • Foundation for personal and career development based on: • Personality type • Learning style • Multiple intelligences • Interests • Values
Motivation • Students are motivated to complete their education when they have made a good choice of a major and career based on their personal strengths
Encourages Self-Responsibility • Making a good career choice • Developing an educational plan • Setting goals • Managing time to reach goals
Emphasis • Positive thinking • Hope for the future • Future-mindedness
Keys to Success • Use technology to make education engaging and inescapable
New Millennials • Our current college students were born after 1992 • Most were born with a computer in the home and were using them by age 5 • The connected generation • 82% are online daily • Average 12 hours per week online
Use Technology to Connect • 50% send or receive a text message daily • 29% use instant messages daily • 44% have a profile on Facebook or MySpace and 38% use them daily (from Pew Research)
Introduce yourself. Where are you in the technology continuum? • Baby boomer 1946-1964 • Generation X 1965-1977 • New Millennials 1977-1995 • How much technology did you use in college?
What Comes Next? Hippies Yuppies Zippies
Technology • Most college courses, especially upper division courses, have online components. • Working in an online environment is essential for high paying careers. • Students are disadvantaged if they do not have access to the Internet and are skilled in using it. • It is a tool to help faculty focus on interactive exercises instead of lecture. • Education happens any time, any place.
New Features • All students start for free • Chapter 1 doesn’t require payment • All students can start on time • Human eSources Scholarship Program • Every instructor has two free access codes for each section taught • You decide who to give the access codes to
College Success 1 • Resources for faculty and students • www.collegesuccess1.com Training Notes
Quick Tour Student View www.collegescope.com/ccs/lonestar
Quick Tour Faculty View www.collegescope.com/cuyamaca
Setting up your account I need your name and email address to set up your account. You will have online training and support to begin using your account.
Log into your account • http://www.collegescope.com/lonestar
How Students Register and Log In Use the sample student account or the PowerPoint, Getting Started with CollegeScope. firstname.lastname@example.org Password: sample1
The difference between a faculty and student account • The student account has /ccs/ • ccsstands for college and career success • http://www.collegescope.com/ccs/lonestar
Reading is a problem • 30% of students do not buy their books • 70% of students do not read them
Teaching Students to Read http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ
CollegeScope • You will know who has started the program • You can monitor their reading and progress through the program • You can provide early intervention