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san jacinto college dr marsha fralick january 14 2010
San Jacinto College

Dr. Marsha Fralick

January 14, 2010

ice breaker
Ice Breaker
  • Happiness is . . . .
  • One sentence only
  • We know that your family makes you happy. What else makes you happy?



Improving retention and success

Resources and training


Using technology with New Millennial Students

More in depth: Do What You Are/PEPS

Susan Rush from Lone Star on implementation and results (3:45)

keys to success
Keys to Success
  • The program helps students to make a good choice of a major and career.
careers a key component
Careers: A Key Component
  • The focus is on personal development. Develop self-motivation through self-awareness:
    • Personality
    • Learning Style
    • Interests
    • Values
    • Career Research

Statistically accurate

  • Valid and reliable
  • College scenarios are easy to read and understand.
keys to success1
Keys to Success

The program helps students to understand their learning style and how to become a lifelong learner.


Productivity Environment Preference Survey (PEPS)

  • Comprehensive
    • 20 factors affecting learning style
  • Helps students understand how they learn best
keys to success2
Keys to Success
  • At the end of each chapter
  • Inspiration
  • Positive thinking
  • For example:
    • Life is a dangerous opportunity
applied psychology
Applied Psychology

From theory to practice

Academically rigorous, yet practical

Easy to read

Structured writing assignments for new and developmental students

broad scope
Broad Scope

College success

Career success

Lifelong success

college success
College Success


Time and Money

Memory and Reading

Test Taking

Taking Notes, Writing and Speaking

career success
Career Success

Personality and Related Majors

Learning Style and Intelligence

Interests and Values

Career and Educational Planning

lifelong success
Lifelong Success

Communication and Relationships

Critical and Creative Thinking

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

Appreciating Diversity

Positive Thinking

Life Stages

engaging students in learning
Engaging Students in Learning

Interactive online format with journal entries, quizzes, activities, surveys, videos

Classroom exercises for engaging students in learning

personalized for each college
Personalized for each college

Includes your information about counseling, financial aid, health and other student services

personalized for each student
Personalized for each student

Based on personality and learning style

Refers to the student by their name







let s take a look

Let’s Take a Look

technology helps guide students through the critical first two weeks
Technology helps guide students through the critical first two weeks

Make sure all students have started

Monitor progress from the beginning

Engaging material for the New Millennial Generation

ease of use
Ease of Use
  • Faculty from a variety of backgrounds can use the program.
  • All student cover the same material online in an interactive format.
  • Faculty lead discussions, clarify concepts and engage students with interactive exercises.
resources and training
Resources and Training
  • Overview of features and resources
  • Using the assessments effectively
  • Using the technology
  • Using CollegeScope to increase retention and success
  • Tips for engaging students in learning
college success 1
College Success 1
  • Resources for faculty and students

Training Notes

how to choose a career
How to Choose a Career
  • Job jar activity

Students who return the next semester.

Approximately half of community college students nationwide do not persist after the first semester.


San Jacinto College

(From AtD Research Brief)

college persistence semester to semester 5 year average at cuyamaca college
College Persistence Semester to Semester 5 Year Average at Cuyamaca College

All successful PDC students 89%

All students 63%

A 26% improvement!

fall 2008 data
Fall 2008 Data


Retention = Registered for any credit course in the Spring


A Skill Needed for College Success

new millennials
New Millennials

Our current college students were born after 1990

Most were born with a computer in the home and were using them by age 5

Cyber generation

The connected generation

82% are online daily

Average 12 hours per week online

these new millennial students are now being called generation e
These New Millennial students are now being called Generation E

What does the “E” stand for?

new millennials or generation e
New Millennials or Generation E
  • 18-30 years old
  • Empowered
  • Entitled
  • Electronic
    • Leading change from paper to electronic media
introduce yourself where are you in the technology continuum
Introduce yourself. Where are you in the technology continuum?

Baby boomer 1946-1964

Generation X 1965-1977

New Millennials1977-1995

Generation Z (Zippies) comes next

How much technology did you use in college?

three great eras of globalization
Three Great Eras of Globalization
  • 1492 Columbus set sail to find new trade routes
    • the earth is round
  • 1880-2000 Industrial Revolution
    • Railways, highways and communication makes the world smaller
globalization 3 0
Globalization 3.0
  • Began in 2000
  • Convergence of the computer and fiber optic cable that enables global collaboration and competition
  • The flat world
rapid change
Rapid Change
  • Berlin Wall fell in 1990
  • World Wide Web created in 1991
  • Windows, Netscape and Internet Explorer invented 1995
  • Google invented 1998
  • iPhone invented 2007
new question
New Question
  • Where do I as an individual fit into the global competition and opportunities of the day, and how can I, on my own, collaborate with others globally?
  • Outsourcing is changing the way we do business.
skills needed for the flat world
Skills Needed for the Flat World

Passion and curiosity

Being able to navigate the virtual world

Be a good adapter, synthesizer and collaborator

Appreciation of diversity

  • Reading
  • Computer skills
  • Math
  • Science
  • Learn how to learn
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • People skills
dawn cardenas college success student

Being in the Millennial Generation, I did start using computers as a young child. I learned how to spell with the help of computers and how to read with computerized books. Computers have always been a part of my life, which is probably why I am so drawn to them.

Dawn CardenasCollege Success Student


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.

rationale for using technology
Rationale for Using Technology

It prepares students for good paying jobs in the flat world

Improved retention and success

New roles for faculty

Your students use it

It captures their attention

Education any time or place

carl jung 1875 1961
Carl Jung 1875-1961

We are born with natural preferences which we develop over a lifetime.

There are no good or bad types.

Each type has their own unique gifts and talents.

Exercise: What is a preference?

key theme
Key Theme




  • Choosing a major
  • Career choice
  • Learning Style
begin self assessment
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



personality exercise
Personality Exercise

Write about the picture for 3 minutes

self assessment1

How we make decisions



self assessment2

Whether we prefer to live in a more structured or spontaneous way



j and p exercise
J and P Exercise:
  • Where do you stand?
    • I can play anytime
    • I have to finish my work before I play
the peps learning style assessment
The PEPS Learning Style Assessment
  • Measures preferences in 20 areas
    • Perceptual
      • Auditory
      • Visual
      • Kinesthetic
      • Tactile
  • Immediate environment
    • Sound
    • Heat
    • Light
    • Design (formal or informal)
  • Emotionality
    • Motivation
    • Responsibility
    • Persistence
    • Structure
  • Sociological
    • Self oriented
    • Peer oriented
    • Adult oriented
  • Physical
    • Time of day
    • Food intake
    • Mobility
  • Auditory (one third)
  • Visual (one third)
  • Tactile/Kinesthetic (one third)

Learning disabled as well as gifted prefer tactile/kinesthetic

what is
What is

Something you learned?

Something you found useful?

  • Discussion
  • Evaluation