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  1. Creating an On-Ramp from High School to College Learning college summit 2012

  2. 89% …of traditional-age entering students responding to the Survey of Entering Student Engagement say they believe they have the motivation to do what it takes to succeed in college.

  3. Looking ahead…what will college be like?

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  5. I Have a Goal! On the SENSE survey, traditional-age entering students say… 78%want to obtain an associate degree. 79%want to transfer to a four-year institution. 61%want to complete a certificate program.

  6. Where am I heading?

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  9. 86% …of traditional-age entering students responding to the SENSE survey say they’re academically prepared for college.

  10. I think I’m ready… Video Removed

  11. 71% • of traditional-age entering students responding to the SENSE survey learned that they are not ready for college-level courses that require skills in reading, writing and/or math...

  12. The challenges of dev ed… Video Removed

  13. Was I ready for college?

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  15. New students 18-24 years of age… • More attend full-time • Work fewer hours than older students • Have fewer family responsibilities Yet… they spend less time preparing for class.

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  17. During the first 3 weeks of community college, students 18-24 years old … • 46% came to class unprepared at least once. • 28% skipped class at least once. • 29% did not turn in an assignment at least once.

  18. Younger community college students are more likely to… Turn in an assignment late Not turn in an assignment Come to class unprepared Skip class

  19. 48%drop out before the beginning of their second year.

  20. David Conley, Distinguished Professor, University of Oregon: • “Nobody manages the transition very well.  For most institutions of higher education, it isn't a transition at all.  The student just shows up…there is very little process or systematic thought for what is going on for the student in terms of all the dimensions that are required to make that transition.” 

  21. SENSE Benchmarks for Effective Educational Practice • Early Connections • High Expectations & Aspirations • Clear Academic Plan & Pathway • Effective Track to College Readiness • Engaged Learning • Academic & Social Support Network

  22. Welcome to college! Video Removed

  23. We wear them down… Video Removed

  24. Students don’t know what they don’t know… but we think they should…and behave as though they do!

  25. The students in our focus groups who reported the best experience registering at their college had something in common. What was it?

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  27. 48% …of younger entering community college students say they neversaw an advisor during their first three weeks. 37% for non-traditional-aged students SENSE 2011 Cohort Data

  28. Younger students are less likely to… Use academic advising and planning They ask their friends what to do… 53% vs. 42% for older students SENSE 2011 Cohort Data

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  30. What 18-24 year old new community college students are telling us: • 28% enrolled in a class designed to teach them the skills needed to succeed in college.

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  32. Some students find the on-ramp to college while they are still in high school…

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  34. What makes a class a good class?

  35. Is this learning? Video Removed

  36. This is learning! Video Removed

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  39. Younger community college students are less likely to… Go to a tutor Go to math, English and computer labs Ask an instructor for help Discuss an assignment or grade with an instructor

  40. In high school, I needed help… Video Removed

  41. In college, I need help, but… Video Removed

  42. Students don’t do optional!!

  43. Will James return to college? Video Removed

  44. What questions does the information raise for you? What is one thing you and the college can do to address these findings?

  45. Collaborating to create change: • El Paso Community College • League for Innovation -- Significant Discussions

  46. El Paso Community College College Readiness Initiative – Placement test and refresher courses while in high schoolSummer Bridge Program -- Improve basic skills More students college-ready, more place in highest level of developmental math Students by-passing developmental courses or spending less time in them

  47. Houston Community College Student Success ClassFall to spring persistence increased for all groups except Asian students, which remained constant at 78%.Largest gain has been for African American students – from 69% to 75%.

  48. Skagit Valley College Pilot Fall-Winter Persistence

  49. Zane State Mandatory testing & placement, mandatory orientation, mandatory FYE course, mandatory advising for at-risk students3-year mandatory FYE course associated with 10% increase in fall-to-fall persistence.3-year graduation rate for developmental students now exceeds 50%.

  50. What Matters Most for Student Success?