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  • 1. A DREAM DEFERRED: THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN EDUCATION THE PALMER HOUSE HILTON CHICAGO, ILLINOIS MAY1-2, 2013 Dr. Fay M. Butler LaGuardia Community College/CUNY Creating Innovative Programs with Community Colleges to Improve the Retention of African American Students A DREAM DEFERRED: THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN EDUCATION THE PALMER HOUSE HILTON CHICAGO, ILLINOIS MAY1-2, 2013 Dr. Fay M. Butler LaGuardia Community College/CUNY
  • 2. THERE ARE TWO PROPOSED WORKSHOP OUTCOMES •THE FIRST OUTCOME IS TO UNDERSTAND WHY WE NEED COMMUNITY COLLEGES TO MAINTAIN AND INCREASE RETENTION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS •THE SECOND OUTCOME IS TO ENGAGE IN MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS ABOUT PROGRAMMING AT AND PARTNERING WITH COMMUNITY COLLEGES AS IT RELATES TO RETENTION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS Creating Innovative Programs with Community Colleges to Improve the Retention of African American Students THERE ARE TWO PROPOSED WORKSHOP OUTCOMES •THE FIRST OUTCOME IS TO UNDERSTAND WHY WE NEED COMMUNITY COLLEGES TO MAINTAIN AND INCREASE RETENTION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS •THE SECOND OUTCOME IS TO ENGAGE IN MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS ABOUT PROGRAMMING AT AND PARTNERING WITH COMMUNITY COLLEGES AS IT RELATES TO RETENTION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS
  • 3. Creating Innovative Programs with Community Colleges to Improve the Retention of African American Students This workshop will be presented in four parts I. The Importance of the Community College in the Higher Education Landscape- II. Why the Community College Matters for African American Students- The Retention Pipeline III. I Have a Dream-Creating Innovative Programs- IV. Case Study Exercise V. Wrap Up/ Q& A This workshop will be presented in four parts I. The Importance of the Community College in the Higher Education Landscape- II. Why the Community College Matters for African American Students- The Retention Pipeline III. I Have a Dream-Creating Innovative Programs- IV. Case Study Exercise V. Wrap Up/ Q& A
  • 4. Creating Innovative Programs with Community Colleges to Improve the Retention of African American Students I. The Importance of the Community College in the Higher Education Landscape- Brief Review and History Community colleges became a national network in the 1960’s with the opening of 457 public community colleges. The number of community colleges has steadily grown since the 1960s. At present, there are 1,166 community colleges in the United States. When the branch campuses of community colleges are included, the number totals about 1600. I. The Importance of the Community College in the Higher Education Landscape- Brief Review and History Community colleges became a national network in the 1960’s with the opening of 457 public community colleges. The number of community colleges has steadily grown since the 1960s. At present, there are 1,166 community colleges in the United States. When the branch campuses of community colleges are included, the number totals about 1600.
  • 5. Creating Innovative Programs with Community Colleges to Improve the Retention of African American Students I. The Importance of the Community College in the Higher Education Landscape- Brief Review and History Community Colleges students comprise a large segment of the postsecondary population and its share of the undergraduate population likely to increase (College Board). I. The Importance of the Community College in the Higher Education Landscape- Brief Review and History Community Colleges students comprise a large segment of the postsecondary population and its share of the undergraduate population likely to increase (College Board).
  • 6. Creating Innovative Programs with Community Colleges to Improve the Retention of African American Students I. The Importance of the Community College in the Higher Education Landscape- Brief Review and History “Community colleges enrolled 6.2 million students (35% of all undergraduates) in 2006-07, including the majority of low- to moderate-income students” (Choy, 2001). I. The Importance of the Community College in the Higher Education Landscape- Brief Review and History “Community colleges enrolled 6.2 million students (35% of all undergraduates) in 2006-07, including the majority of low- to moderate-income students” (Choy, 2001).
  • 7. Creating Innovative Programs with Community Colleges to Improve the Retention of African American Students II. Why the Community College Matters for African American Students-The Retention Pipeline WE NEED COMMUNITY COLLEGES!!! The Retention Pipeline-Student View A place of opportunity for students to begin a journey to springboard them to their destinies. OPEN DOORS….ACCESS II. Why the Community College Matters for African American Students-The Retention Pipeline WE NEED COMMUNITY COLLEGES!!! The Retention Pipeline-Student View A place of opportunity for students to begin a journey to springboard them to their destinies. OPEN DOORS….ACCESS
  • 8. Creating Innovative Programs with Community Colleges to Improve the Retention of African American Students II. Why the Community College Matters for African American Students-The Retention Pipeline The Retention Pipeline-The Institutional View A steady, “credible” resource for Institutions to maintain or increase their enrollment goals/numbers. II. Why the Community College Matters for African American Students-The Retention Pipeline The Retention Pipeline-The Institutional View A steady, “credible” resource for Institutions to maintain or increase their enrollment goals/numbers.
  • 9. Creating Innovative Programs with Community Colleges to Improve the Retention of African American Students II. Why the Community College Matters for African American Students-The Retention Pipeline WE NEED COMMUNITY COLLEGES!!! The Community College Today • Nearly half of all undergraduates, and more than 50 percent of all Black and Latino students attend community colleges (American Association of Community Colleges, AACC, 2006) II. Why the Community College Matters for African American Students-The Retention Pipeline WE NEED COMMUNITY COLLEGES!!! The Community College Today • Nearly half of all undergraduates, and more than 50 percent of all Black and Latino students attend community colleges (American Association of Community Colleges, AACC, 2006)
  • 10. Creating Innovative Programs with Community Colleges to Improve the Retention of African American Students II. Why the Community College Matters for African American Students-The Retention Pipeline WE NEED COMMUNITY COLLEGES!!! • Traditionally, our community colleges have been critical portals of entry to higher education for underserved students. They enroll high proportions of Black, Latino and Native American Students and high proportions of students from lower income and working class families. (Rhoades, 2012) II. Why the Community College Matters for African American Students-The Retention Pipeline WE NEED COMMUNITY COLLEGES!!! • Traditionally, our community colleges have been critical portals of entry to higher education for underserved students. They enroll high proportions of Black, Latino and Native American Students and high proportions of students from lower income and working class families. (Rhoades, 2012)
  • 11. Creating Innovative Programs with Community Colleges to Improve the Retention of African American Students II. Why the Community College Matters for African American Students- The Retention Pipeline o Community Colleges can serve as a springboard to educational success.- Affordable and accessible o Community colleges are a vital part of the postsecondary education delivery system. o Community colleges offer a wide variety of programs- flexibility allows institutions to meet varied student needs o Community Colleges can be a good choice for students unsure of their degree path II. Why the Community College Matters for African American Students- The Retention Pipeline o Community Colleges can serve as a springboard to educational success.- Affordable and accessible o Community colleges are a vital part of the postsecondary education delivery system. o Community colleges offer a wide variety of programs- flexibility allows institutions to meet varied student needs o Community Colleges can be a good choice for students unsure of their degree path
  • 12. Creating Innovative Programs with Community Colleges to Improve the Retention of African American Students II. Why the Community College Matters for African American Students- The Retention Pipeline WE NEED COMMUNITY COLLEGES  MEET THE STUDENTS WHERE THEY ARE-the Community College  THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXPERIENCE IS JUST THE BEGINNING II. Why the Community College Matters for African American Students- The Retention Pipeline WE NEED COMMUNITY COLLEGES  MEET THE STUDENTS WHERE THEY ARE-the Community College  THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXPERIENCE IS JUST THE BEGINNING
  • 13. Creating Innovative Programs with Community Colleges to Improve the Retention of African American Students III. I have a Dream-Creating Innovative Programs-  INNOVATION- DEFINED-a new idea, method, or device : novelty.  For this presentation, think of innovation as a new idea or initiative in that…the idea may not be new to the industry but will be new for you or your institution III. I have a Dream-Creating Innovative Programs-  INNOVATION- DEFINED-a new idea, method, or device : novelty.  For this presentation, think of innovation as a new idea or initiative in that…the idea may not be new to the industry but will be new for you or your institution
  • 14. Creating Innovative Programs with Community Colleges to Improve the Retention of African American Students III. I have a Dream-Creating Innovative Programs- DREAMS and ideas BUT FIRST Who are you-What is your role at your institution, what influence do you have?-You don’t always need position power to have influence Why-If you are interested in creating and implementing initiatives with a community college, you need to have partners and buy in. III. I have a Dream-Creating Innovative Programs- DREAMS and ideas BUT FIRST Who are you-What is your role at your institution, what influence do you have?-You don’t always need position power to have influence Why-If you are interested in creating and implementing initiatives with a community college, you need to have partners and buy in.
  • 15. Creating Innovative Programs with Community Colleges to Improve the Retention of African American Students III. I have a Dream-Creating Innovative Programs- • What has worked in the past with Community Colleges? Partnerships  Institutions that have been successful have created transfer pathways or dual admissions programs, they have created cultures on their campuses that are receptive to transfer students.  (Read College Board Report “Improving Student Transfer from Community Colleges to Four-Year Institutions”) III. I have a Dream-Creating Innovative Programs- • What has worked in the past with Community Colleges? Partnerships  Institutions that have been successful have created transfer pathways or dual admissions programs, they have created cultures on their campuses that are receptive to transfer students.  (Read College Board Report “Improving Student Transfer from Community Colleges to Four-Year Institutions”)
  • 16. Creating Innovative Programs with Community Colleges to Improve the Retention of African American Students III. I have a Dream-Creating Innovative Programs- OTHER QUESTIONS • Can successful programs be duplicated at your institution? What would be the challenges? • Why Partner With Community Colleges- College Board lists the following reasons III. I have a Dream-Creating Innovative Programs- OTHER QUESTIONS • Can successful programs be duplicated at your institution? What would be the challenges? • Why Partner With Community Colleges- College Board lists the following reasons
  • 17. Creating Innovative Programs with Community Colleges to Improve the Retention of African American Students III. I have a Dream-Creating Innovative Programs-  REASONS TO PARTNER WITH COMMUNITY COLLEGES They serve almost half of the undergraduate students in the United States, providing open access to postsecondary education, preparing students for transfer to 4-year institutions, providing workforce development and skills training, and offering noncredit programs ranging from English as a second language to skills retraining to community enrichment programs or cultural activities. (AACC, 2006) III. I have a Dream-Creating Innovative Programs-  REASONS TO PARTNER WITH COMMUNITY COLLEGES They serve almost half of the undergraduate students in the United States, providing open access to postsecondary education, preparing students for transfer to 4-year institutions, providing workforce development and skills training, and offering noncredit programs ranging from English as a second language to skills retraining to community enrichment programs or cultural activities. (AACC, 2006)
  • 18. Creating Innovative Programs with Community Colleges to Improve the Retention of African American Students III. I have a Dream-Creating Innovative Programs-  REASONS TO PARTNER WITH COMMUNITY COLLEGES Transfer has been and continues to be a popular goal for a large proportion of incoming community college students. Surveys indicate that at least 50 percent and perhaps as many as 80 percent of all incoming community college students seek to transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree. III. I have a Dream-Creating Innovative Programs-  REASONS TO PARTNER WITH COMMUNITY COLLEGES Transfer has been and continues to be a popular goal for a large proportion of incoming community college students. Surveys indicate that at least 50 percent and perhaps as many as 80 percent of all incoming community college students seek to transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree.
  • 19. Creating Innovative Programs with Community Colleges to Improve the Retention of African American Students III. I have a Dream-Creating Innovative Programs-  REASONS TO PARTNER WITH COMMUNITY COLLEGES Many students who intend to earn sub baccalaureate credentials at a community college often increase their educational aspirations after starting at a two year college. (College Board, 2011) III. I have a Dream-Creating Innovative Programs-  REASONS TO PARTNER WITH COMMUNITY COLLEGES Many students who intend to earn sub baccalaureate credentials at a community college often increase their educational aspirations after starting at a two year college. (College Board, 2011)
  • 20. Creating Innovative Programs with Community Colleges to Improve the Retention of African American Students III. I have a Dream-Creating Innovative Programs-  REASONS TO PARTNER WITH COMMUNITY COLLEGES* Community colleges attract students from underserved groups in greater numbers than four year colleges and universities* • Nearly half of all undergraduates, and more than 50 percent of all Black and Latino students attend community colleges (American Association of Community Colleges, AACC, 2006)* Emphasis Mine III. I have a Dream-Creating Innovative Programs-  REASONS TO PARTNER WITH COMMUNITY COLLEGES* Community colleges attract students from underserved groups in greater numbers than four year colleges and universities* • Nearly half of all undergraduates, and more than 50 percent of all Black and Latino students attend community colleges (American Association of Community Colleges, AACC, 2006)* Emphasis Mine
  • 21. Creating Innovative Programs with Community Colleges to Improve the Retention of African American Students III. I have a Dream-Creating Innovative Programs-  WHAT PROGRAMMING INITIATIVE OR PARTNERSHIP WILL WORK FOR YOUR INSTITUTION TO IMPROVE OVERALL RETENTION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS  PROGRAMMING-defined as institutional initiatives to create a program or build on a program that is in place*(case study)  PARTNERSHIPS- Two year/Four year, Two Year/CBO III. I have a Dream-Creating Innovative Programs-  WHAT PROGRAMMING INITIATIVE OR PARTNERSHIP WILL WORK FOR YOUR INSTITUTION TO IMPROVE OVERALL RETENTION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS  PROGRAMMING-defined as institutional initiatives to create a program or build on a program that is in place*(case study)  PARTNERSHIPS- Two year/Four year, Two Year/CBO
  • 22. Creating Innovative Programs with Community Colleges to Improve the Retention of African American Students SUMMARY Community Colleges are significant in the Higher Education Landscape Community- nearly 50% of undergraduates and more than half of Black and Latino Students first enroll at Community Colleges Meet the students where they are- Keep them in the Higher Education Pipeline Think of Programming or try partnerships SUMMARY Community Colleges are significant in the Higher Education Landscape Community- nearly 50% of undergraduates and more than half of Black and Latino Students first enroll at Community Colleges Meet the students where they are- Keep them in the Higher Education Pipeline Think of Programming or try partnerships
  • 23. Creating Innovative Programs with Community Colleges to Improve the Retention of African American Students IV. Case Study Exercise V. Wrap UP Dr. Butler Contact: Fbutler@lagcc.cuny.edu IV. Case Study Exercise V. Wrap UP Dr. Butler Contact: Fbutler@lagcc.cuny.edu
  • 24. Creating Innovative Programs with Community Colleges to Improve the Retention of African American Students References  College Board Report: Improving Student Transfer from Community Colleges to Four Year Institutions- Perspectives of Leaders from Baccalaureate- Granting Institutions (2011)  Facilitating Seamless Transition for Transfer Students: University-Community College Relationships. Session W1.126 AACRAO 2006, San Diego, Ca  Geleskie. E. (2008). Advisors Perceptions of Barriers to a Smooth Transition from a Community College to a Four- Year University. Dissertation. University of Pennsylvania References  College Board Report: Improving Student Transfer from Community Colleges to Four Year Institutions- Perspectives of Leaders from Baccalaureate- Granting Institutions (2011)  Facilitating Seamless Transition for Transfer Students: University-Community College Relationships. Session W1.126 AACRAO 2006, San Diego, Ca  Geleskie. E. (2008). Advisors Perceptions of Barriers to a Smooth Transition from a Community College to a Four- Year University. Dissertation. University of Pennsylvania
  • 25. Creating Innovative Programs with Community Colleges to Improve the Retention of African American Students References  Haurwitz, R. (2010). Community colleges face funding, classroom challenges amid rising enrollment. Statesman.com (December 29, 2010)  Johnson, G. (2007). Seamless Transition in the Twenty- First Century: Partnering to Survive and Thrive. New Directions for Community Colleges, no 139.Fall 2007  Mellow, G &Heelan, C. (2008). Minding The Dream . Rowman and Littlefield, New York, NY  Rhoades, G. (2012) Closing the Door, Increasing the Gap: Who’s not going to (community) college?. Center for the Future of Higher Education References  Haurwitz, R. (2010). Community colleges face funding, classroom challenges amid rising enrollment. Statesman.com (December 29, 2010)  Johnson, G. (2007). Seamless Transition in the Twenty- First Century: Partnering to Survive and Thrive. New Directions for Community Colleges, no 139.Fall 2007  Mellow, G &Heelan, C. (2008). Minding The Dream . Rowman and Littlefield, New York, NY  Rhoades, G. (2012) Closing the Door, Increasing the Gap: Who’s not going to (community) college?. Center for the Future of Higher Education

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