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  • 1. .XL – The Summer Bridge & First-Year Experience Program Lynn Wright Pasadena City College Pasadena, California
  • 2. “ I did not like high school and I did really bad in high school. And I did not think I would ever graduate and go to college. So right now, I think off it like this is where I can start my life. And then I can go on and do the things I want to and continue on to become a successful person.” .XL3 student
  • 3. The .XL Mission
    • The .XL program is designed to help first-generation and traditionally underrepresented students make a smooth and successful transition from high school to college in a nurturing, collaborative environment.
  • 4. Target Population
  • 5. PCC Summer Bridge: High school graduates take a block of courses in the summer. First-Year Experience: They remain as a cohort for the remainder of their first year. High School Graduates Summer Bridge and The First-Year Experience Math SI Summer Math, Engl, Counseling Fall Math & English Spring
  • 6.
    • Program Director
    • Recruiter
    • .XL Student Ambassadors
    • Faculty
    • -- 2 math, 2 English
    • Counselor
    • 2 Instructional Aides
    .XL Staff
  • 7. Timeline Spring 2006 Secure instructors, classes, days and hours, and rooms February – June 2007 Recruitment at local high schools May & June 2007 Placement tests June 2007 Creation of two cohorts July 2007, 2 weeks before Summer Bridge Orientation
  • 8. Orientation
    • Registration
    • Textbook & parking permit purchase
    • Student IDs
    • Parent and student contracts
    • Financial Aid advisement
  • 9. Summer Bridge Data .XL Cohorts 3, 4, & 5 Prealgebra Retention Success Persistence (Summer to Fall) .XL5 (Summer 2006) 100% 74% 95% .XL4 (Summer 2005) 100% 76% 93% .XL3 (Summer 2004) 92% 68% 93% Matched Comparison Group (Age, ethnicity, course) 80% 53% 68%
  • 10. Fall Math Data
    • Fall to Spring Persistence
      • .XL 2-5: 88%
      • PCC: 69%
      • Hispanic: 67%
    • Success – No significant difference
  • 11. An Important Finding
    • Students engaged in an intense and sustained intervention have a greater chance of staying in school and succeeding than those who do not.
  • 12. Unexpected but Welcomed Outcomes
    • The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
      • Faculty Inquiry
      • Development of SLOs
      • Research and Experimentation
      • Collegiality
    • Collaboration with other first-year experience program directors at PCC
    • New linked courses and programs
  • 13. .XL Variations
    • Reading Jam
    • Math Jam
    • .XL Now
    • .XL Health Sciences
  • 14. Questions for Discussion
    • Is it wise to shelter young, under-prepared students?
    • Is the program worth the cost/student?
    • Can the college scale up, offer the same experience to more students, maintain the same standards and level of intimacy, and have the same impact?
  • 15. A Math Instructor and Her Students “ Prealgebra is not so much about teaching math as it is about teaching students that they can do math.”