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Connect2Complete A Campus Compact program funded byThe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation February 2013
Connect2Complete Campus Compact seeks to educate citizens and build communities by advancing civic engagement and the civic purpose of highereducation through a national network of state affiliates, member institutions, and partners.
Connect2CompleteC2C Goals•Students are supported in their goals ofachieving academic success and credentialedcompletion.•Students are more engaged with their peers,the community college, and the broadercommunity.
Connect2CompleteSub-Grantees Florida Ohio Washington Florida Campus Ohio Campus Washington Campus Compact Compact Compact Broward Cuyahoga Big Bend Miami Dade Lorain County Edmonds Tallahassee Owens Green River
Connect2CompleteC2C Partners•Evaluators Brandeis University - Aggregate student record data - Surveys•Community College National Center forCommunity Engagement (CCNCCE)
Connect2CompleteTarget StudentsDevelopmental Education StudentsStudents taking developmental education courses have a longerroute to completion and, therefore, are less likely to graduatethan students not needing remediation.Low-Income StudentsEconomically disadvantaged populations are found to persist and/orgraduate at lower rates than their counterparts(Bailey, Jeong and Cho, 2009).
Connect2CompleteStrategies•Peer Assisted Community-Engaged Learning•Peer AdvocacyBoth of these strategies encourage academic andpersonal development and social integration, key factors for student retention.
Connect2Complete Role of the Peer Advocate Peer Assisted Community-Engaged Learning•Introduce students to service-learning pedagogy•Develop/maintain relationships with community or campuspartnerships•Facilitate reflection•Plan workshops that connect service and coursework to civiclearning outcomes
Connect2Complete Role of the Peer Advocate Peer Advocacy•Explore identities, life experiences, self-concept tohelp develop a college staying identity•Encourage development of relationships•Orient students to services and resources•Help students develop college know-how•Guide students in ways that make college life easier
Connect2Complete C2C Models Course-Based Co-CurricularCommunity-Engaged • Service-learning Service-projects withLearning • PAs collaborate with reflection supported by faculty PAs and student affairs staffPeer Advocacy Occurs formally and Occurs formally and informally during and outside informally outside of class of class time. time.
Connect2CompletePeer Advocate Incentivesa.Federal Work Study fundsb.Credit or non-credit leadership developmenttrainingc.Credit or non-credit leadership developmenttraining and an AmeriCorps Ed Award
Connect2CompleteC2C Faculty Fellows Community of PracticeGoals•Interact and build relationships - help each other solve problems and answer questions - network across teams•Accumulate and disseminate knowledge
Connect2CompleteActivities of the C2C Faculty FellowsFall 2012•Calls/meetings within state•Online learning community•Prof development activities (state/campus based)Winter/Spring 2013•Faculty Fellows Institute•Collaborative service-learning/peer advocacy project•Campus based activities
Connect2CompleteReferencesBailey, T., Jeong, D.W. & Cho, S.W. (2009). Referral, Enrollment, andCompletion in Developmental Education Sequences in Community Colleges.CCRC Working Paper No 15.Campus Compact. (2010). Increasing College Access and Success throughCivic Engagement. Issue Brief. Print.Crisp, G. (2010). The impact of mentoring on the success of communitycollege students. The Review of Higher Education, 34(1), 39-60.Humphreys, D. (2012) What’s Wrong with the Completion Agenda – AndWhat We Can Do About It. Liberal Education, 98(1).