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Balancing Access and Completion:
Partnerships and Pathways
Susan Hallenbeck, PhD
Today’s Conversation
Challenges Facing Students
and Institutions
What Hobsons Believes and
How We Help
Examples of Success...
Remember to include…
PAR info re: indicators of success in CC and after transfer
Readiness includes both academic and soci...
Bridge the gap
by connecting
learning to life
Aspirations Gap: Many students want to go to college but don’t actually appl...
The Deck is Stacked
Challenges Facing Students
Job openings requiring at
least some college
education by 2018
Students fai...
Student success is not easy
Who am I?
How will I succeed?
What do I want to be?
How will I get there?
What do I care about...
Educators have similar struggles
Who are our
students?
How do we know
what’s working?
How are we
helping them?
What could ...
High school
student to
counselor
ratio
471 : 1
The average high school student spends 20 minutes or less PER YEAR
talking ...
A delicate balance in higher education …
Access Completion
Success means
different things to
different students so
underst...
What Hobsons Believes &
How We Help
Our vision
We envision a future where education
advances every student to meet their full
potential — a future where equal...
Our mission
Our mission is to empower students to
connect learning to life by making
informed choices across a lifetime of...
College and Career
Readiness
Admissions and Enrollment Student Success
and Advising
Hobsons helps students identify their ...
Connecting students to opportunity
College and
Career ExplorationSelf-Discovery
Student support
Admissions Advising
Studen...
Self-Discovery
Career
Exploration
Academic
Planning
College
Preparation
College and Career Readiness
Naviance by Hobsons is a comprehensive college and career readiness solution that
helps middle and high school students id...
Actionable
Student
Views
Seamless
Application
Management
Multi-Channel
Communications
Real-Time
Insights
Admissions and En...
Radius by Hobsons helps match students to their ideal educational options by enabling
institutions to connect with best-fi...
Analytics
Student Success and Advising
Early alert Holistic advisingDegree planning
Starfish by Hobsons helps all students engage with an informed, connected campus
community dedicated to keeping them on tr...
Common Data
Definitions
Descriptive
Analytics
Predictive
Analytics
Predictive Analytics and Benchmarking
Benchmarking
PAR Framework by Hobsons enables institutions to create clear student success
pathways, prioritize student interventions, ...
Examples of Success: K12 and
Postsecondary Partnerships
AASA: Redefining Ready
To Get Better Results, Do We Need a Better Definition?
CAREER
Ready
COLLEGE
Ready
LIFE Ready
Studen...
High School and middle school students
use Naviance to do career exploration
and build PGPs
Project-based learning used in...
1999 – dual enrollment courses offered;
~40 students enrolled
2006 – Early College HS opens on SJC
campus with 220 student...
Students take academic courses in
grades 9 and 10, while also exploring
career and technical offerings
(sustainable techno...
CC Predictors of Success at 4-Year Institutions
Insights Into Success
Completion
of DevEd
Math or
English
Found to have a ...
Hobsons.com
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Balancing Access and Completion: Partnerships and Pathways - AACC 2016 Commission for College Readiness

  1. 1. Balancing Access and Completion: Partnerships and Pathways Susan Hallenbeck, PhD
  2. 2. Today’s Conversation Challenges Facing Students and Institutions What Hobsons Believes and How We Help Examples of Successful Partnerships Questions & Discussion
  3. 3. Remember to include… PAR info re: indicators of success in CC and after transfer Readiness includes both academic and social/financial
  4. 4. Bridge the gap by connecting learning to life Aspirations Gap: Many students want to go to college but don’t actually apply and enroll. Readiness Gap: Completing high school makes students eligible for college, but many are not truly college-ready. Match Gap: Students struggle to find best-fit postsecondary options that meet their academic/social/financial needs. Success Gap: Even well-prepared students face obstacles in finishing what they start.
  5. 5. The Deck is Stacked Challenges Facing Students Job openings requiring at least some college education by 2018 Students fail to meet the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks Students not receiving a HS diploma after 4 years in high school Student reporting taking remedial classes in college 63% 28% 22% 20%
  6. 6. Student success is not easy Who am I? How will I succeed? What do I want to be? How will I get there? What do I care about? What are my talents? How do I learn? Who will advocate for me? What resources will help me reach my goals? Which career path fits my interests and strengths? What education is required? What’s my plan for success? Where should I go after high school?
  7. 7. Educators have similar struggles Who are our students? How do we know what’s working? How are we helping them? What could we do better?
  8. 8. High school student to counselor ratio 471 : 1 The average high school student spends 20 minutes or less PER YEAR talking with a school counselor about postsecondary plans.
  9. 9. A delicate balance in higher education … Access Completion Success means different things to different students so understanding intent is critical All students should be aware of their postsecondary options
  10. 10. What Hobsons Believes & How We Help
  11. 11. Our vision We envision a future where education advances every student to meet their full potential — a future where equal access to high-quality educational opportunities and support enables students to improve themselves, their communities, and our world. Education Advances
  12. 12. Our mission Our mission is to empower students to connect learning to life by making informed choices across a lifetime of education decisions. Hobsons products and services maximize student success and institutional effectiveness throughout the student lifecycle.Connecting Learning to Life
  13. 13. College and Career Readiness Admissions and Enrollment Student Success and Advising Hobsons helps students identify their strengths, explore careers, create academic plans, match to best-fit educational opportunities, and reach their education and life goals. Through our solutions, we enable thousands of educational institutions to improve college and career planning, admissions and enrollment management, student success and advising for millions of students around the globe.       What we do
  14. 14. Connecting students to opportunity College and Career ExplorationSelf-Discovery Student support Admissions Advising Student Matching Academic Planning
  15. 15. Self-Discovery Career Exploration Academic Planning College Preparation College and Career Readiness
  16. 16. Naviance by Hobsons is a comprehensive college and career readiness solution that helps middle and high school students identify their strengths, explore careers, create individualized academic plans, and match to best-fit postsecondary institutions.
  17. 17. Actionable Student Views Seamless Application Management Multi-Channel Communications Real-Time Insights Admissions and Enrollment Management
  18. 18. Radius by Hobsons helps match students to their ideal educational options by enabling institutions to connect with best-fit prospects and analyze each stage of the enrollment lifecycle, from initial inquiry and application through admission and graduation.
  19. 19. Analytics Student Success and Advising Early alert Holistic advisingDegree planning
  20. 20. Starfish by Hobsons helps all students engage with an informed, connected campus community dedicated to keeping them on track to reach their education and life goals.
  21. 21. Common Data Definitions Descriptive Analytics Predictive Analytics Predictive Analytics and Benchmarking Benchmarking
  22. 22. PAR Framework by Hobsons enables institutions to create clear student success pathways, prioritize student interventions, and know where to invest in student success initiatives
  23. 23. Examples of Success: K12 and Postsecondary Partnerships
  24. 24. AASA: Redefining Ready To Get Better Results, Do We Need a Better Definition? CAREER Ready COLLEGE Ready LIFE Ready Students are more than a score GPA of 2.8 out of 4.0 and one ore more of the following: •Score of 3+ on AP Exam •Grade of A, B or C on AP Course •Grade of A, B or C in Dual Credit College English and/or Math •Grade of A, B or C in College Dev/Remedial English and/ or Math •Grade of A, B or C in Algebra II •Score of 4+ on IB Exam •College Readiness Placement Assessment Career Ready College Ready http://www.redefiningready.org/ Career Cluster identified and 2 or more of the following: •90% attendance •25 hours of Community Service •Workplace learning experience •Industry credential •Dual Credit Career Pathyway Course •Two or more recognized co-curricular activities
  25. 25. High School and middle school students use Naviance to do career exploration and build PGPs Project-based learning used in classes Areas of study: CNA, Medical Assistant, PC Technician, HVAC, Electrical Pre- Apprenticeship, Mechatronics Students learn on industry equipment and take industry certification exams prior to HS graduation Austin Community College offers Career and Technical Education programming Funded via $200,000+ Skills Development Fund Grant from Texas Workforce Commission Other organizations involved: •Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area •Samsung •Austin Regional Manufacturers Assoc’n •Associated Builders and Contractors School Preparation Partners Manor ISD (TX) Diploma + Certificate at Graduation Texas HE goal: 60 by 30 6 CTE programs District college-going rate increased (46% to 51%) 200+Juniors and Seniors
  26. 26. 1999 – dual enrollment courses offered; ~40 students enrolled 2006 – Early College HS opens on SJC campus with 220 students Student in Early College are 1st gen, traditionally under-represented, economically disadvantaged, or meet 1 of 13 Texas at-risk indicators Enrollment based on lottery Realized CCISD students were enrolling in college but not quite college-ready Since 2008, SJC pays for an Educational Planner to work in the high school •Individual and group meetings re: college questions/concerns •Concentrate on the middle 60% that are otherwise overlooked •Parent/Student info sessions •Dedicated time to work on college application and take college placement exams •College field trips •FAFSA assistance Clear Horizons Early College HS San Jacinto College Clear Creek ISD and San Jacinto College Bridging the Gap 96% graduate w/AA before HS graduation date Students save $7,000 45 GB bandwidth 420Current enrollment in dual credit program
  27. 27. Students take academic courses in grades 9 and 10, while also exploring career and technical offerings (sustainable technology, engineering, auto collision repair, video production) Academic lessons are integrated with technical education classes; interdisciplinary lessons encouraged Project-based learning Dual enrollment during grades 11 & 12 APS students can receive dual enrollment credit from •Northern Virginia CC •James Madison University •Shenandoah University •Adams State University (CO) Grades 9-12 College Partners Arlington Public Schools (VA) The Future: Project-Based Learning and CTE Core academics Hands-on skills courses Dual enrollment credits 40Students starting in program in 2016-17
  28. 28. CC Predictors of Success at 4-Year Institutions Insights Into Success Completion of DevEd Math or English Found to have a positive correlation on University retention Predictor of GPA Correlation with success in University Strong predictor of succcess Completion of Math Course Completion of Dual Enrollment Credits GPA at CC
  29. 29. Hobsons.com

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