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<ul><li>Scope and definitions </li></ul><ul><li>Reports and data </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges and ‘causes’ </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Enrollment </li></ul><ul><li>WSCH </li></ul><ul><li>Retention </li></ul><ul><li>Success </li></ul><ul><li>FTET </l...
<ul><li>US benchmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Foothill research </li></ul><ul><li>Success rates </li></ul><ul><li>Achievement ga...
http://www.academicleadership.org/student_research/611.shtml
http:// www.research.fhda.edu/programreview/FHProgramReview/Foothill_PR_pdf_Col/Prog_rvw_fh_College.pdf
http://www.research.fhda.edu/programreview/FHProgramReview/Foothill_PR_pdf_Col/Prog_rvw_fh_College.pdf
http://www.research.fhda.edu/programreview/FHProgramReview/Foothill_PR_pdf_div/FoothillProgramReviewDiv.htm
 
<ul><li>‘ Underprepared’ </li></ul><ul><li>Life / family issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Family support? </li></ul></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>‘ Early alert’ </li></ul><ul><li>Pass the torch </li></ul><ul><li>Learning communities </li></ul><ul><li>Retention...
 
<ul><li>Academic Counseling Education Plan, Career Plan, course  selection </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptive Learning Support for...
<ul><li>First Year Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Learning community for students in ENGL 100 </li></ul><ul><li>Mfumo Learni...
‘ Pass The Torch’ R espects each student’s individuality Our primary goals are to see that every student in  Pass The Torc...
<ul><li>A “living” mission and “lived educational philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>An unshakable focus on student learning </l...
<ul><li>Survey of student opinions </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty contact is critical </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of community </li...
<ul><li>Go beyond success and failure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic challenge vs. learning success </li></ul></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>What do we know about our students? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the population changing in ways that are difficult to mea...
<ul><li>Richer profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Better student tagging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student goals </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
<ul><li>Learning is a social process </li></ul><ul><li>Humans are innate ‘learners’ </li></ul><ul><li>We feel comfortable ...
 
<ul><li>Data driven awareness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better ‘student-data’ tagging </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Understanding pre...
<ul><li>National Community College Benchmark Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.nccbp.org/   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>...
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Student Retention Foothill College Roundtable

  1. 1. April 8, 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>Scope and definitions </li></ul><ul><li>Reports and data </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges and ‘causes’ </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies and interventions </li></ul><ul><li>Student success programs </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional goals </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking forward </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Enrollment </li></ul><ul><li>WSCH </li></ul><ul><li>Retention </li></ul><ul><li>Success </li></ul><ul><li>FTET </li></ul><ul><li>Productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Reassigned FTEF </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>US benchmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Foothill research </li></ul><ul><li>Success rates </li></ul><ul><li>Achievement gap </li></ul><ul><li>Existing literature </li></ul><ul><li>EIS today / tomorrow </li></ul>
  5. 5. http://www.academicleadership.org/student_research/611.shtml
  6. 6. http:// www.research.fhda.edu/programreview/FHProgramReview/Foothill_PR_pdf_Col/Prog_rvw_fh_College.pdf
  7. 7. http://www.research.fhda.edu/programreview/FHProgramReview/Foothill_PR_pdf_Col/Prog_rvw_fh_College.pdf
  8. 8. http://www.research.fhda.edu/programreview/FHProgramReview/Foothill_PR_pdf_div/FoothillProgramReviewDiv.htm
  9. 10. <ul><li>‘ Underprepared’ </li></ul><ul><li>Life / family issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Family support? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Financial issues </li></ul><ul><li>Student awareness of services </li></ul><ul><li>Expectations of (academic) performance – vs. ‘learning’ </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>‘ Early alert’ </li></ul><ul><li>Pass the torch </li></ul><ul><li>Learning communities </li></ul><ul><li>Retention tracking </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed modality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More A/V (iTunes / webinars) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CBT / CBI (Computer Assistance) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>Academic Counseling Education Plan, Career Plan, course selection </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptive Learning Support for students with disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Skills Additional assistance in English and Math </li></ul><ul><li>CARE Support services for single parents who receive TANF/CalWorks </li></ul><ul><li>Child Care for children 18 months – 5 years </li></ul><ul><li>EOPS Support services for economically disadvantaged students </li></ul><ul><li>ESL Specialized assistance for students learning English </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Counseling by appointment </li></ul><ul><li>Pass the Torch Study/Teams for students in English, ESL, or Math courses </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Counseling personal or psychological problems </li></ul><ul><li>Tutoring for most classes </li></ul>
  12. 14. <ul><li>First Year Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Learning community for students in ENGL 100 </li></ul><ul><li>Mfumo Learning community for student taking ENGL 100, featuring African American literature </li></ul><ul><li>Puente Learning community for students taking ENGL 100, featuring Latino literature </li></ul>
  13. 15. ‘ Pass The Torch’ R espects each student’s individuality Our primary goals are to see that every student in Pass The Torch has the opportunity of success regardless of his or her past educational experiences. We want to see our students move on to higher levels of education using Pass The Torch as a stepping stone. Additionally, Pass The Torch not only helps each student achieve his or her academic goals but it is also a place on campus of pride, respect and yes, even fun. Robert Garcia Pass The Torch Outreach & Teams Coordinator [email_address]
  14. 16. <ul><li>A “living” mission and “lived educational philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>An unshakable focus on student learning </li></ul><ul><li>Environments adapted for educational enrichment </li></ul><ul><li>Clearly marked pathways to student success </li></ul><ul><li>An improvement oriented ethos </li></ul><ul><li>Shared responsibility for education quality and student success </li></ul>
  15. 17. <ul><li>Survey of student opinions </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty contact is critical </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of community </li></ul><ul><li>Student interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Reaching more intelligences </li></ul>
  16. 18. <ul><li>Go beyond success and failure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic challenge vs. learning success </li></ul></ul><ul><li>One to one (student) intervention (EIS) </li></ul><ul><li>New learning for adult learning styles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pervasive learning environments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Understanding / engineering high performance learning communities </li></ul><ul><li>Retention of a life-long learner </li></ul>
  17. 19. <ul><li>What do we know about our students? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the population changing in ways that are difficult to measure? </li></ul><ul><li>Are ‘life challenges’ more difficult now? </li></ul><ul><li>What influence does ‘Non Native Speaker’ play in learning / processing? </li></ul><ul><li>How are ‘students’ tagged ? </li></ul><ul><li>How can our data be more useful? </li></ul>
  18. 20. <ul><li>Richer profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Better student tagging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student history </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Real time snapshots </li></ul><ul><li>One to One marketing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students like you… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coming soon… </li></ul></ul>
  19. 21. <ul><li>Learning is a social process </li></ul><ul><li>Humans are innate ‘learners’ </li></ul><ul><li>We feel comfortable in groups </li></ul><ul><li>Techno-learning communities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leveraging social networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leveraging learning events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge communities </li></ul></ul>
  20. 23. <ul><li>Data driven awareness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better ‘student-data’ tagging </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Understanding preparedness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning styles and habits? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SLO – Social Learning Organization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Young vs. adult learners </li></ul><ul><li>Online social communities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bonding vs. isolation </li></ul></ul>
  21. 24. <ul><li>National Community College Benchmark Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.nccbp.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A National Study of Community College Retention Rates Segmented by Institutional Degree of Urbanization - http://www.academicleadership.org/student_research/611.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>FHDA Institutional Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.research.fhda.edu/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://research.fhda.edu/programreview/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.research.fhda.edu/programreview/FHProgramReview/Foothill_PR_pdf_Col/Prog_rvw_fh_College.pdf </li></ul></ul>

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