VCCS | Academic Services & Research Supporting Student Success Thru Innovation

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This is a joint presentation between Dr. Susan Wood, Ms. Lori Dwyer, Dr. Chris Pfautz, and Dr. Richard Sebastian for the 2013 VCCS Annual Meeting.

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  • Pilot Chancellor’s OER Adoption Grant: 12 highest enrolled courses; pilot course in Fall 2013Joint Commission on Tech ScienceOpenVA Conference: Oct 15 at UMW
  • VCCS | Academic Services & Research Supporting Student Success Thru Innovation

    1. STATEWIDE STRATEGIES FOR ADVANCING STUDENT SUCCESS THROUGH INNOVATION 2013 Annual Meeting
    2. STATEWIDE INNOVATION, STUDENT SUCCESS Increasing Persistence and Engagement Planning for College & Career Enhancing Affordability
    3. 23 40 275,000 100,000
    4. Innovation
    5. Access Increase the number of individuals who are educated and trained by Virginia’s Community Colleges by 50,000 to an annual total of 423,000, with an emphasis on increasing the number from underserved populations by at least 25,000 individuals.
    6. Affordability Maintain tuition and fees at less than half of the comparable cost of attending Virginia’s public 4-year institutions, and increase the annual number of students who receive financial assistance and scholarships by 36,000.
    7. Student Success Increase the number of students graduating, transferring or completing a workforce credential by 50%, including increasing the success of students from underserved populations by 75%.
    8. UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS Race/Ethnicity Domicile Pell Status 1st Generation
    9. ACHIEVE 2015 TAKE TWO Recalibrated goals
    10. 2/3 parttime 53% of all Virginia undergraduates 3/5 of instate undergraduate enrollments 6% increase in Hispanic students 60% of VCCS students are from underserved populations
    11. A STUDENT’S JOURNEY
    12. AND FOR SOME STUDENTS… And for some students
    13. Student Assistance & Intervention for Learning Success
    14. Background Achieve 2015 – Student Success 3x the number of students graduating, transferring, or completing a workforce credential, to 91,173; including tripling the success of students from underserved populations to 39,393. Department of Labor TAA-CCCT Grant September 30, 2013 Pilot period began with all developmental education courses Spring 2014 Expand to include student success (SDV) courses and gateway courses
    15. Roles & Privileges Instructors Raise flags, when appropriate. Respond to student flags, as necessary. Potentially track attendance. Student Services Staff View and track SAILS activity. Follow-up, as necessary. • Add notes • Clear flags • Close the loop Students Receive email notifications when flagged. Contact appropriate support office.
    16. Flags & Kudos Flags • • • • • • • Attendance concern Assignment concern General concern In danger of failing Low participation Low quiz/test scores Never attended Kudos • Keep up the good work • Showing improvement • Outstanding academic performance
    17. HOW IT ALL WORKS
    18. HOW IT ALL WORKS
    19. HOW IT ALL WORKS
    20. The Virginia Education Wizard
    21. Career & Course Planner
    22. Set up
    23. Career goals
    24. Assessments
    25. Transfer
    26. Placement tests
    27. Course planner
    28. Experiences
    29. Financial aid
    30. Share
    31. Career & course planner
    32. Career & course planner
    33. Career & course planner
    34. EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
    35. open educational resources, n. Open educational resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others.
    36. Textbook Costs & Digital Learning Resources Workgroup
    37. Utilize the VCCS faculty peer group structure to articulate learning outcomes for courses, beginning with prerequisite courses and courses with high enrollment currently demonstrating low success rates and/or low persistence rates to subsequent courses and award completion. Ex. PSY 200
    38. PSY 200 http://vccs.libguides.com/psy200
    39. Spring 2013 • • • • • • $3000 Emphasis on adoption High enrollment courses Cohort-based Lumen-supported Stealth course-redesign
    40. FALL 2013 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. BIO 101 BIO102 BUS 100 CHM 111 CST 100 ENG 111 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. ENG 112 HIS 101 ITE 115 MTH 163 PSY 201 SDV 100
    41. FALL 2013 520 Students 20 sections 12 colleges $52,000 in savings
    42. FALL 2013 • “Z” Degree • Associate degree in Business Admin • $0 Textbook Costs
    43. FALL 2013 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. ENG 111 ENG 112 ENG 125 MTH 151 PHY 201 PHY 202 7. HIS 121 8. HIS 122 9. ART 101 10. ART 102 11. HIS 262 12.SDV 100
    44. ENG 111 & 112
    45. INSTITUTIONAL & FACULTY CULTURE “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” –Peter Drucker
    46. IMPORTANCE OF LIBRARIES
    47. IMPACTS TEACHING & LEARNING
    48. COLLEGES ARE Piloting the SAILS early alert system Sharing the WIZARD with current and prospective students Using OER to replace textbooks
    49. ADVANCING STUDENT SUCCESS THROUGH INNOVATION
    50. Questions? Dr. Susan Wood Vice Chancellor, Academic Services Ms. Lori Dwyer Director of Educational Policy Dr. Chris Pfautz Director of Student Support Technologies Dr. Richard Sebastian Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies

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