ERIC Number: ED373858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Student Success and Development at Hutchinson Community College: Future Plans.
Coplen, Mary; And Others
Chickering's model of student development is based on two assumptions: (1) the primary function of higher education is to encourage student development; and (2) the most effective programs provide opportunities for close and sustained relationships between students and faculty in which students are actively involved in planning and carrying out their own education through a mix of experiential learning and classroom activity. The model suggests that development involves students differentiating and integrating thought and behavior in seven vectors: achieving intellectual, social and physical competence; managing emotions; becoming autonomous; forming an identity; freeing interpersonal relationships; clarifying purpose; and developing integrity. For any student success plan to be successful, an institution should consider the following issues: (1) a commitment must be made to student success and the belief that the student is the primary reason for existence; (2) leadership must be provided for meaningful assessment and planning; (3) policies, programs, practices, and the college climate should be directed toward student outcomes; and (4) systems for evaluating student success must be implemented. A student development and success flow model must also incorporate development outside of the classroom since community college students devote as much as two-thirds of their time to outside activities. Finally, components of an integrated flow model must include measures of student access, retention, and achievement. (Includes a chart of a model success plan, a National Council of Instructional Administrators position statement on student development, and a student success assessment survey for faculty and staff.) (KP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Chickering (Arthur W)
Note: Paper presented at "Leadership 2000," the Annual International Conference of the League for Innovation in the Community College and the Community College Leadership Program (6th, San Diego, CA, July 17-20, 1994).