ERIC Number: ED287550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
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1986 Student Success Strategies: Access, Assessment, Intervention.
Schuette, Gretchen; And Others
An action conference on issues related to community college student success was held in May 1986 to stimulate and share ideas related to access, assessment, and intervention that would better ensure student success. The reports and working notes of the small groups assigned to examine these topics were used to create this summary document. Following introductory information on the conference, the issue of access is discussed in terms of four "action areas" (i.e., providing information about procedures and standards to high school and other potential students, as well as to current ones; providing services at the "front-end" which are designed to ease enrollment of any student at the time and place of first inquiry and of subsequent enrollments; providing the instructional support to students that enables academic success within the open doors of the community college; and providing services and instruction addressing the broadest possible range of student needs). Next, a discussion on assessment stresses the importance of active board support, personal interaction with students, and sensitivity to student anxieties in the assessment process. This section then considers issues related to when to assess, what to assess, and mandatory assessment. The discussion on intervention addresses the important components of coordinated college-wide commitment, orientation processes, and a system for monitoring academic progress, as well as optional intervention strategies. (EJV)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
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Note: Based on the discussions held at "Student Success Strategies," the Northwest Regional Conference of the National Council on Student Development (1st, Portland, OR, May 8-9, 1986).