ERIC Number: ED345765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Promoting Student Success in the Community College: An NCIA Position Statement.
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. National Council of Instructional Administrators.
Successful students are successful learners who identify, make a commitment to, and attain their education goals. They acquire and demonstrate the skills, knowledge, attitudes, and self-direction needed to perform ethically and productively in society, to adapt to change, to appreciate diversity, and to make a reasoned commitment on issues of importance. This definition of student success requires, for its achievement, a precise awareness on the part of a college of exactly who its students are and what steps to success the college needs to provide. The college must also be willing to assess and improve those steps continually. While each college must fashion particular strategies to address the needs of its own students, general trends and ideas that characterize efforts of all effective community colleges can be identified. This position statement, prepared by the National Council of Instructional Administrators (NCIA) of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, draws upon the principles outlined in the National Institute of Higher Education report "Involvement in Learning" (1984), and Chickering and Gamson's "Faculty Inventory" (1987), as well as upon the practices of outstanding community colleges across the nation, to offer guidelines and suggestions for promoting student success. The statement focuses on strategies in the areas of admission and orientation; the classroom; the college curriculum; the faculty; and college-wide concerns. An afterward stresses NCIA's role in promoting student success. (MPH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. National Council of Instructional Administrators.