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ERIC Number: ED526361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Benchmarking & Benchmarks: Effective Practice with Entering Students
Center for Community College Student Engagement
If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a strong network of committed colleagues to launch an initiative like "SENSE." From its conception in fall 2006 to the first national administration in fall 2009, the Survey of Entering Student Engagement ("SENSE") has been supported by key individuals and groups, without whom there would have been little chance that this idea--to create a national survey focusing on the front door of the community college--could have been achieved. To date, more than 91,000 students from 197 colleges in 37 states have participated in "SENSE," thereby helping to create a wealth of new and actionable data about the entering community college student experience. This report is designed to help community colleges take the next step forward. Using findings from the 2009 "SENSE" administration, it illustrates how colleges can use "SENSE" data to meet the goal of helping more entering students persist and succeed. The report introduces the "SENSE" Benchmarks of Effective Practice with Entering Students and demonstrates how colleges can use these benchmarks in their efforts to evaluate and improve their own performance.
Center for Community College Student Engagement. 3316 Grandview Street, Austin, TX 78705. Tel: 512-471-6807; Fax: 512-471-4209; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Houston Endowment Inc.; Lumina Foundation for Education; MetLife Foundation; Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Authoring Institution: Center for Community College Student Engagement