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ERIC Number: EJ999539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Incentivized: Realistic Carrots for Institutional and Student Improvement
Violino, Bob
Community College Journal, v82 n6 p34-39 Jun-Jul 2012
As the focus on student success and completion intensifies on campus, community college leaders know the only way to stay viable is to change the culture of their institutions. With state and federal coffers in perpetual free fall, that means leveraging existing resources to spur reforms. Some colleges have attempted to do this through the integration of incentives that disburse money or other benefits to students, faculty, and staff for improved academic performance. Whatever the structure, experts say the goal of an incentive program should be to encourage students to move quickly and efficiently through the system and to pressure colleges to create clearer, more defined pathways to success. Incentive programs might represent a creative way to use limited funds and stock the workforce pipeline, but such programs prove little unless a college is equipped to measure their impact on student success. The key is to make sure the data is measured accurately and thoroughly, and that it reflects student achievement at various levels to demonstrate progression.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado