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Center for Community College Student Engagement, 2016
Improving college completion is a shared objective of higher education. It is the focus of colleges, foundations, state governments, and the White House. Students have gotten the message--their aspirations are on the rise. But the nation's collective ambition far exceeds today's outcomes. Many students are not attaining their goals. College…
Descriptors: College Readiness, College Preparation, College Graduates, Student Attitudes
Center for Community College Student Engagement, 2015
In 2001, the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) was created to provide information about student engagement, a key indicator of learning and, therefore, of the quality of community colleges. The focus was helping colleges use survey data to guide efforts to improve student learning and retention. In 2003, to further assist…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Student Surveys, Two Year College Students, Learner Engagement
Center for Community College Student Engagement, 2014
The Center for Community College Student Engagement encourages colleges to hold focus groups with part-time and full-time faculty to learn about differences in the faculty and their experience at their college and to complement survey data. Survey responses tell the "what" about faculty's experiences; through conducting focus groups,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Focus Groups, Part Time Faculty, Teacher Surveys
Center for Community College Student Engagement, 2014
Center reporting prior to 2013 focused primarily on descriptive statistics (frequencies and means) of student and faculty behaviors. The goal of the analyses reported here and in "Contingent Commitments: Bringing Part-Time Faculty into Focus" is to understand the engagement of part-time or contingent faculty in various activities that…
Descriptors: Part Time Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Community Colleges, Faculty Development
Center for Community College Student Engagement, 2014
Engagement matters, and it is critical for student success and for community college faculty and staff who are responsible for helping students learn and achieve their goals. It is particularly critical for community colleges to find ways to engage part-time faculty who are responsible for such a significant part of most students' college…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, College Faculty, Part Time Faculty
Center for Community College Student Engagement, 2014
The Center for Community College Student Engagement received funding from"The Kresge Foundation to deepen its work on improving outcomes for men of color in community colleges. The primary goals of the initiative were: (1) to advance the understanding within the community college field regarding the assets and challenges that men of color…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Student Participation, Males, Minority Group Students
Center for Community College Student Engagement, 2014
This comprehensive fact sheet provides some interesting statistics on men of color in higher education. The fact sheet reports under four headings: General Information, Higher Education, Community College Specifically, and Latinos and Latinas in Postsecondary Education. A sample fact from each heading reports: (1) About 6 in 10 recent high school…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Minority Group Students, Males, Two Year College Students
Center for Community College Student Engagement, 2014
Consistently and unmistakably, data show a persistent gap separating Latinos and Black males from other student groups on measures of academic progress and college completion. These gaps exist across higher education. They are undeniable and unacceptable. Men of color have high aspirations when they begin higher education. Why are these…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Academic Aspiration, College Role
Center for Community College Student Engagement, 2014
Today's nationwide focus on college completion is central to both individual and societal success. For individuals, attaining a credential has become essential to earn a livable wage and support a family. In addition, as each person's educational attainment increases, so does his or her capacity to contribute to the economy, his or her community,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Success, Educational Practices
Center for Community College Student Engagement, 2014
Part-time faculty teach approximately 58% of U.S. community college classes and thus manage learning experiences for more than half (53%) of students enrolled in community colleges (JBL Associates, 2008). Often referred to as "contingent faculty," their work is conditional; the college typically has no obligation to them beyond the…
Descriptors: Part Time Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Community Colleges, Focus Groups
Center for Community College Student Engagement, 2013
In an effort to support college conversations regarding strengthening the role of part-time faculty, this brief document presents the job description for a Valencia College part-time/adjunct professor (revised as of July 19, 2013). The description includes essential functions, qualifications, and knowledge, skills, and abilities. This is followed…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Part Time Faculty, Occupational Information, Adjunct Faculty
Center for Community College Student Engagement, 2012
Community colleges across the country have created innovative, data-informed programs that are models for educating underprepared students, engaging traditionally underserved students, and helping students from all backgrounds succeed. However, because most of these programs have limited scope, the field now has pockets of success rather than…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes, Community Colleges, Focus Groups
Center for Community College Student Engagement, 2010
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…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Learner Engagement, Community Colleges, Student Experience
Center for Community College Student Engagement, 2010
This year, the Center for Community College Student Engagement focuses its national report on college completion--and the teaching and learning that must be the foundation for high-quality certificates and degrees. Effective teaching and meaningful learning: They are the heart of student success. This report describes four key strategies to…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teacher Effectiveness, Community Colleges, College Faculty
Center for Community College Student Engagement, 2010
This paper describes four key strategies to promote the strengthened classroom experiences that ultimately are requisite to both increased levels of college completion and deeper levels of learning. In this report, the term "classroom experiences" refers to any activity that takes place as part of a regularly scheduled course. The key strategies…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teacher Effectiveness, Community Colleges, College Faculty