Math Pathways: Developmental Education Reform

Cuyamaca College is the first community college in California to undertake a full-scale transformation of mathematics instruction. The college has made three critical changes: 1) the assessment and placement of students into math courses, 2) the paths students take to reach and complete transfer-level math, and 3) the experience students receive in the classroom. Most students at Cuyamaca can complete their math requirements in one semester. Instead of requiring students to take remedial courses that delay their progress toward a degree, Cuyamaca allows students to enroll directly into...

Zero-based Scheduling

Los Angeles City College (LACC) has developed a “Zero-Based” scheduling model and process for its primary terms. The Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness established the process and associated scheduling tools in consultation with the College’s academic senate and union leadership, as well as department chairs and deans.

Go2Foothill Online Orientation

In partnership with Innovative Educators, Foothill College developed a student-to-student online orientation that meets the eight mandated areas for the Student Success and Services Program (SSSP) orientation. The student-to-student online orientation referred to as Go2Foothill, takes less than 30 minutes to complete, and has an additional resource library of 12 specific areas focused on individual student needs. It is available on-demand 24/7, can be updated by the college, and has a 98% satisfaction score with students. The system interfaces with Banner so once students complete the...

Weekly Enrollment Updates

The Kern Community College District Office of Research and Reporting provides the District and college constituencies with a weekly enrollment update that offers transparency to the enrollment management process. While some pieces of the update vary, it typically goes out each week during the enrollment cycle from the start of open registration through census day and occasionally at other times if there is a special event or upon request.

Pasadena City College Pathways

Pasadena City College (PCC) leverages the District and federal resources to operate the PCC Pathways. The PCC Pathways is a comprehensive approach for ensuring that students identify and complete their academic goals in a timely manner. PCC Pathways was launched in 2011 to increase the success, persistence, and completion rates of students at Pasadena City College. The program guarantees students access to full schedules, including difficult-to-get English and math courses in the fall and spring semesters in their first year. The PCC Pathways also provides students the critical support they...

A Data-Informed, Goal-Based Enrollment Management Plan

The purpose of the enrollment management plan is to guide the efforts of the college to maximize opportunities supporting student success. The plan outlines goals, activities, and desired deliverables for the next five years of the college’s enrollment management efforts. It is a living document, and changes are made to meet the growing needs of students, community, and the college as necessary.

A Simple Approach to FTES Forecasting

Each term at Kern Community College District, the Office of Institutional Research provides an Excel data file to the college vice presidents with information that projects the FTES the class schedule will generate. The process is fairly simple and could be replicated by other colleges and districts. This is a district-wide tool that has been used by two of the District’s three colleges for most terms over the past five years or so. The third college will now be using it, starting with the summer/fall 2018 terms. Effective scheduling and planning is central to our mission of student success...