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...

IEPI Evaluators Workshop- February 2017

In collaboration with the California Association of Community College Registrars and Admissions Officers (CACCRAO) and with the support of the CCCCO's Student Services Division staff, IEPI offered a one-day workshop for evaluators. Consistent transcript evaluations and degree audits are vital to the education planning necessary not only for student success goals related to transfer and completion, but also to improve college operations such as enrollment management. The workshop included speakers from the California Community College system and partners from the CSU and UC systems. Video of...

Implementing the Six Factors of Student Success Via Faculty: Student Success Advocates at East Los Angeles College

In 2016, East Los Angeles College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, developed the Student Success Advocates (SSA) program. The role of a Student Success Advocate is to help students navigate the college campus and resources, as well as their educational goals. SSA faculty utilize the framework of the Student Support (Re)defined six success factors to execute programming such as career/major panels to emphasize the value of degree completion and transfer, collaborating with student services departments to increase student help seeking behavior, training colleagues to use the six factors, and...

Making First-Year Success Everyone’s Business

A college is, above all things, a community of learners. To create success inside the classroom, both faculty and students must be part of a thriving academic culture outside the classroom. In 2016, College of San Mateo launched Year One, a comprehensive program structure that seeks to redesign the first-year experience by providing students direct connections with staff, faculty, resources, and coursework tailored to fit their needs. Campus administration, faculty, and staff will jointly lead this discussion of strategies used to design, integrate, and institutionalize a first-year...

IEPI BSI/SE/SSSP Integration Workshop- May 2017

In an ongoing effort to integrate three programs—Basic Skills Initiative (BSI), Student Equity Program (SE), and Student Success and Support Program (SSSP)—the Chancellor’s Office released new integrated expenditure guidelines and a new 2017–19 Integrated BSI/SE/SSSP Plan and Budget template in February 2017. IEPI designed a workshop to cover the essential elements of the integrated plan, including an explanation of each of its three parts. There was also a discussion of new expenditure guidelines, and an interactive discussion about change management practices that built on the content of...

Doubling Student Completion through Placement, Pathways, and Pedagogy in Mathematics

The College of the Canyons Mathematics Department has committed to accurate placement, accelerated pathways, and more effective pedagogy in high-challenge, high-support classrooms. Effective fall 2016, an overhaul of the mathematics placement process for 4,363 incoming students using self-reported high school information dramatically increased transfer-level placement, reducing disproportionate impact and saving students time and money. Adopting a statistics pathway substantially increased student completion of transfer-level mathematics. Professional development in activity-based learning...

Butte College Showcases Promising Student Orientation and First-Year Experience Programs

Butte College has created promising programs centered around first-year student success. First, they have created a robust student orientation program, which includes dispersing orientation leaders throughout the streets, parking lots and sidewalks to help new students immediately feel welcomed. To follow up on a successful orientation, Butte has implemented an in-depth First-Year Experience program that contains two primary components: student success courses and a Menu for Success website that encourages students to get involved in campus life and to take advantage of various student...

Helping or Hurting Students? The Case for Auto-Awarding Degrees and Certificates to College Students

The presentation attached below was delivered at the 2017 CACCRAO Conference, and provides information about how and why Mt. San Antonio College and West Hills Colleges auto-award degrees and certificates. It first lays out legal considerations from both the legal and state level, such as the federal requirement that students must be in an eligible program of study, and the minimum requirements for an associate degree in California. The presentation then explains why Mt. SAC implemented an auto-awarding process, and what it looks like at their college. The process is, technically speaking, an...

Achieving Dual Enrollment Success through Hybrid Courses

High schools are requesting dual enrollment courses from your college, but you currently don’t have a model for successfully fulfilling their requests. This presentation from the 2017 OTC conference shows how one college has increased its FTES and student success rates and maximized its human resources through its dual enrollment offerings. The model pairs a hybrid online delivery system with a daily high school support class. It is applicable across multiple disciplines and implementation blueprints have been developed for each entity involved. This conference presentation included the...

The Ventura College Promise Leverages Private Donations to Increase Student Success

The Challenge The Ventura College Promise (VC Promise) was designed to encourage students to enroll in college the fall semester after graduating high school and enable them to attend full-time. Data indicates that these two factors — transitioning directly from high school to college and having at least one semester of full-time experience — significantly increase the likelihood of students succeeding in and completing college. Approach/Strategies VC Promise covers the full costs of tuition, as well as health and student center fees for the first year of up to 1,000 Ventura College students...