Review of CCSSE Descriptions of HCC Students Discussion of Benchmark Results Item Results Critical Thinking analysis
Standardized survey developed by the University of Texas at Austin Created 5 years ago Provides information about effective practices Self-reported descriptions of students and their situation 585 colleges have participated 38 item paper and pencil survey
All Maryland Community Colleges administered CCSSE At HCC Second time CCSSE was administered 2006 and 2008 64 randomly sampled classes Represented day and evening classes April selected as testing window Administered in-class by trained campus volunteers
Vision We aspire to make our great college even better. Strategic Theme 1 Harford Community College Exemplifies Educational Excellence and Effectiveness Strategic Theme 2 Harford Community College Provides Comprehensive Support to Advance Student Success
HCC Exemplifies Educational Excellence and Effectiveness. Ensure a learning centered culture that fosters student success. Assess, improve, and advance program design, content, and delivery of educational programs. Assess, improve, and advance College policies procedures, and practices to promote successful teaching and learning.
HCC Provides Comprehensive Support to Advance Student Success: Enrich support services for students throughout the college community. Provide students with the appropriate services to enhance their marketability in career fields and/or ensure seamless transfer opportunities. Create a campus climate where students enjoy high level of satisfaction with their college experience. Enhance opportunities for personal development through superior programs and activities for students.
Demographics Employment Participate in campus activities Family obligations Recommend HCC to others
Characteristics HCC Respondents HCC Student Body Gender Male41%39% Female59%61% Race Ethnicity White76%80% African American /Black10% Asian3% International/foreign4%1% Other7%6% Age 18 - 1947%35% 20 - 2123%18% 22 - 2411%12% 25 - 296%10% 30 - 397%12% 40 +6%13% Student Status Full time74%42% Part time26%58%
Characteristic20062008 Most classes taken Day64%69% Evening35%31% Taken Transitional Courses Reading17% English24%23% Math39%32% Taken or Participated in Internship, field experience14%19% Honors course4% College Orientation course22%21% Study Skills course10%8%
Characteristic20062008 Employment Work 30+ hrs/wk44%38% Work 21- 29 hrs/wk19%23% Have children living at home27% Married20%22% First Generation Student Mother no college experience50%42% Father no college experience50%51%
Characteristic20062008 Supportive friends77% Supportive family86%88% Primary goal for attending college Complete degree18%21% Obtain associate degree58%61% Transfer to 4 year college58%59% Update/obtain job skills37%35% Self-improvement30%32% Change careers26%24% Reasons if student had to withdraw Working full time39% Caring for dependents25%26% Academically unprepared16%22% Lack of Finances43%38% Transfer to 4 year college/university62%57%
Active and Collaborative Learning Student Effort Academic Challenge Student-Faculty Interaction Support for Learners
What does this tell me as a Dean/faculty member? Where can improvements be made? What are the areas with opportunities for improvement? How can these findings be used to impact the HCC Strategic Plan and Divisional goals?
Items from CCSSE have been grouped to assess “Critical Thinking” Based on input from other colleges administering CCSSE Following slides compare 2006 and 2008 results for all students as well as for full and part time students