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October 17, 2008.  Review of CCSSE  Descriptions of HCC Students  Discussion of Benchmark Results  Item Results  Critical Thinking analysis.

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1 October 17, 2008

2  Review of CCSSE  Descriptions of HCC Students  Discussion of Benchmark Results  Item Results  Critical Thinking analysis

3  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

4  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

5  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

6  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.

7  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.

8  Demographics  Employment  Participate in campus activities  Family obligations  Recommend HCC to others

9 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 %35% %18% %12% %10% %12% 40 +6%13% Student Status Full time74%42% Part time26%58%

10 Characteristic 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%

11 Characteristic Employment Work 30+ hrs/wk44%38% Work hrs/wk19%23% Have children living at home27% Married20%22% First Generation Student Mother no college experience50%42% Father no college experience50%51%

12 Characteristic 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%

13  Active and Collaborative Learning  Student Effort  Academic Challenge  Student-Faculty Interaction  Support for Learners

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18  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?

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36  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

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