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1 Álvaro Marmolejo Davis, St. Cloud State University Stacy Griffey, St. Cloud Technical and Community College Partnering for Student Success: The Community College Connection Program St. Cloud State University

2 Explore the higher education context in which this program was developed Understand the structure and components of the partnership Session Outcomes

3 Increasing number of transfer students Increasing demand for developmental courses Increasing cost of higher education The Context Sources: -Minnesota State Colleges and Universities & the University of Minnesota. (2010). Getting prepared: A 2010 report on recent high school graduates who took developmental/remedial courses. Retrieved from -National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (2012). Reverse transfer: A national view of student mobility from four-year to two-year institutions. Retrieved from

4 To maximize our institutional strengths To early engage students into the 4-year college experience, increasing their persistence and positive perspective about college (Schreiner, 2010) Why a Partnership? Source: Schreiner, L. A. (May-June 2010). The thriving quotient: A new vision for student success. About Campus, 15(2), 2-10.

5  MnSCU system  2-year courses at the 4-year campus  Collaborative approach  Students are enrolled in both campuses The Partnership

6 Admission to the Program Community College Connection Program St. Cloud State University -Regular Admission -ACE Program -CCC High School St. Cloud Technical and Community College -Advising & Registration -AA Degree

7  Fall 2011: 67 students  Fall 2012: 88 students  Fall 2013: 137 students  Fall 2014: 175 students (estimated) Enrollment

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11 The Curriculum Pre-College Level Courses ENGL 0304 Foundations for College Writing II READ 0304 Foundations for College Reading II MATH 0400 Foundations for College Mathematics MATH 0480 Intermediate Algebra College Level Courses ENGL 1302 Analytical Writing CMST 1320 Introduction to Communication Studies INTS 1155 Student Success Seminar Other General Education Courses

12 Program Requirements  Complete all pre-college level courses required.  Complete at least 18 credits of college level courses.  Only courses with a “C” or higher count.  Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in all college coursework.

13 Academic Performance Fall 2011Fall 2012Fall 2013 GPA after first semester GPA after second semester N/A Retention from first to second semester 73.8%85.3%84.5% Percent on academic warning after first semester 50.8%42.6%28.2% Percent on academic suspension after second semester 27.3%35.1%N/A

14 “Dual citizenship” Smaller class sizes and less expensive tuition A strong supportive academic environment Early socialization into the 4-year college experience Opportunity to enroll in SCSU courses Institutional relationship Advantages

15 It is confusing! Students discouraged by pre-college level courses Institutional barriers Logistics, i.e. admission process Improve retention and transfer Challenges

16 Partnerships are fundamental for the long-term sustainability of our institutions Increasing demand of developmental education Increasing costs of higher education Increasing numbers of transfer students Would a similar partnership work on your campus? What would be the benefits and challenges? Discussion

17 Questions?


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