Presentation on theme: "THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF AURORA Student Success Center."— Presentation transcript:
THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF AURORA Student Success Center
Student Success Center History 2010 – Retention & Transitions Position Created. TRiO SSS Grant Awarded. July 2012 – TRiO, Scholarship Support and FYE/Transitions Move in Together (S101) August 2012 – The Transfer Success Program Begins its Pilot Year July 2013 – The SSC is Reorganized into its Current Structure – serving 350 students. October 2014 – The SSC is serving over 400 students!
Student Success Center Organizational Structure Student Success Director Libby Klingsmith Administrative Support Sherita Caraway Welcome Desk Work Studies AD: TRiO Nnena West TRiO Advisor/Coach Erick Chavez TRiO Advisor/Coach Robyn Jackson Tutoring Program: Math, Writing and Science Supported by TRIO and CCA’s Academic Support Center AD: TSP Brad Jacobson Advisor/Coach Kara Trebil APS ASCENT Advisor
Student Success Center Programs Transfer Success Program Community Partnerships (Students participate in either TSP or TRiO) TRiO Student Support Services Who: 250 students Students who intend to earn a bachelors degree. ASCENT students Students who are first in their families to go to college. Students who are underrepresented in higher education. Why: To increase the likelihood of underrepresented and first generation students graduating from CCA and making a successful transfer to a four year institution. To build student engagement and community amongst students with the shared goal of completing a bachelors degree. Who: Students on third party scholarships such as Mile High United Way, Daniels Fund Boundless Opportunity Program and the Denver Scholarship Foundation. Typically these students are underrepresented in higher education. Why: To increase the retention, graduation and transfer of students on scholarships from select third party donors. To build student engagement and community among cohorted scholarship recipients. Who: 160 students Students who are first in their families to go to college. Students who are underrepresented in higher education. Students who meet federal low income guidelines. Why: To increase the retention, graduation and transfer of first generation and low income college students. To build student engagement and community among first generation college students.
Student Success Center Students Transfer Success ProgramTRiO Student Support Services Scholar Support & Programming students students students students students students students First Generation Students ( ) (neither parent has a bachelors degree) 79% (5% are unknown --- it is likely some of these are first generation) Average Age ( ) Gender % Male % Female 23 36% 64% Race/Ethnicity ( ) African American/Black (101) Caucasian/White (71) Hispanic/Non-White (125) Asian American/Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (20) American Indian/Alaskan (8) Not Reported (25) 80 % of SSC Students are Students of Color 29% 20% 36% 6% 2% 7%
Student Success Center Measuring Success MetricSSC Rate Fall 2013-Spring 2014 Persistence 87% Fall 2013-Fall 2014 Persistence 65% Graduation and Transfer, 1 yr. (*have not run clearinghouse data, anticipate this will go up) 18% (19 graduated, 27 graduated and transferred, 17 transferred = 63) Average Cumulative GPA % in Good Academic Standing % MetricHispanic/ Latino Black/ Non- Hispanic Caucasian Fall Fall 2014 Persistence 66%72%51% Graduation & Transfer 20% (10 graduated, 8 graduated & transferred, 7 transferred = 25) 18% (5 graduated, 6 graduated & transferred, 7 transferred = 18) 17% (3 graduated, 6 graduated & transferred, 3 transferred = 12) Disaggregated by Race and Ethnicity
Advising/Coaching Dedicated advisor and coach for all students. Utilize a coaching philosophy. Proactive approach to advising. Requirement to see an advisor up to three times a semester. Advising sessions are documented in order to do timely and accurate follow up with students.
AAA 101 1-credit, 10 week course – mandatory for participation in Transfer Success. Curriculum is focused on: 1.) Developing characteristics of successful college students 2.) Clarifying career and degree choices 3.) Planning for successful degree completion 4.) Planning for successful transfer The instructor for a students’ AAA 101 course becomes the students advisor for the year. Focus on developing relationships among students and between instructor and students. TRiO will begin running AAA 101 courses in the fall of 2015.
Community Engagement Welcoming space for students. Shared sense of purpose. Opportunities to connect through: 1.) TRiO Peer Ambassador Program 2.) Mandatory Program Orientations in the Fall 3.) AAA ) Programs: Charm School & End of Semester Celebrations 5.) College Visit Program 6.) A focus on connecting students to CCA Clubs and Organizations
Academic Support TRiO Tutoring Program. Progress Report System. Strategically placed registration holds. A focus on collaborating with our faculty. Use of data to inform our outreach and interventions.
Transfer Focus College Visit Program Transfer Wednesdays Transfer Planning Stations D2L Virtual Campus Space that visually promotes a Transfer Affirming Culture Individual Transfer Admissions Appointments