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1 THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF AURORA Student Success Center

2 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!

3 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

4 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.

5 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%

6 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

7 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.

8 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.

9 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

10 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.

11 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

12 Student Dialogue & Questions


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