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1 Keep Students in College with a Comprehensive Student Success Course Dr. Marsha Fralick

2 Ice Breaker What should I visit if I were to travel to your city? Think Think Pair Pair Share Share

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5 Overview Program descriptionProgram description Program resultsProgram results Key elementsKey elements Course CreditCourse Credit Career planningCareer planning Learning styleLearning style TechnologyTechnology

6 What is the dream that students have when they begin college?

7 The American Dream Get a degreeGet a degree Get a better jobGet a better job Improve the quality of lifeImprove the quality of life Increase self-respectIncrease self-respect Be the best you can beBe the best you can be

8 The Reality What Happens?What Happens? After 8 years, only 53% of those seeking degrees achieved their goals.After 8 years, only 53% of those seeking degrees achieved their goals % of the students don’t even return the next semester.40-50% of the students don’t even return the next semester. 6 out of 10 transfer students give up their plans or drop out in one semester.6 out of 10 transfer students give up their plans or drop out in one semester. Sources: Achieving the Dream website, PACE Research

9 How can we help college students be successful? ThinkThink PairPair ShareShare

10 Cuyamaca College El Cajon, CA

11 Personal Development 124, Lifelong Success 8000 students enrolled in college8000 students enrolled in college 1600 take PDC 124 each year1600 take PDC 124 each year One of the top 15 revenue producing programs for the collegeOne of the top 15 revenue producing programs for the college 56 sections a year56 sections a year

12 College Success MotivationMotivation Time and MoneyTime and Money Memory and ReadingMemory and Reading Test TakingTest Taking Taking Notes, Writing and SpeakingTaking Notes, Writing and Speaking

13 Career Success Personality and Related MajorsPersonality and Related Majors Learning Style and IntelligenceLearning Style and Intelligence Interests and ValuesInterests and Values Career and Educational PlanningCareer and Educational Planning

14 Lifelong Success Communication and RelationshipsCommunication and Relationships Critical and Creative ThinkingCritical and Creative Thinking Maintaining a Healthy LifestyleMaintaining a Healthy Lifestyle Appreciating DiversityAppreciating Diversity Positive ThinkingPositive Thinking Life StagesLife Stages

15 Course Choices Face to FaceFace to Face 22 sections 22 sections BlendedBlended 22 sections22 sections OnlineOnline 12 sections12 sections

16 College Success Course 3 units3 units Transfers to four year universitiesTransfers to four year universities One of the top 15 revenue producing programs in the collegeOne of the top 15 revenue producing programs in the college

17 Key to Success: Make it Count Transfers as general education for CSUC, Area E, Lifelong UnderstandingTransfers as general education for CSUC, Area E, Lifelong Understanding Transfers to University of CaliforniaTransfers to University of California

18 The Transfer Approval Process Academic RigorAcademic Rigor Broad ScopeBroad ScopeCareers Lifelong Success Articulate with UniversitiesArticulate with Universities

19 Bridge High School Community College University

20 Program Results Program Review 2000, 2005

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22 The most significant finding is increased persistence.

23 Persistence Students who return the next semesterStudents who return the next semester Approximately half of community college students nationwide do not persist after the first semesterApproximately half of community college students nationwide do not persist after the first semester

24 College Persistence Semester to Semester 5 Year Average at Cuyamaca College All successful PDC students 89%All successful PDC students 89% All students 63%All students 63% A 26% improvement!

25 Keys to Success The program helps students to make a good choice of a major and career.The program helps students to make a good choice of a major and career.

26 College Success: A Study of Positive and Negative Attrition Community College Review

27 The Successful Student Had a definite goal or college majorHad a definite goal or college major Based on this research, choosing a major and career planning was included in our college success course.

28 How did you choose your major? Career?

29 How to Choose a Major Self AssessmentSelf Assessment PersonalityPersonality InterestsInterests ValuesValues Learning StyleLearning Style Career ResearchCareer Research

30 Carl Jung and personality type Online:

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33 Keys to Success The program helps students to understand their learning style and how to become a lifelong learner.The program helps students to understand their learning style and how to become a lifelong learner.

34 The PEPS Learning Style Assessment Measures preferences in 20 areasMeasures preferences in 20 areas PerceptualPerceptual EnvironmentalEnvironmental EmotionalEmotional SociologicalSociological PhysicalPhysical

35 Keys to Success Use technology to make education engaging and inescapable.Use technology to make education engaging and inescapable.

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37 New Millennials Our current college studentsOur current college students Most were born since 1990Most were born since 1990 Most were born with a computer in the home and were using them by age 5Most were born with a computer in the home and were using them by age 5 Cyber generationCyber generation The connected generationThe connected generation 82% are online daily82% are online daily Average 12 hours per week onlineAverage 12 hours per week online

38 Where are you in the technology continuum? Baby boomer Baby boomer Generation X Generation X New Millennials New Millennials How much technology did you use in college?How much technology did you use in college?

39 Rationale for Using Technology Your students use itYour students use it It captures their attentionIt captures their attention Education on demandEducation on demand Any time or place Any time or place Increased accessIncreased access New roles for facultyNew roles for faculty

40 Using Technology Online career and learning style assessmentOnline career and learning style assessment E-textE-text Online portfolioOnline portfolio

41 Technology helps guide students through the critical first two weeks Make sure all students have startedMake sure all students have started Monitor progress from the beginningMonitor progress from the beginning Engaging material for the New Millennial GenerationEngaging material for the New Millennial Generation

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44 Resources for Faculty Instructor ManualInstructor Manual Exercises and HandoutsExercises and Handouts SyllabusSyllabus ResearchResearch PowerPointPowerPoint Internet LinksInternet Links

45 Questions?Questions? Evaluation formsEvaluation forms


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