Presentation on theme: "Kimberly U. Wright, Coordinator. Research shows… Community college students benefit from services targeted to assist them with academic and career planning,"— Presentation transcript:
Kimberly U. Wright, Coordinator
Research shows… Community college students benefit from services targeted to assist them with academic and career planning, academic skill development, and other areas that may affect learning and retention. Center for Academic Assistance, CG 224 SOURCE: Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) – Support for LearnersCommunity College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) – Support for Learners
Example of Services Many of these services are for first-year students only. Center for Academic Assistance, CG 224
Mission The mission of the CAA is to support students in their educational planning as they work to achieve their career and life goals. The CAA seeks to empower students to make effective educational choices based on their multidimensional and diverse life and career goals; and to help students to become engaged and empowered learners. Center for Academic Assistance, CG 224
What We Do … Help students identify and develop their academic goal. Make sure students are in an appropriate field of study for their goals. Assign students to an appropriate faculty advisor for their goal/major. Help students start an academic program completion plan to map out coursework for their goal/major. Help connect students to the appropriate campus/college resources. Center for Academic Assistance, CG 224
What We Do … Course Repeats Schedule Adjustment with Permission Re-Enrollment Request After the Census Date Center for Academic Assistance, CG 224 PROBLEMS WITH REGISTRATION??
Why We Do … What We Do … Students are falling off track early in their academic journey. Only 37 percent of students completed their expected credits within the first year (based on enrollment of 12 credits per semester). Fall 2013 semester we had over 400 course repeat request. Center for Academic Assistance, CG 224
Why We Do … What We Do … Center for Academic Assistance, CG 224 Students are taking too long to graduate.
Why We Do … What We Do … Nationally, approximately 55 percent of first-time students attending public community colleges continue enrollment the next year. According to another study only 34 percent of full-time continuing students continue enrollment for a third year. Center for Academic Assistance, CG 224
Successful Students… accept personal responsibility, seeing themselves as the primary cause of their outcomes and experiences. discover self-motivation, finding purpose in their lives by discovering personally meaningful goals and dreams. master self-management consistently planning and taking purposeful actions in pursuit of their goals and dreams. employ interdependence, building mutually supportive relationships that help them achieve their goals and dreams (while helping others to do the same). Struggling Students… See themselves as victims, believing that what happens to them is determined primarily by external forces such as fate, luck, and powerful others. Have difficulty sustaining motivation, often feeling depressed, frustrated, and/or resentful about a lack of direction in their lives. Seldom identify specific actions needed to accomplish a desired outcome, and when they do, they tend to procrastinate. Are solitary, seldom requesting, even rejecting, offers of assistance from those who could help.