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1 The Faculty Said… (pt.3) Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement 2005 Findings Presenter: LaSylvia Pugh – September 14, 2006

2 2 Presentation Purpose Share results of the Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) Compare and contrast Part-time and Full-time Faculty responses to CCFSSE

3 3 CCSSE Overview The Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) is a national study conducted by the Community College Leadership Program at the University of Texas at Austin CCSSE was designed to help us assess quality in community college education; identify and learn from good educational practice; and identify areas in which we can improve programs and services for students.

4 4 CCSSE Overview In the Spring of 2005, nearly 130,000 community college students from 257 colleges, in 38 states participated in the CCSSE study. In the Spring of 2005, 679 Durham Tech credit students, in 68 randomly selected courses, participated in the CCSSE study.

5 5 CCFSSE Overview The Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (CCFSSE) is: Web-based Instrument Designed to mirror CCSSE to facilitate comparisons between student and faculty responses CCFSSE asks faculty members to respond based on a SPECIFIC COURSE they were teaching in the Spring of 2005

6 6 CCFSSE Overview The Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (CCFSSE) elicits information from faculty about: Their teaching practices Perceptions regarding students’ educational experiences The ways they spend their professional time OUTSIDE the classroom The ways they spend their professional time INSIDE the classroom

7 7 CCFSSE Data Collection Process A total of 169 part-time and full-time faculty members completed the CCFSSE in the Spring of 2005 Faculty members received an invitation directly from CCSSE facilitators in March 2005 Only faculty members teaching a course in the Spring of 2005 were invited to participate

8 8 Study Findings

9 9 Part-time Faculty Demographics 55% Have 1 to 9 years teaching experience 17% First year teaching 65% Master’s degree 13% Doctoral degree 62% Female; 38% Male 73% White, Non-Hispanic 19% Black or African American N=84

10 10 Full-time Faculty Demographics 43% Have 1 to 9 years teaching experience 2% First year teaching 60% Master’s degree 16% Doctoral degree 63% Female; 37% Male 72% White, Non-Hispanic 17% Black or African American N=85

11 11 Teaching Practices & Perceptions

12 12 Question How often do students in your selected course section make a class presentation?

13 13 …Class Presentation?

14 14 Question How often do students in your selected course section work with classmates outside of class to prepare class assignments?

15 15...Work with classmates outside of class?

16 16 Question How often do students in your selected course section discuss grades or assignments with you?

17 17 …Discuss grades or assignments?

18 18 Question How often do students in your selected course section talk about career plans with you?

19 19 …Talk about career plans?

20 20 Question How much does this college emphasize helping students cope with their non-academic responsibilities (work, family, etc.)?

21 21 …Help with non-academic responsibilities?

22 22 Question How much does this college emphasize providing students the support they need to thrive socially?

23 23...Provide the support to thrive socially?

24 24 Question Using a scale of 1 to 7, with 1 being Extremely Easy and 7 being Extremely Challenging, to what extent do your examinations of student performances (e.g. exams, portfolio) challenge students to do their best work?

25 25 …Challenge of exams?

26 26 Question In your selected course section, what is the number of written papers or reports of any length that your students write?

27 27 …Number of written assignments?

28 28 Student Services

29 29 Question How important do you believe academic advising/planning is to students at this college?

30 30 …Importance of academic advising/planning?

31 31 Question How often do you refer students to academic advising/planning?

32 32 …Refer to academic advising/planning?

33 33 Question How important do you believe career counseling is to students at this college?

34 34 …Importance of career counseling?

35 35 Question How often do you refer students to career counseling?

36 36 …Refer to career counseling?

37 37 Question How important do you believe skills labs (writing, math, etc.) are to students at this college?

38 38 …Importance of skills labs?

39 39 Question How often do you refer students to skills labs (writing, math, etc.)?

40 40 …Refer to skills labs?

41 41 Instructor Activities

42 42 Question About how many hours do you spend in a typical 7-day week…

43 43 …Teaching students in class?

44 44 …Grading Papers?

45 45 …Preparing for class?

46 46 …Reflecting and working on ways to improve my teaching?

47 47 Classroom Activities

48 48 Question In your selected course section, on average, what percent of class time is spent on…

49 49 …Lecture?

50 50 …Teacher-student shared responsibility (discussion, etc.)?

51 51 …Small group activities?

52 52 …Student presentations?

53 53 Additional Student Data Sources TLC: Non-returning Achieving the Dream Student Survey Update – Sheza Healey September 20, 2006 at 2pm ~ Collins 261 Evaluation & Research section of the intranet Enrollment reports Achieving the Dream data Other survey results

54 54

55 55 Questions?

56 56 Thank you for your participation!


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