Multiyear Study of Community-College Practices Asks: What Helps Students Graduate?
By Jennifer Gonzalez
Community colleges are brimming with programs and policies designed to help students complete their studies. Practices like requiring orientation and establishing early-academic-warning systems have sprouted since 2009, when President Obama announced that he wanted to make the United States the best-educated country in the world by 2020.
Now the questions for the nation’s community colleges are: Which of the practices work and why? And perhaps most important, how do colleges expand them to cover all students?
A new, multiyear project led by the Center for Community College Student Engagement will attempt to get some answers. The research organization plans to analyze data from four different but related surveys and produce reports annually for the next three years. The surveys represent responses from the perspective of entering and experienced students, faculty members, and institutions.
Read the Report: http://www.ccsse.org/center/