My blog discusses the important and complex subjects of college completion, college success, student risk factors (for failing), college readiness, and academic preparation. I will explore the pieces of the college puzzle that heavily influence, if not determine, college success rates.
Study of Community College Student Engagement Makes Sense
Each year the Community College Survey of Student Engagemnt is full of good data and advice: http://www.ccsse.org/
. Conducted by the University of Texas it asks students about their experience at community colleges and provides basic data.For example, fewer than half of students met with an adviser in the first four weeks of college. Only, 36% were satisfied with their orientation course. But two thirds of community college students attend part time and two thirds of the faculy are part time. The report is full of how engaged students are in their classes, and how to make classes more engaging.
Students are engaged in synthesis (57%), and appling theories(50%). But 64% report that memorizing facts or ideas is emphasized in their classes. 61% are in remedial courses, but 36% have still not taken a placement exam after four weeks. There is clearly something wrong with the first four weeks at many colleges and it results in less college success
and lower college completion
Labels: College Completion, college sucess