Community College Student Success: Programs, Interventions, and Outcomes

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Event Date/Time: Jun 24, 2010 End Date/Time: Jun 24, 2010
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Community College Student Success: Programs, Interventions, and Outcomes June 24th, 1-3pm EDT online webinar etention_p/840.htm NOTE: Payment is not required prior to event date (choose check by mail or PO as payment method when registering). The recording is always included and is accessible for one full year. OVERVIEW This webinar will highlight statistics and trends regarding how community colleges have provided access to success over the past two decades. The discussion will include how to identify the threats to success and analyze student outcomes. Finally, ideas on how community colleges can use policies to better assist students as they pursue success will be presented. OBJECTIVES 1. Review statistics pertaining to community college students, including success rates, as measured by transfer, course completion, and other issues. 2. Identify millennial interventions. What are colleges doing to encourage success? (learning communities, student success courses, learning competencies, exit exams, capstone projects, community college baccalaureates). 3. Answer the question - Are the millennial interventions working? Discuss information on success rates and how well the programs are working. 4. Plan for the future. Presenter will make policy suggestions and discuss implications. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Anyone interested in increasing success of the countrys more than 11.5 million community college students. The presentation will be especially of interest to community college administrators, faculty, and policy makers. WHO IS THE SPEAKER? Linda Serra Hagedorn is Professor and Director of the Research Institute for Studies in Higher Education (RISE) at Iowa State University. Dr. Hagedorns research focuses on community college student success, retention, and transfer. She is especially interested in issues pertaining to underrepresented student groups and equity. Prior to joining the faculty at Iowa State University, she directed the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Florida. She was also the Director of the Transfer and Retention of Urban Community College Students Project (TRUCCS); a longitudinal study of over 5,000 students enrolled in the Los Angeles Community College District. Although Dr. Hagedorn performs both quantitative and qualitative research, she is especially known for developing techniques to analyze enrollment and other college files. She has written extensively and presented her work on transcript analysis. Her most recent published works include; An investigation of critical mass: The role of Latino representation in the success of urban community college students and HispanicCommunity CollegeStudents and the Transfer Game: Strikes, Misses, and Grand Experiences. Janet Laughlin is the Dean of the Student Success & Academic Advancement Division at Danville Community College (DCC) in Danville, Virginia. The division is comprised of developmental education, student services, and the colleges transfer initiative. Dr. Laughlin served as the director for DCCs participation as a Round One college in the national Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count initiative. The goal of the initiative was to close the achievement gap between minority and Caucasian students and between low income students and those more economically privileged. The success of the college in realizing improvements in achievement of these groups led to DCC being invited to escalate its work and participate in the Developmental Education Initiative as a subgrantee from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through MDC. Dr. Laughlin has presented at regional and national conferences on DCCs student success strategies and challenges. Enquiries: