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Central Carolina Community College, 2012-2017

The MAP to Higher Achievement at Central Carolina Community College
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On October 1, 2012, Central Carolina Community College was awarded a five-year, $1.65 million Title-III Strengthening Institutions Program grant by the U.S. Department of Education.  The title of the grant project is The MAP to Higher Achievement: Maximizing Academic Persistence with a College Success Center.


This page is designed to deliver regular updates on progress with the grant project.

Rolling Project Updates

  • Goal #2 Update: Using Technology to Improve Student Achievement Central Carolina Community College's Title III-A goal #2 declared that the project would "develop and sustain high-performing employees who utilize technology to improve student achievement." The College ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2014, 2:55 PM by Brian Merritt
  • Positive Persistence Results from the 2013-2014 Academic Year The 2013-2014 academic year marked the initial full academic year for Central Carolina Community College using the Aviso early-alert system to continuously inform students of their progress.  As ...
    Posted May 23, 2014, 7:42 AM by Brian Merritt
  • Exciting Spring-to-Fall Retention 2014 Progress..... The student advising process for Fall 2014 has started off great!Using the new Aviso system, the College Success Center staff monitors retention on a day-to-day basis and ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2014, 8:05 AM by Brian Merritt
  • Spring 2014: Title III/College Success Project Updates by the Numbers As we continue to move forward with great momentum, it's important to step back and remember the vision for the Title III SIP project at ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2014, 4:56 PM by Brian Merritt
  • Aviso Best Practices Guide for Intrusive Advising & Intentional Student Support Here we go!  Today is the first day of the Pre-Registration Advising Period for the Fall 2014 semester at Central Carolina Community College.Our primary Title III-A grant ...
    Posted Mar 24, 2014, 4:33 AM by Brian Merritt
  • Aviso Success Planning: Positive Momentum Continues! For about 11 months, Central Carolina Community College students, faculty advisors, and success coaches have been exposed to our new online academic advising system, Aviso.  During our first-year success ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2014, 8:57 AM by Brian Merritt
  • Fall 2013-to-Spring 2014 :: Retention Breakdown by College Success Activity Great momentum continues at Central Carolina Community College!Compared to a 65% retention rate last year from Fall 2012-to-Spring 2013 retention rate, preliminary results show the retention rate ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2014, 4:14 PM by Brian Merritt
  • Maximizing Academic Persistence: Some Great Preliminary Results.... As we've mentioned before on this blog, Fall 2013 was the first semester for the large-scale expansion with our enhanced T-III College Success Center activities at Central ...
    Posted Dec 17, 2013, 9:56 AM by Brian Merritt
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2012-2017 Project Overview

Activity Purpose:
To positively impact retention, persistence, and graduation by proactively identifying students’ needs early and enhancing the College’s capacity to provide intentional support methods.Institutional Goals
(1) To maximize student access and success with creation of the College Success Center
(2) To develop and sustain high-performing employees who utilize technology to improve student achievement
(3) To champion the implementation of effective technologies such as advising/early-alert (EA) software.
Each goal is aligned with CCCC's 2010-2013 Strategic Plan.

Project Objectives:
In support of the Institutional Goa
ls, realistic and measurable objectives will be achieved by September 2017 to accomplish project goals:

1a) 50% of curriculum students participate in College Success Center activities
1b) Full-time retention increase of 6%

1c) Full-time enrollment/persistence of targeted programs increases 7%
1d) Graduation rate increases of 4%

2a) 100% of CSC staff trained in new advising/early-alert software and faculty in teaching technologies
2b) 100% of targeted faculty/staff trained in new advising/early-alert software and faculty in teaching technologies
2c) 100% of peer tutors trained in teaching technologies

3a) 75% of Faculty Advisors use advising/early-alert software to communicate with advisees and approve Success Plans
3b) 75% of targeted program students create an online Success Plan
3c) 10% retention increase for first-year, full-time retention students who complete the online Success Plan process
Subpages (1): Year 1 - Project Plan