Title III Project - Progress Blog

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 grant project is title The MAP to Higher Achievement: Maximizing Academic Persistence with a College Success Center.

 

We use this blog to communicate our project's progress.  Any feedback or questions are welcomed at success@cccc.edu.

Welcome Back

posted Aug 25, 2017, 7:49 AM by Mike Beck   [ updated Aug 25, 2017, 7:51 AM ]

Project 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.


Welcome Back

Our Fall 2017 semester recently started and we have helped approximately 5,000 students (new and returning) register for classes and acquire the resources that they need to be successful.

Overall, the coaches have helped over 2,300 returning students return to campus and we continue to see an increase in our Fall to Fall retention.


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2017 Summer Bridge

posted Jul 24, 2017, 10:35 AM by Mike Beck   [ updated Jul 24, 2017, 10:40 AM ]

Project Goal 1:

To maximize student access and success through creation of the College Success Center (CSC) that practices intentional student support and intrusive advising activities.

2017 Summer Bridge

The College Success Center is now offering our Summer Bridge program for a second year. Selected applicants will participate for eight weeks on the Sanford Main Campus. Each day students will learn more about campus culture while earning academic credits (ACA 122 and ENG 111).  This program was funded through a Wells Fargo grant which covers the cost of the program and tuition for students.

Our continued goal for this program is to provide a seamless transition to college by (1) exposing students to college resources early, and (2) by educating students on the "soft skills" that are so crucial for success in higher education.


Learn more by visiting 

http://www.cccc.edu/ccp/summer-bridge/

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Helping Others

posted Jun 26, 2017, 7:59 AM by Mike Beck

Project Goal:

(1) To maximize student access and success with creation of the College Success Center.

Our Success team has been busy this summer assisting students with registration, preparing for New Student Orientations, Summer Bridge, and developing FYE activities.  We are extremely excited to announce that our Coaches have also helped conduct a peer leader institute.  Peer Leaders assist new students and their families make a positive transition to CCCC. Through assisting at New Student Orientation sessions during the summer and spring and then serving in ACA courses, Peer Leaders are some of the best-informed students at CCCC and ready to share their perspectives and experiences.

More information can be found at http://www.cccc.edu/admissions/orientation/peer-leader.php

 

New Summer, New NSOs

posted May 30, 2017, 8:21 AM by Mike Beck   [ updated May 30, 2017, 8:24 AM ]

Project Goal:

(1) To maximize student access and success with creation of the College Success Center.

 

We currently have nearly 2,000 new applicants who have applied for our Fall 2017 semester.  Therefore, our success coaches are getting ready for another busy summer and will offer multiple New Student Orientation sessions on all three of our main campuses.  The New Student Orientation program hosts organized, purposeful, and positive introduction sessions for all new CCCC students and their families. These sessions help them become familiar with services and programs vital to their successful transition as full and active members of the CCCC community. Partnering collaboratively with other college offices and departments, these sessions help students gain the skills, information and meaningful relationships important to successful long-term academic and personal outcome.



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Looking Ahead to Great Things

posted Apr 19, 2017, 6:59 AM by Mike Beck   [ updated Apr 19, 2017, 7:03 AM ]

Project 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.


Excellent things are continuing to happen at Central Carolina Community College!

Registration for the 2017 Summer and Fall semesters has only been available for a couple of weeks.  Thanks to the hard work of faculty and staff, over 800 current students have already registered for classes (nearly a 3% increase compared to this time last year).

Also, we are excited to announce that we are expanding our Summer Bridge Program for the second year, and will offer ENG 111, ACA 122, college visits, and social and cultural activities. This year's program will cover the entire eight-week summer semester.


 Retention Report

Year-to-Year Retention

Registration

2017FA Enrolled

Retention % 2016FA to 2017FA

Day 3 (April 4)

480

13.1%

Day 5

635

17.4%

Day 7   

673

18.47%

Day 9

847

23.25%

Day 10

851

23.35%




Aviso Success Planning: Planning Ahead

posted Mar 21, 2017, 7:23 AM by Mike Beck

Project 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

Aviso Success Planning: Planning Ahead

Central Carolina Community College students, faculty advisors, and success coaches continue to use our academic advising system, Aviso.  We are excited to announce that during this Spring 2017 semester, we will pilot an updated planning screen that will be more intuitive for our students, faculty, and staff.

We have completed and published templates for almost all of the credentials offered by CCCC (this includes certificates, diplomas, and degrees).

Below, I have attached a screenshot of how the new planning screen will look for advisors and students.  The Program Guide on the right will be interactive, with collapsible lists and drag and drop capabilities.

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Student Persistence

posted Feb 13, 2017, 5:22 AM by Mike Beck   [ updated Feb 13, 2017, 5:26 AM ]

Project Goal 1:

To maximize student access and success through creation of the College Success Center (CSC) that practices intentional student support and intrusive advising activities.

 

The College Success Center has helped over 4,700 students make the transition from the 2016FA to 2017SP semester.  To continue to promote success for students, the coaches are addressing early alerts daily and proactively helping students with academic and personal matters.


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New Student Success

posted Jan 22, 2017, 9:43 AM by Mike Beck   [ updated Jan 22, 2017, 9:44 AM ]

Project Goal 1:

To maximize student access and success through creation of the College Success Center (CSC) that practices intentional student support and intrusive advising activities.



The College Success Center hosted new student orientation sessions in January with over 55 attendees. Additionally, over 114 new students completed the online new student orientation. On Jan. 6, the College Success Center trained six peer leaders and faculty working with peer leaders. This spring, peer leaders will serve in two ACA courses.

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Peer Leaders in ACA Courses

posted Dec 12, 2016, 6:30 AM by Mike Beck   [ updated Dec 12, 2016, 6:36 AM ]

Project Goal 1:

To maximize student access and success through creation of the College Success Center (CSC) that practices intentional student support and intrusive advising activities.


We have completed our first semester embedding Peer Leaders into our First-Year Experience program.  The College Success Center trained six current students to serve as Peer Leaders in ACA courses this Fall semester. The students worked as Orientation Leaders for New Student Orientation over the summer.

Peer leaders worked alongside ACA instructors to help facilitate classroom activities, to share their perspective on the student experience, and to mentor students in their ACA course.

The College Success Center hopes that this will increase student learning and retention in ACA courses and will lead students in these courses to be more connected to CCCC. Additionally, we hope to create and sustain additional student leadership opportunities through the Peer Leader role.



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Everyone Loves Free!

posted Nov 16, 2016, 8:07 AM by Mike Beck   [ updated Nov 16, 2016, 8:12 AM ]

Project Goal 1:

To maximize student access and success through creation of the College Success Center (CSC) that practices intentional student support and intrusive advising activities.


Free Workshops Help Students Hone Their Academic Skills

Each semester, the College Success Center presents a series of academic and soft skills workshops at all three main campuses. Organized and presented with the help of the Chatham Academic Assistance Center and the Harnett Academic Assistance Center, these workshops provide students an opportunity to learn and practice new approaches to overcoming common academic stumbling blocks.
 
Beginning the semester with Open Houses and Computer Confusion drop-ins, students meet the CSC, WRC, and AAC staff they will work with throughout their time at CCCC. Workshops are then planned with the academic calendar in mind: Library Resources as students begin research projects, Time Management at the crunch of midterms and Stress Relief at the end of the semester. By the end of this semester, the three campuses will have hosted 24 workshops on a wide variety of topics.
 
 
Upcoming Fall 2016 Workshops include:

Chatham
Stress Relief, Tuesday, December 6th
 
Harnett
Proofreading Tips, November 29th
APA Citations, November 29th
 
Lee
Study Skills, November 17th, 9:00am to 10:30am

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