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.

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

https://sites.google.com/a/cccc.edu/t3/updates/workuntiltheend/T3.jpgStudents roll the dice for questions about common grammar errors at Chatham's Paper Panic Workshop.

Plan for the Future

posted Oct 20, 2016, 6:03 AM by Mike Beck

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.

Project Goal 2:

To develop and sustain high-performing employees who utilize technology to improve student achievement.

Project Goal 3:

To champion the implementation of effective technologies to improve productivity and positively impact student retention, persistence, and graduation.


Recently, an update to the planning screen in AVISO (early-alert program) was made to assist in the advising process at Central Carolina Community College.  Success coaches are holding three workshops this month to assist faculty with building new academic templates that will help students gain real-time access to their plan of study and courses that they have completed and courses that they need to complete to graduate.  This change should create an increase in the number of academic plans that are developed by students and approved by faculty each year.



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The Start to a Successful Semester

posted Sep 28, 2016, 9:01 AM by Mike Beck   [ updated Sep 28, 2016, 9:02 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.

Project Goal 2:

To develop and sustain high-performing employees who utilize technology to improve student achievement.

Project Goal 3:

To champion the implementation of effective technologies to improve productivity and positively impact student retention, persistence, and graduation.

 

The Start to a Successful Semester

 

Faculty and staff are back on campus and continuing to help to serve our students every daily.  The week before Fall classes began, all faculty and staff attended multiple Welcome Week sessions, including an all curriculum meeting that addressed the benefits of using Aviso, our early-alert software.  We also had 24 department chairs/leads attend our breakout Aviso training session which covered best practices and tools for success.  During the same week, 48 individuals attended our annual ACA first-year success course training. 

CCCC employees are truly dedicated to helping our students be successful.


This is an update to our original August 2016 post.  The original post disappeared.


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Helping Students Reach Their Goals

posted Sep 20, 2016, 5:03 AM by Mike Beck   [ updated Sep 20, 2016, 5:11 AM ]

A Successful Start to Fall


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.


Central Carolina Community College is continuing to welcome new students and assist returning students!

As highlighted in the attached newsletter, Student Learning Matters, there are many activities occurring on campus that are promoting student success at CCCC.

Currently over 5,000 students are enrolled for the 2016FA semester.

FA to FA retention for returning students is currently over 62%.


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Summer Bridge Kick-Off

posted Jul 21, 2016, 7:23 AM by Mike Beck   [ updated Jul 21, 2016, 7:24 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 is piloting a new "Summer Bridge" program for summer 2016. Selected applicants will participate for two weeks beginning July 18 through July 28 on the Sanford Main Campus from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Each day students will be immersed in CCCC's campus culture while earning an academic credit for the study and success skills they will acquire.

In collaboration with Central Carolina Works (CCW), this bridge program was designed to help ease the transition for both CCW and incoming students into higher education. The Summer Bridge Program will 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. Participants will earn a one-credit hour course while being immersed in a fun and intensive learning environment that will give them an advantage heading into their full college experience.

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One Busy Summer

posted Jun 27, 2016, 6:22 AM by Mike Beck

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.

During this summer semester, success coaches are working hard teaching ACA courses, helping advise and register students for 2016 Fall classes, and conducting New Student Orientations on all three of our main campuses.  Also, coaches recently conducted a degree audit and were able to help over 30 students from our 2012FA cohort graduate with a credential.

 

Currently, success coaches, staff, and faculty have helped over 1,800 students from the 2015FA semester register for the 2016FA semester.

Preparing for the Fall Semester

posted May 25, 2016, 9:48 AM by Mike Beck   [ updated May 25, 2016, 9:49 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.



Success Coaches and CCP Advisors held The 1st CCCC Welcome Day in May, for local high school students that plan to attend Central Carolina Community College beginning in the fall.  Students were informed about the services that we have to offer, engaged in fun activities, signed up for a new student orientation in June, and learned about next steps in the college enrollment process. We are excited to offer this program to better help students make the transition from high school to college. Over 100 students were in attendance.


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Practicing What We Teach

posted Apr 28, 2016, 6:54 AM by Mike Beck   [ updated Apr 28, 2016, 6:57 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.

Project Goal 2:

To develop and sustain high-performing employees who utilize technology to improve student achievement.

Project Goal 3:

To champion the implementation of effective technologies to improve productivity and positively impact student retention, persistence, and graduation.

Recently, success coaches were invited to present at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region 3 Conference.  They shared success coaching best practices and how our practices and the use of AVISO, our early-alert system, have helped increase our student retention and success at our college.

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Over the past three weeks, success coaches, staff, and faculty have helped nearly 1,000 current students enroll for 2016 Fall classes.  This is a testament to our practices.

Student Outreach

posted Mar 29, 2016, 6:19 PM by Mike Beck   [ updated Mar 29, 2016, 6:28 PM ]

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.

Project Goal 2:
To develop and sustain high-performing employees who utilize technology to improve student achievement.

Project Goal 3:
To champion the implementation of effective technologies to improve productivity and positively impact student retention, persistence, and graduation.

Here is a look at some recent progress for spring 2016.

Goal 1: Selected Spring 2016 Results:

969 College Success meetings documented electronically in Aviso
1,339
Aviso grade alerts sent to students/advisors
2,052
Attendance alerts sent via the Aviso system

Goal 2 and Goal 3: Selected Spring 2016 Results:

4,296 Aviso notes added

In addition to these positive data shared above, please feel free to read the spring 2016 version of the faculty/staff newsletter, Student Learning Matters, (below) for important project updates.


Currently, the Success Team is working to advise students for Summer and Fall 2016 classes.
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Building Relationships

posted Feb 26, 2016, 12:29 PM by Mike Beck   [ updated Feb 26, 2016, 12:30 PM ]

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.

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The College Success Center has helped over 2,000 students make the transition from the 2015FA to 2016SP semester.  To continue to promote success for new and returning students, the coaches are once again offering Cougar workshops this semester.    Workshops will focus on diversity, study skills, and online resources for academic research.

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