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.

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.

Experience Makes the Difference

posted Jan 12, 2016, 5:55 AM by Mike Beck   [ updated Jan 12, 2016, 6:08 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.

 

During the past 12 months, 100% of college curriculum faculty advisors and success coaches have participated in some form of training (workshops, materials, welcome back convocation) that shared intentional student support and intrusive advising best practices. The total number trained for 2014-15 is 141 full-time faculty/staff and 139 of those serve as advisors. 


Currently this team of advisors and coaches have registered 2,700 current CCCC students for 2016 Spring classes (70.5% retention FA to SP).






Tracking Success

posted Dec 16, 2015, 11:57 AM by Mike Beck   [ updated Dec 16, 2015, 12:08 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.


Currently, 2,379 current CCCC students have registered for 2016 Spring classes (62% retention FA to SP).

This success can greatly be attributed to the nearly 1500 student notes that have been documented by success coaches in Aviso during the 2015 Fall Semester.

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Celebrate Good Times

posted Nov 23, 2015, 10:17 AM by Mike Beck   [ updated Nov 23, 2015, 10:25 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.

Great things are happening at Central Carolina Community College!

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

 

Registration for the 2016 Spring semester has only been available for 10 days.  Thanks to the hard work of faculty and staff, over 1800 current students have already registered for Spring classes (nearly 50% retention FA to SP).


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It is Never Too Early to Plan Ahead

posted Oct 20, 2015, 9:48 AM by Mike Beck   [ updated Oct 20, 2015, 9:53 AM ]


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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.

Success Coaches are currently in the process of helping students develop course schedules in Aviso for the 2016 spring semester.  Coaches will also be working with many of our largest academic programs this semester "embedded within their departments", to assist faculty in registering students to ensure that they get all of the courses that they need to graduate.  Faculty and staff have worked together over the past month to establish a plan to address students about the importance of being advised and registering early for spring classes.     

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Students Love Cougar Workshops

posted Sep 8, 2015, 1:33 PM by Mike Beck   [ updated Sep 8, 2015, 1:41 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.

 

During the past month, Success Coaches have been leading workshops that were aimed at helping students develop as independent, self-confident, and efficient learners through improved study skills and academic performance. Workshops focused on meeting our success coaches, study skills, utilizing campus resources, technology boot camp, and writing and reading strategies.  Numerous students attended these workshops to help them build a sense of community and acquire academic strategies that promote college success.

 

 

Student Learning Matters – August 2015 Newsletter

Click the link below to see our summer and fall semester updates from the Division of Student Learning.  This edition contains several updates related to our Title III Project.

 

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What a Great Summer!

posted Aug 18, 2015, 12:21 PM by Mike Beck   [ updated Aug 18, 2015, 12:37 PM ]


Goal 1: To maximize student access and success with creation of the College Success Center.

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

 

Success Coaches worked diligently over the summer to help our students at CCCC continue to meet their academic goals. Over the past two months, Coaches organized nine new student orientations and conducted hundreds of meetings with returning students to assist them with getting  the fall classes that they needed to persist academically.

On the first day of our 2015 Fall Semester, we had over 2,400 returning students enrolled.


Currently, our FA to FA retention is at 62%, an increase of 2% from last year.

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Reviewing Student Success

posted Jul 20, 2015, 5:41 AM by Mike Beck   [ updated Jul 20, 2015, 5:44 AM ]

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.

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

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

To support our students’ academic success, Success Coaches have created placement test review videos for The North Carolina Diagnostic Assessment and Placement (NCDAP) and have made them available on the College Success Center webpage http://www.cccc.edu/csc/.  Numerous students have praised the value of these videos and attribute their placement test success to the support of their coaches’ online tips and review.


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