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13 Jun, 2018

Student Communication in a Guided Pathways Model: Virtual Solutions to Student Questions

By | 2018-06-13T18:43:34+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Categories: Special Session Videos|0 Comments

Student Communication in a Guided Pathways Model: Virtual Solutions to Student Questions As Austin Community College embarked on its guided pathways initiative, we recognized the need for consolidated and streamlined student services through innovative methods. We set a goal of providing real-time student support through our Student Services Help Desk, which reduced [...]

13 Jun, 2018

Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges

By | 2018-06-13T18:42:16+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Categories: Special Session Videos|0 Comments

Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges A partnership between NISOD, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, and Do Good Work Educational Consulting fostered Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges, which identifies and celebrates promising practices at community and technical colleges in recruiting, retaining, and developing diverse faculty, staff, and students. Learn about [...]

13 Jun, 2018

Course-Based Research: A Social Justice Initiative

By | 2018-06-13T18:41:06+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Categories: Special Session Videos|0 Comments

Course-Based Research: A Social Justice Initiative Two-year colleges in the United States are leading the way in ensuring all students have access to undergraduate research. They are finding ways to integrate authentic and accessible research into the curriculum by identifying research possibilities in their communities, including environmental issues like safe water, archival [...]

13 Jun, 2018

Student Perspectives on Advising and Implications for Practice

By | 2018-06-13T18:39:40+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Categories: Special Session Videos|0 Comments

Student Perspectives on Advising and Implications for Practice Students and faculty consistently report that advising is the most important student service that colleges offer. Data from the Center for Community College Student Engagement suggest that students who receive more advising—more time with advisors and more in-depth discussions in their sessions—are more engaged. Join us [...]

13 Jun, 2018

The State of College Completion Initiatives at U.S. Community Colleges

By | 2018-06-13T18:34:30+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Categories: Special Session Videos|0 Comments

The State of College Completion Initiatives at U.S. Community Colleges Since President Obama introduced his 2020 goal to increase the percentage of citizens with college degrees, completion rates and how to improve them have been at the forefront of higher education institutional agendas. American Association of Collegiate Registrars researchers set out to [...]

7 Jun, 2018

To Innovation and Beyond: Program Models for Building Entrepreneurship and Innovation Extracurricular Programs

By | 2018-06-07T20:14:51+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Categories: Webinar Series|0 Comments

To Innovation and Beyond: Program Models for Building Entrepreneurship and Innovation Extracurricular Programs Providing extracurricular programs for community college students can be challenging due to the competing demands students face. Yet, it has become increasingly important for community colleges to provide their students with a level of academic rigor that not only prepares them [...]

17 May, 2018

Launching a Collegewide Online Course Quality Review Initiative

By | 2018-05-17T19:09:45+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Categories: Webinar Series|0 Comments

Launching a Collegewide Online Course Quality Review Initiative In the fall of 2017 we began the journey of adopting and implementing a peer-based online course quality review rubric and process with the goal of narrowing the gap between our traditional and online course student success rates. This journey involved faculty, union representatives, staff, [...]

3 May, 2018

The Retention Divide: Building New Cultural Bridges

By | 2018-05-03T19:14:26+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Webinar Series|0 Comments

The Retention Divide: Building New Cultural Bridges Diminishing retention returns are a recurring topic in scholarly discourse. The topic of retention within the context of community colleges is particularly viable because the student demographic at those institutions continues to diversify. Research suggests that factors such as mentoring, financial aid, family support, and an institution’s [...]