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Essay on how community colleges can do better

Essay on how community colleges can do better | Finish What You Start | Scoop.it

Community Colleges have awakened to the realities that we cannot continue to deliver higher education in the same way we always have in this country and expect better student outcomes. And, community college outcomes need to improve. The national full-time graduation rate of 28 percent is unacceptably low, and student success rates remain under 40 percent even if you count students who transfer to a four-year college without ever completing community college. And, as has been widely reported, graduation rates are even lower for the large number students who enter community college needing remedial education.


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Community colleges do the “heavy lifting” on college graduation goals :: Reengineering Virginia's Community Colleges

Community colleges do the “heavy lifting” on college graduation goals :: Reengineering Virginia's Community Colleges | Finish What You Start | Scoop.it

“Perhaps the space between the median income of Virginia families and the cost of a baccalaureate degree has become one of those unmet needs we were built to address.”


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, March 7, 2013 12:53 PM

Virginia Community Colleges Chancellor Glenn DuBois, speaking at his annual Planning Retreat. Chancellor DuBois is the closing plenary speaker at SCUP's Mid-Atlantic Region's 2013 conference at Georgetown University on April 7–9, "Academic Relevance—Is Higher Education Still the Gateway to Opportunity in America?"


“Dropping out of high school or refusing to attend college can doom generations of a family to a cycle of failure…,” he said. “These 21st Century students, my friends, represent our biggest challenge. The best thing I can say about them is that they give us a reason to get up in the morning and make a difference.”


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College Student Engagement and Early Career Earnings: Differences by Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Academic Preparation

College Student Engagement and Early Career Earnings: Differences by Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Academic Preparation | Finish What You Start | Scoop.it
2013 study in The Review of Higher Education examining how different kinds of engagement during college, and different demographic factors, can help explain future earnings patterns.
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Campus Student Employment Program (CSEP) - Student Engagement - Mohawk College

RT @EngageMohawk: Mohawk Students are you looking for a Summer Job? Check out the Jobs on Campus! http://t.co/70GWe0tHHC
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Speaking Up: A Guide to Encouraging Student Engagement

Speaking Up: A Guide to Encouraging Student Engagement | Finish What You Start | Scoop.it
What can be done to increase student engagement in higher education?

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What Does "Student Engagement" Look Like?

What Does "Student Engagement" Look Like? | Finish What You Start | Scoop.it
An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry Ferlazzo is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges, The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival...
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Promoting student engagement using technology: 2013 update | HE Student engagement

Promoting student engagement using technology: 2013 update | HE Student engagement | Finish What You Start | Scoop.it
This is the framing presentation for a workshop offered by Open Learning and Educational Support (OpenEd) on technology in the classroom. A part of the University of Guelph's graduate student teaching development program.
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Barriers to credit transfers lower graduation rates, new study finds

Barriers to credit transfers lower graduation rates, new study finds | Finish What You Start | Scoop.it
Universities’ unwillingness to award academic credit to community-college students for courses they already took is driving down graduation rates for the increasing number
of people following that route to a degree.

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Student Engagement or just another way of maintaining the white ...

Student Engagement or just another way of maintaining the white ... | Finish What You Start | Scoop.it
What I know is not what you know but we won't know that unless we discuss it. (by Neil Currant)
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How Does Temperament Affect Online Learner Success and Retention?

How Does Temperament Affect Online Learner Success and Retention? | Finish What You Start | Scoop.it

"Do certain personality traits increase students’ chances of success in the online learning environment? It’s an intriguing question that has not received much attention, an oversight that Ben Meredith, director of the Center for Distance Education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, has sought to remedy."


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Student Engagement and Project Based Learning - Applied Educational Systems

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If you haven't tried project based learning as an approach to getting student engagement, you might want to give it a go.
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Echo360 Active Learning Platform Gives Insight into Student Engagement | Faculty Focus

Echo360 Active Learning Platform Gives Insight into Student Engagement | Faculty Focus | Finish What You Start | Scoop.it
Echo360, the global leader in campus-wide active and distance learning solutions, is announcing a product release that provides analytics for student activity before, during and after class.
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Student Engagement Framework for Scotland

Student Engagement Framework for Scotland | Finish What You Start | Scoop.it

As well as a document outlining a framework for Scotland this web site includes resources for five key elements:

1. students feeling part of a supportive institution

2. students engaging in their own learning

3. studenbts working with their institution in shapig the direction of learning

4. formal mechanisms for quality and governance

5. influencing the student experience at national level


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Ian Giles's curator insight, March 22, 2013 1:40 PM

As always some excellent work and resources from sparqs.

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Best Practices in Improving Retention of Low-Income College Students | Hanover Research

Best Practices in Improving Retention of Low-Income College Students | Hanover Research | Finish What You Start | Scoop.it
Hanover Research examines best practices for the retention of low-income students.
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