October 2014

By noldendick
October 1st, 2014 - 12:00am

Helping more students accomplish their educational goals is key to our mission and a major focus of our strategic plan. One high-impact practice that improves students’ chances of success is new student orientation. According to the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) results from spring 2014, COM students were less likely than the national sample to participate in orientation (40 percent vs. 62 percent). These kinds of data can help us decide how to intervene so that our students and our College succeed. Look for the complete CCSSE data to be posted on the Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) website in November. Also, the CCSSE results will be shared with various campus groups to foster discussion and action.