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The Heart of Student Succes: Teaching, Learning, and College Completion Friday, June 16

In this 2010 report researchers at the Center for Community College Student Engagement, of the University of Texas at Austin's College of Education, present national level survey data on student success and completion rates at US community colleges. 

CSU-LA: Transparency and Problem Centered Learning Thursday, June 15

This video, presented by Michael Willard of California State University Los Angeles, discusses the findings of the AAC&U Transparency and Problem Centered Learning study.  The study was funded by TG Philanthropy and was conducted at seven minority serving institutions in the 2014-2015 academic year.  The study addressed the research question:

Implementing Guided Pathways: Early Insights from the AACC Pathways Colleges Wednesday, May 31

This April 2017 report produced by the Community College Research Center, part of Columbia University's Teachers College, "provides insight into how colleges are planning and implemplenting 'guided pathways' reforms based on the early work of 30 colleges participating in the American Association of Community Colleges' (AACC) Pathways Project."

Teaching for Transfer: A Passport for Writing in New Contexts (Peer Review, Winter 2017) Wednesday, May 31

In this article from the Winter 2017 Peer Review issue, available here, Howard Tinberg of Bristol Community College outlines the case for the importance of English 101 in preparing community college students to be successful writers and to learn how to think theoretically about their writing.  In particular, Tinberg encourages community college English 101 professors to embrace a "Teaching for Transfer" approach.  As Tinberg argues: "Teaching for Transfer (TFT) adopts a writing curriculum that boldly charges students to devel

Don't Just Check Off Those Requirements Wednesday, May 24

A publication that explains the importance of general education courses at St. Olaf College - intended for incoming St. Olaf Freshmen. The publication outlines St. Olaf College's general education course requirements and uses quotes from seniors and alumni to explain the importance of particular types of General Education courses (e.g. foreign language study) for the professional and personal development of students. 

Calculating Cost-Return for Investments in Student Success Wednesday, May 24

In late 2007, Jobs for the Future, working with the Delta Project on Postsecondary Costs, Productivity and Accountability, launched Investing in Student Success, a one-year pilot program.  The pilot, conceived of as part of the Making Opportunity Affordable initiative and funded by Walmart Foundation and Lumina Foundation for education, focused on exploring whether first-year programs designed to retain students are a cost-effective investment for colleges and universities.

First-Year ePortfolios at Portland State University Wednesday, May 24

At Portland State University all students in University Studies Freshman Inquiries classes are required to develop a learning portfolio and to write a reflective essay at the end of the year.  To facilitate this process, University Studies provides comprehensive support to students for developing an electronic portfolio, an eportfolio. 

Transparency and Problem-Centered Learning (Peer Review, Winter/Spring 2016) Wednesday, May 10

This issue of Peer Review, funded by TG Philanthropy, explores the relationship between high-impact practices and underserved student success. The articles address what faculty can do to redesign courses to achieve transparency in student learning and embed effective practices, such as a problem-centered curriculum, to foster underserved student development and success in college.

Transparency and Problem-Centered Learning Monday, October 23

This video, presented by Mary-Ann Winkelmes, discusses the findings of the AAC&U Transparency and Problem Centered Learning study.  The study was funded by TG Philanthropy and was conducted at seven minority serving institutions in the 2014-2015 academic year.  The study addressed the research question:

Problem-Centered Learning Faculty Development Module Wednesday, December 28

Coming Soon: Developed by participants in AAC&U's Transparency and Problem-Centered Learning project, the module will combine videos with print materials to help faculty working individually or in groups at their institutions develop and implement problem-centered learning strategies to promote student learning.

Transparent Assignment Design Faculty Development Module Wednesday, December 28

Coming Soon: Developed by participants in AAC&U's Transparency and Problem-Centered Learning project, the module will combine videos with print materials to help faculty working individually or in groups at their institutions to revise and/or create transparent assignments.

Luther College Students Share Experiences and Develop as Ethical Thinkers and Writers in the Paideia Program Monday, December 12

The Paideia program at Luther College (a private liberal arts college) provides a valuable model for how shared, interdepartmental experiences in first-year experience and upper-level courses can produce meaningful signature work.

AAC&U’s Tia McNair to Lead Twitter Chat on Student-Ready Colleges Wednesday, November 9

Tia Brown McNair, AAC&U vice president for diversity, equity, and student success, will participate in a Twitter chat hosted by the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) on Thursday, November 17 at 12 p.m. (EST). The chat is a follow-up to the closing plenary session of COE's 2016 Annual Conference in San Diego, which also featured McNair.

2017 General Education and Assessment: Design Thinking for Student Learning Monday, November 7

General education sits at the intersection of an array of demands facing higher education—demands for more intentionally scaffolded, integrated, and engaged approaches to teaching and learning; more campus-community partnerships; more mentoring and advising; more multimodal learning experiences; and, above all, more meaningful assessment of student learning across these efforts.

NISOD International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence Wednesday, November 2

NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence is the definitive gathering of community and technical college educators passionate about teaching and learning. For almost 40 years, NISOD’s annual conference has provided faculty, administrators, and staff with the resources, ideas, and solutions that drive excellence in all areas of community and technical college campuses.

Tidewater Community College's General Education Rubrics Wednesday, October 26

As part of the Roadmap project, Tidewater Community College strategically engaged faculty in adapting and utilizing AAC&U’s VALUE rubrics to assess student achievement of learning outcomes.

Queensborough Academies: Program Assessment as a Means for Change Wednesday, October 26

In spring 2013, Queensborough Community College conducted an assessment of its Freshman Academies, which were established in fall 2009. As a result of the assessment, QCC implemented four major changes to the model. This succinct handout outlines those changes.

Building an Academies Model at Monroe Community College Wednesday, October 26

This presentation provides and overview of Monroe Community College's cross-divisional work to develop an intentional college-wide acadamies model to increase student persistence, engagement and goal accomplishment.

Miami Dade College Roadmap Monday, October 24

Miami Dade College’s Roadmap project involves designing Individualized Education Plans that track students’ learning goals and assess improvement. This resource details the college's Learning Management System and the ways in which it facilitates Individualized Education Plans.

Community Forum, featuring Roadmap Leadership: Designing A Visual Roadmap Sunday, September 25

Join us for a discussion on the the process of designing and promoting of a visual roadmap for student learning and success. Roadmap project leaders Chris Paulin of Manchester Community College and Mary Kate Quinlan of the Community College of Allegheny County will join the forum to share insights on the design process-- from first draft to a map that's a part of the campus culture.

This event is for demonstration purposes. Check back soon for live events!