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Community College Inventory

Focus on Student Persistence, Learning, and Attainment

Please help us as we begin work on the college's strategic plan by providing your perspective on these topics.  All responses are anonymous.

RESPONSE SCALE
[Adapted from Renate Krakauer, Criteria for a Learning College, 2000]

 

0    No implementation. There is no evidence that this practice has been implemented in the institution.
1    Under discussion. This practice is being discussed or is in the planning stages.
2    Marginal implementation. There are isolated examples of this practice in the institution.
3    Partial implementation. This practice is being implemented in some areas of the institution in a visible and   substantial way.
4    Full implementation. This practice has been fully implemented across the institution.

 

PART I ─ VISION, VALUES AND CULTURE
No implementationUnder discussionMarginal implementationPartial implementationFull implementation
a. The institution has clearly defined its mission, values, and vision, with a central emphasis on student persistence, learning, and attainment. *
b. A shared sense of the mission, values and vision is held by individuals and groups across the college/university community. *
c. The institution has made an explicit, public commitment to achieve equity in educational persistence and attainment across all student groups. *
d. The college/university community consistently enacts the high value placed on diversity and cultural competence among students, faculty, staff, administrators and governing board members. *
e. In pursuit of its mission, the institution has developed a strong culture of evidence. (See Part II) *
f. The institution promotes and supports broad engagement of the college/ university community in processes for planning and priority-setting. *
g. The institution promotes and supports broad engagement of the broader community in processes for planning and priority-setting. *
h. Individuals and groups within the institution demonstrate a collective sense of responsibility for student persistence, learning, and attainment. *
PART II ─ THE CULTURE OF EVIDENCE
No implementationUnder discussionMarginal implementationPartial implementationFull implementation
a. Institutional research and information systems provide systematic, timely, useful, and user-friendly information about student persistence, learning, and attainment.
No implementationUnder discussionMarginal implementationPartial implementationFull implementation
• student persistence
• student learning
• student attainment (certificates, degrees, transfer)
No implementationUnder discussionMarginal implementationPartial implementationFull implementation
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No implementationUnder discussionMarginal implementationPartial implementationFull implementation
• successful completion of remedial/developmental courses
• developmental students’ success in entry-level college courses
• successful completion of selected gatekeeper courses (e.g., high- enrollment/high failure-rate courses such as college algebra, freshman composition, anatomy and physiology, etc.)
• rate of successful course completion for all courses (C or better)
• student persistence – re-enrollment from one term to the next
• completion of certificates and associate degrees
No implementationUnder discussionMarginal ImplementationPartial ImplementationFull Implementation
•gender
•race/ethnicity
•income level
No implementationUnder discussionMarginal implementationPartial implementationFull implementation
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No implemenatationUnder discussionMarginal implemenatationPartial implemenatationFull implemenatation
• strategic priorities
• resource allocation
• faculty and staff development
• improvements in programs and services for learners
No implementationUnder discussionMarginal implementationPartial implementationFull implementation
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