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Rural college sees big gains
The article linked below contains some interesting methods taken by a community college to increase completion rates. Note the statistics on the students that went through late registration. “Only 42 percent of students who registered late in fall 2013 were still in school during the spring semester. After clipping late registration this year, there was a 62 percent retention rate from the fall to the spring semester.” Daily Staff
June 26, 2015
Keywords: completion;certificate;associatiate;

Kansas college presidents developing reverse transfer process
Kansas is added to the states that allow students who are shy of a 4 year degree to have those credits go to associate degree. States with policies allowing or requiring reverse transfer procedures as of June 2014 include: Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia. Bill Wilson
June 19, 2014
Keywords: education;degree;certification;credentials

Students with Associate Degrees Are More Likely to Earn Baccalaureates
April 23, 2014
Keywords: Graduation rate;Earning potential

ACCS Journal Commentary-5 Articles with Links
Dean Holland highlights the following Articles in ACCS Journal: 1. Financial Value of an Associates Degree 2. Want Your Boss to Like You? CC to Pilot Soft Skills Program 3. Parents Must Take Responsibility for Kids, and Community Must Help 4. How Prepared are Alabama High School Graduates 5. Why Students Study Stem Commentary
October 9, 2013
Keywords: Graduation Rate;student success;First Year;student Support;motivation;home Life

Developing Bold Strategies for the 21st Century
Mr. Corey's commentary on the Community College Journal article from April/May 2013 indicates the lofty goals have been broken into 9 implementation teams: 1) completion, 2) reimagining student pathways, 3) collaboration of K-12 and CC, 4) developmental education, 5) closing the skills gap, 6) setting new policy and advocacy for reclaiming the American Dream, 7) redefining institutional roles, 8) accountability, and 9) faculty engagement and leadership development. The challenge for the teams is to create ideas to steer from theory to practice. Corey Murray
May 30, 2013
Keywords: K12 collaboration; completion; developmental; engagement

Seeing the Personal Side of the Completion Agenda
Ms. Mulligan brings her personal observations of individual graduates throughout the Missouri Community College System. She concludes with the thought that for all the logical reasons for a degree, sometimes the emotional act of completion and pride that goes with it can be just as important as the graduates transition to the new stage of life. Zora Mulligan
May 28, 2013
Keywords: Completion; commencement; 2020 initiative

Can Community College Double the Number of Grads by 2020 - Email
Ms. Collett advocates changing the college paradigm from instructors being accountable for material presentation to being accountable for learning. Increasing the graduation rates would require a multipronged approach: find the students with just a few hours left and reach out to them, use a more coach approach in classroom (emotional and logical support), get students to perceive completion as a selling point for a job (employers like task completers), and provide more personal advising and mentoring. Stacey Collett
May 16, 2013
Keywords: Completion; learning accountability; advising; mentoring; effective teaching

Completion Begins and Ends in the Classroom - Email
Mr. O'Banion supports active a collaborative classrooms. It is important to provide support in the beginning from updates in admissions, orientations, assessments, advising, financial aid, etc. But, that the personal engagement must also continue to the classroom. The students need to feel actively engaged to persist and complete their college goals. The principles: 1) encourage contact, 2) encourage student cooperation, 3) encourage active learning, 4) give prompt feedback, 5) emphasize time on task, 6) communicate expectations, and 7) Respect diverse ways of learning. Terry O'Banion
May 13, 2013
Keywords: Completion; 2020 initiative; effective teaching; cognitive needs; non-cognitive needs

College Leaders Face Huge Challenges
Ms. Ashford addresses 5 indicators that will likely be used to determine how community colleges measure up in the 2020 doubling of graduates' initiative. These are: 1) leadership, 2) faculty buy-in, 3) a transforming vision, 4) evidence, and 5) address all areas. Faculty need to hear the students, motivate, and work with them. Ellie Ashford
April 26, 2013
Keywords: Completion; 2020 initiative; leadership; change; motivate

Innovative Strategies to Raise Completion Rates
Ms. Ashford discusses personal mentoring, identifying student's with enough credits to graduate, allowing reverse transfers be graduates, adding a refresh program, and guaranteed admission to state universities. These methods involve actively seeking information and processing to identify students. Additional ways of defining success at community colleges are being suggested and used at the sample community colleges. Ellie Ashford
August 12, 2012
Keywords: motivation; support; mentor

Making Student Retention a Priority
Persistence to degree is at its lowest point, with two year retention at 29% and 4 year at 40%. Only half the colleges say they have a plan for retention. Further data suggests because the blame is put on students rather than other things, colleges were not likely to adjust. Analyzing student failure beyond student blame to identify and resolve issues of retention. Keith Cotroneo
April 12, 2012
Keywords: student success; motivation; graduation rate

Learning, Teaching, and College Completion
Executive Summary The national college completion agenda has focused funders, communities, and government on community colleges and the goal to double the number of students who complete, with marketplace value, a certificate or an associate degree, or who transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree in the next two decades. Achievement of this completion agenda requires: • A systematic transformation of community colleges to create a new seamless and integrated system that begins in high school or at points where adults enter the community college pipeline and extends to college completion. • A commitment to support staff development and engage adjunct faculty because every community college employee facilitates learning and moving students towards completion. • A program of study with “instructional program coherence” that includes general education and liberal education, in addition to career training, to provide students the common core knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be successful. Terry O'Banion
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Keywords: completion;certificate;associatiate;learning