Student Support (Re)defined in Action at City College of San Francisco: Applying Research-based Support Strategies to Boost Student Success

How can your district or college better structure support both inside and outside the classroom to maximize student success? Student Support (Re)defined is a multiyear study by the California Community College system’s RP Group that identifies, through interviews with nearly 900 students, the six most critical factors contributing to student progress and achievement. These factors include providing direction to students, keeping them focused on their goals, helping them feel connected, and creating a campus culture that engages, nurtures, and values all students. Additional information about this study is available online. General information and videos from the March 18, 2016 workshop at San Francisco City College are provided below. The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative and RP Group offer insight on how to integrate these success factors into students’ daily experiences at your college. You will have an opportunity to learn about successful strategies at other colleges, and reflect on ways your college’s policies and practices can better support student success and institutional effectiveness. Questions addressed in this presentation include:
  • What is Student Support (Re)defined and the connection to IEPI?
  • What initiatives, programs or activities are colleges doing that connect to the six success factors?
  • What does Student Support (Re)defined look like in action from peer colleges?
PowerPoint presentations from other workshops are also available.

IEPI Overview & Connection to Student Support (Re)defined

SSR(d) Group Activity

SSR(d) Student Panel

About The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative

The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) is a collaborative effort to advance the effectiveness of California Community Colleges, reduce accreditation sanctions and audit issues, and enhance our colleges' ability to serve students effectively. In an effort to achieve these goals, the IEPI is commissioning the development of resources and offering workshops to address identified needs. In 2015-2016 workshops focusing on using data from the Research and Planning Group's Student Support (Re)defined multi-year study to improve student outcomes were held at various locations across the state. The IEPI is jointly administered by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and College of the Canyons. Major components of the initiative include development of the statewide indicators per SB 852 and SB 860, making Technical Assistance Teams (now called Partnership Resource Teams) and implementation grants available to colleges interested in receiving assistance, and providing professional development opportunities.
To learn more, please see the below contact information:
Rogéair D. Purnell, MSW, PhD
Senior Researcher
Research and Planning (RP) Group for California Community Colleges

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