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Transforming Advising at Two Dallas Community Colleges

For the advising departments at Eastfield and North Lake Colleges – two members of the Dallas County Community College District – the shift from enrollment to student success as the basis for evaluating, and even funding, community colleges presented both a challenge and an opportunity. This emphasis on student success led both colleges to redefine ...

Odessa College: Doubled Graduation Rates, Aspen Rising Star

Creating a culture of evidence at Odessa College (OC) was the result of deliberate change within the institution. “Our president and board of trustees made a conscious decision to become more data driven,” says Don Wood, PhD, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness. “And it was that decision that led, first and foremost, to the relationship between ...

North Central Texas College: Foundations of an Institutional Scorecard

North Central Texas College is the oldest continually operating, publicly supported two-year college in Texas. Founded in 1924 as a rural junior college, NCTC has matured into a comprehensive, full-service community college of truly regional scope. The college, which includes three campuses serving over 11,000 students, needed to provide readily accessible data to executives so ...

Southwest Texas Junior College: Proactive Intervention

Southwest Texas Junior College needed to institute a multi-campus campaign to identify at-risk students in order to proactively contact them through email, traditional mail, and phone. They also wanted to measure the results to see how effective the campaign was at ensuring the ongoing success of these students. As Dean of Admissions and Student Services, ...

McLennan Community College: Taking Risks with Data

McLennan Community College had a hunch. While enrollment of online courses had almost doubled in two years, the attrition rate was 10 to 15 percent higher than face-to-face courses. The administrators were ready to invest significant dollars for an intervention program that would slow the online attrition rate. While MCC was used to making decisions ...

Bunker Hill Community College: Creating a Culture of Evidence

  Nationally, about half of students who enroll in two-year colleges drop out before their second year. Recently, community-colleges, along with leadership at the state and federal level, have acknowledged that such trends must be reversed. As the largest community college in Massachusetts, serving more than 13,600 students and spanning a 42-acre flagship campus in ...

Bunker Hill Community College: Improving Student Outcomes

As the largest community college in Massachusetts, serving more than 13,600 students in the greater Boston area, BHCC seeks to become a national model for successfully incorporating the diversity of many cultures, age groups, and learning styles into college life. In 2006, BHCC received a Title III grant and determined to tackle its core institutional goal ...