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Center for Community College Student Engagement

Supporting student success through engagement.

The Center’s Mission
The Center for Community College Student Engagement, a service and research initiative in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin, provides important information about effective educational practice in community colleges. The Center assists institutions and policymakers in using information to promote improvements in student learning, persistence, and attainment.


Student and Faculty Voices: The Impact of Student Engagement

Please see the Center’s YouTube page page to watch community college students, faculty, and staff speak about their experiences.

  • Listen to new Diverse “In the Margins” podcast interview with Center Executive Director Linda García. (July 2021)
  • Registration for CCSSE 2022 is now open.
  • Center authors blog post for Inside Higher Ed on students’ experiences with transfer. (June 2021)
  • New faculty focus group videos about online learning available.
  • Research Affiliate Program aims to increase community college visibility in the field.
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    Center Releases Report on Entering Students Who Work

    With survey findings collected from entering students across 74 colleges, The Intersection of Work and Learning: Findings From Entering Students in Community Colleges illustrates that when faculty and staff talk with entering students about their work and help them find balance between their working lives and their academic lives, they are helping those students onto a path of being more successful.

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    Center Releases Playbook and Web Toolkit on Guided Pathways: Ensure Students Are Learning

    The importance of bringing all faculty along on the guided pathways journey is illustrated in the Teaching and Learning Within a Guided Pathways Framework playbook, containing survey results collected from over 7,000 community college faculty members across the country.

    The accompanying web toolkit includes a searchable database of video clips and narrative descriptions of teaching practices related to the implementation of guided pathways. The toolkit also contains a faculty focus group discussion guide, equity tools, professional development tools, and tools that colleges can use with their Center survey data to assess how their students are experiencing various components of guided pathways.

    Center Executive Director Linda García and Office of Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL) Director Eboni Zamani-Gallaher hosted a webinar on November 11 that highlighted the Equity Tools from the web toolkit.

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    Center Releases Report on Guided Pathways

    With survey findings collected from over 100,000 community college students and 7,000 community college faculty members, Building Momentum: Using Guided Pathways to Redesign the Student Experience presents the first national baseline data on student and faculty perceptions of guided pathways practices.