Past project — Conducted May 1, 2017 - November 19, 2019
The Center proudly announces the Tribal Student Success and Completion (TSSC) Project. The project, funded by the Ascendium Education Group, will allow the Center to support the development of data-informed institutional improvement in student learning, student success, and completion for 25 tribal colleges.
The Tribal Student Success and Completion (TSSC) Project will feature the administration of the 2017 Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE), as well as a 12-item special-focus module; the administration of the 2018 Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE), as well as a 15-item additional item set; and the 2018 Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (CCFSSE). Both the SENSE special-focus module and the CCSSE additional item set focus on issues of pertinence to tribal colleges and were developed in conjunction with Achieving the Dream's Director of Native American Programs, Cindy Lopez.
The TSSC Project will also include a fall 2018 data workshop and convening that the 25 colleges will be encouraged to attend. The data workshop will provide the colleges an opportunity to explore the data they have collected through the three survey administrations.
The project will also include focus groups that will be conducted in fall 2018 with students and administrators at three of the participating TSSC colleges. In February 2019, the Center is releasing an executive summary report on the survey data collected, and the report will include quotes from the focus groups. The supporting report materials will include focus group video clips on the Center’s YouTube channel as well as focus group protocols that will be available on the Center’s website.