Engagement Matters Volume 17 Issue 1

Linda Garcia

Executive Director's Note

Happy New Year, friends!

At the start of each year I select a word that sets an intention on how I want the year to flow. My word of the year for 2020 is IMPACT. This word came to me as I reflected on the journey that prepared me to be the new executive director for the Center for Community College Student Engagement (the Center).

Laramie County Community College

Stories From the Field: Center’s Work at the Heart of Institutional Transformation

In 2013, Laramie County Community College (LCCC or L-Triple-C as the locals refer to it) began a journey towards renewal, transformation, and a deep commitment to improving student outcomes. To say it was needed would be an understatement. With a lackluster 13% three-year graduation rate, the lowest persistence and completion rates in the state of Wyoming, and a culture that had lost its way, the institution was teetering on the brink. Fortunately, supported by the good work of the Center for Community College Student Engagement (the Center), LCCC has found its way.

Student Success Institute 2019 Attendees

2019 Student Success Institute Recap

Seventeen college teams from throughout the nation and a college team from Micronesia attended the Center’s 2019 Student Success Institute in San Antonio, Texas, in October.

Marisol Garza

Center Graduate Student Spotlight: Marisol Garza

Marisol Garza is a long-time community college professional, currently enrolled as a full-time student in the Program for Higher Education Leadership at The University of Texas. As a graduate research assistant for the Center and a member of the research team, she engages in work to help advance our understanding of students’ experiences on community college campuses.

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Survey Item Spotlight

SENSE Item 17 asks students about their enrollment in student success courses.

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Featured Tools for Sharing Results

To maximize the benefits of participation, colleges are encouraged to share findings from the surveys both internally and externally. To facilitate this, the Center has developed several tools, available through the CCSSE and SENSE Sharing Results pages.

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On the Road

Center staff will be busy attending and presenting at conferences throughout the spring. Come and see us at one of the following venues!

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