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3CSN

Focus on three key Momentum Points to achieve equity-minded milestone completions First-year success & persistence Effective Dev Ed sequences Clear & accessible sequences leading to certificates, degrees, or transfer

Todays Focus

Momentum Point #1: First-year success and persistence with a particular focus on getting the right start to college

Getting off to a strong start at college is very important

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College systems can help students get a strong start.

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Outcomes for the Day

1. Explore connections between student empowerment and a strong start to college 2. Design a strong start college process or procedure 3. Revise a course syllabus 4. Create a process or action plan to continue this work on your own campus

Listening to Students

What do you bring to the table? Student Voices

Reflection on Student Voices

Education is not an affair of telling and being told, but an active and constructive process.
-John Dewey

Constructivist Theory
A philosophy that views learning as an active process in which learners construct their own understanding and knowledge of the world through action and reflection. Three tenets: Knowledge is socially constructed. Learning is an active process. Knowledge is constructed from experience.

Definition of Self Efficacy

Albert Bandura defines self-efficacy as the belief in ones capabilities to organize and execute the courses of action required to manage prospective situations.
(Bandura, A. (1995). Self-Efficacy in Changing Societies. Cambridge University Press, page 2).

Definition of a Strong Start


HOW DO WE PARTNER WITH STUDENTS TO EMPOWER THEM TO SUCCEED IN THEIR FIRST YEAR AND PERSIST TO THEIR SECOND YEAR?

3 Areas for a Strong Start

Front DoorStudent entry to college Orientation Holistic student preparation Success Support Holistic support of
enrolled students

Valencias Front Door

FUTURE STUDENTS

Trade Techs Orientation


Bridges to Success
Mission is to

1. Create a college-going culture among youth & their parents, historically underserved and unrepresented populations, disengaged you, and under/unemployed youth & adults 2. Increase access to higher education 3. Increase faculty and staff awareness of the community served 4. Empower students to be lifelong learners
http://college.lattc.edu/bridges

Cerritos Habits of Mind


iFALCON
integrates academic success skills in four areas of campus life:

1. web-based and traditional student engagement, including counseling and orientations 2. faculty and staff professional development 3. developmental education 4. campus outreach
http://cms.cerritos.edu/ifalcon/

Achieving Student Empowerment


What is your college doing now? How might you expand, sustain, and measure the success of these student empowerment processes or programs? How do we empower ourselves to empower our students?

Activity

Which ONE of these would you like to work on today?

Front Door Entry Process Orientation Institution-wide Success Support

Please move to the area as directed.

Designing for your college

Lisa Brewster 3CSN Coordinator

Principles of Good Design


Backward Design Process 1. Identify outcomes and results 2. Determine acceptable evidence 3. Plan strategies and activities to achieve outcomes/results

Poster Session
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Reporting Out

Taking It Back to Campus


Action Research

Craft vision for redesign from students POV Make the case for the need to redesign Schedule the conversation Collect existing data Leverage use of experimental practices/procedures Choose well-defined data collection points to collect

data and make findings public

Empowering Students through Syllabus Redesign


DONNA COOPER 3 C S N C O O R D I N ATO R L I S T E N I N G TO S T U D E N T V O I C E S

Reflection on Student Voices

Reflection

What is the purpose of a syllabus?

Syllabus Basics

Title 5 Requirements Institutional Requirements Minimal Information

Example with Notes

EXAMPLE

Title 5 73880: Syllabus Requirements


The institution shall have on file and make available for inspection a complete syllabus for each course or other educational service. After July 1, 1993, the course syllabus shall include the following: (a) A short, descriptive title of the educational service; (b) A statement of educational objectives; (c) If the educational service is represented to lead to employment in any occupation or described in any job title, a complete list of occupations and job titles to which the educational service is represented to lead; (d) Length of the educational service; (e) Sequence and frequency of lessons or class sessions; (f) Complete citations of textbooks and other required written materials; (g) Sequential and detailed outline of subject matter to be addressed or a list of skills to be learned and how those skills are to be measured; (h) Instructional mode or methods.

Activity
How do the terms
Student empowerment Student friendly Student (or learner) centered Culturally or socially responsive Just-in-time pedagogy

connect to a course syllabus?

Effective & Exemplary Rubric

Sample Syllabi

MINIMAL V. EXEMPLARY SYLLABI

Syllabus Analysis

Apply the rubric to your own syllabus

Next Steps
Courtney Hunter, 3CSN Coordinator

3CSN FOLLOW UP AND SUSTAINABILITY SUPPORT


Syllabi and Course Design Coaching Program and Process Redesign Consulting Group Facilitations Learning Networks

Getting off to a strong start at college is very important

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College systems can help students get a strong start.

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I can help my college make changes to improve strong start opportunities for students.
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When the Music changes, so does the dance -African Proverb