Lost in Transition

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PCC’s FYE Program
 Started in 2011

 Math Jam Orientation
 Full course load (English, Math, Freshman Seminar, GE)  One Book, One College (Last Year: The Pact This Year: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks)  Student Conference

 First Year Counselors & Coaches
 Student homework and tutoring lab

Our Story of Hope

What we did to change the culture on our campus

The Slump

 Administration that stifled creativity and professional development
 Faculty arrogance about a need for professional development

Seeds of Change
 Change in Administration  Internal Grant Program

 Title V Grant
 Leadership Retreat

About the 5537 – 6 years later
Developmental Education Non-Developmental Education

N = 3,408
 12% earned an AA/AS degree  5% earned a certificate  25% transferred

N = 2,129
 10% earned an AA/AS degree  4% earned a certificate  41% transferred  55% no discoverable milestone

 69% no discoverable milestone

Scholarship + Relationship
 Find Your Team  Build the Relationship  Inquiry Mindset  Mutual Respect  Divide the work

 Leverage our expertise

Pilot Imperfectly: Create the Dream
 2 hour weekly meetings  Researched & wrote curriculum, grants  Considered texts

Pilot Imperfectly: Live the Nightmare

 “FYE Seminar”
 300 students  3 back-to-back classes  Every Friday

 Professional Learning Workshops

Initial Student Data
 FYE students had a significantly higher persistence rate to the second year.
Student Population Persistence from Fall 2011 – Fall 2012 82.2%

FYE Students Cohort 1 (n = 287)

Control Group (n = 574)

69.7%

Scale Up
 900 FY Students + 150 F1 Visa Students

 Freshman Seminar Created (College 1)
 3 units  Transferrable to UC/CSU  Info Literacy, Critical Reading Skills, College Success Behaviors  Interdisciplinary faculty

 29 sections of College 1

Student Data
 FYE students had higher engagement with faculty and peers.
3.65 3.6 3.55 3.5 3.45 3.4 3.35 3.3 3.25 Have Friends in School to Share with The Control Group 2.85 2.80 2.75

College 1

2.70 2.65 2.60 2.55

College 1 The Control Group

Discuss Academic Program w/ Facculty

We built it…
 And they came!

 32 instructors from all 12 divisions on campus
 One week professional learning institute  Extensive shared reading
 One Book, One College as course text  Additional non-fiction text (Mindset by Carol Dweck)  Text sets

Faculty Data
120.0% 100.0% 80.0% 32.0% 60.0% 40.0% 20.0% 0.0% Q4 - pre Q4 - post Q9 - pre Q9 -post Q13 - pre Q13 - post Q14 - pre Q14 - post 34.6% 25.0% 30.8% 12.5% 34.6% 68.8% 30.8% 68.8% 36.0% 31.3% 30.8% 11.5% 25.0% 68.8% Quite A bit 43.8% Some Influence Very Little

Question # 4 How much can you do to motivate students who show low interest in schoolwork?


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Question # 9 How much can you do to help your students value learning?
Question # 13 How much can you do to improve the understanding of a student who is failing? Question #14 How much can you use a variety of assessment strategies?

Faculty Responses
 I loved the fact that most activities were modeled so we could understand the process and how to integrate them which was the practical application component. And the variety of activities and resources presented gave lots of creative ideas for building our course.

 I feel like there's lots of support within our group and all of the PCC support services. The main thing is to keep the connection between our colleagues so we don't feel isolated and can share our successes and challenges.

Student Data: Reading & Metacognition

Student Data: Reading & Metacognition

The Spread
 Program Redesign
 Math QL  ModMath  English: StAcc

 Disenfranchised faculty

 Curious managers
 Willing staff

 Student Club  Future
 SI  Peer Mentoring

Q&A
Cecile Davis-Anderson (cmanderson@pasadena.edu) Nika Hogan (nihogan@pasadena.edu) Shelagh Rose (serose@pasadena.edu) Carrie Starbird (castarbird@pasadena.edu)

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