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Lost in Transition:

PCCs 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)


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?

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

Cecile Davis-Anderson ( Nika Hogan ( Shelagh Rose ( Carrie Starbird (