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​Document Resources for the Student Success Collaborative


Student Success: This library section contains articles that provide basic information pertaining to student success interventions at colleges and universities. Descriptive information and rigours studies demonstrate the impact of effective practices in increasing student retention and persistence.


Mentor Colleges: Eight Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) served as mentor colleges in this unique model designed to foster student success. Background information about each of these institutions are provided in this section.


Mentee/Protege Colleges: Ten Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) were selected to participate in this project as mentee or protege colleges with each assigned to work with a mentor college. These MSIs are described in this section.


Issues Addressed and Outcomes: Information pertaining to specific issues that were identified and the outcomes of individual MSIs efforts are shared in this section.


A Good Start _ Two Year Effects of a Freshmen Learning Comm Case Study.pdf
Kingsburough Community College in NY used a rigorous research design to show the impact of a learning community on freshmen students. Students' college experience and some educational outcomes improved.
A profile of successful Pell Grant recipients.pdf
This report describes the characteristics of Pell Grant recipients who graduated from college and compares them with graduates who did not receive Pell Grants.
A_stronger_nation.through higher education.pdf
The Lumina Foundation is issuing Stronger Nation reports annually to call attention to the need to increase college attainment in terms of its Big Goal of 60% and show the progress being made in each of the 50 states.
Assessing and Improving Student Outcomes.pdf
Miami Dade College, the largest in the nation, describes its systematic approach to using data to inform college decision-making about student learning and performance.
Building a Culture of Evidence.pdf
This report describes the Lumina Foundation's Achieving the Dream initiative and its attempt tobuild this “culture of evidence” at the first 27 community colleges that joined the initiative.
Building Student Success from the Ground Up.pdf
This case study draws from Guilford Technical College's experience implementing Achieving the Dream initiative to highlight what colleges may achieve and the challenges they may face in undertaking a similar process of institutional reform.
This report presents a critical analysis of the state of the research on the effectiveness of four types of practices in
increasing persistence and completion at community
Collaborating to Create Change.pdf
In collaboration with the University of Texas at El Paso and 12 local school districts in the El Paso area, El Paso Community College developed and brought to scale an improved process for helping high school students prepare for entry into college
College and Career Readiness 2010.pdf
Using ACT test scores and the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks, this report provides a snapshot of college readiness of the graduating seniors of the class of 2010 who took the ACT in high school.
College Completion Progress_Report_2010.pdf
The Commission on Access, Admissions and Success in Higher Education reports on the nation's progress in addressing its 10 recommendations for ensuring an educated and enlightened citizenry.
Do student success courses help.pdf
Student success courses, and their effectiveness,
are the focus of this report including ""student life skills"" courses.
Faculty and Administrator Data Use.pdf
A central premise of the Achieving the Dream initiative is the colleges' data-oriented approach to institutional effectiveness. This study suggests that faculty and administrators at Achieving the Dream colleges use data on student outcomes
First year learning conference-Final.ppt
Mentor/ Mentee Model to  Foster Student Success
FYE course presentation Santa Fe conference Final.ppt
Mentor/ Mentee Model to  Foster Student Success
Guiding Developmental Math Students to Campus Services.pdf
This report presents results from a rigorous evaluation of the Beacon Mentoring program at South Texas College.  College leaders developed an innovative intervention targeting students enrolled in lower-level math courses that have high rates of failure.
Learning Centers and Monday Drum.pptx
Walmart Student Success Grant
More Guidance, Better Results 0- Three-Year Effects of an Enhanced Student.pdf
More Guidance, Better Results? Three-Year Effects of an Enhanced Student Services Program at Two Community Colleges — Overview. This document provides a description of successful intervention strategies implemented at two community colleges in Ohio.
PowerPoint Presentation
Walmart Student Success Overview.ppt
AIHEC Advisor presentation.ppt
“Pathways for Native Students: A Report on Washington State Colleges and Universities”
Ms. Nadine Bill, AIHEC Project Advisor, provides an overview of her research on student retention at Northwest Indian College. She includes 12 recommendations to enhance success.
CCD FastStart flowchart.docx
Community College of Denver's Fast Start Program
Ms. Lisa Silverstein presents a flow chart illustrating the process of assisting students who are referred to the Fast Start Program.
CCD FastStart structure.docx
Organizational Structure of Fast Start
Ms. Lisa Silverstein provides a a chart illustrating the organizational structure of the Fast Start Program.
CCD-Community College of Denver.ppt
Accelerating Academic Achievement for Low-Skilled Youth  FASTSTART@CCD and COLLEGE CONNECTION
Ms. Lisa Silverstein, Coordinator of the Fast Start Program, provides an overview of this highly effective program in serving developmental education needs of its students.
California State University, Fullerton
Dr. Kandy Mink Salas, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, provides a campus profile of California State University, Fullerton.
IAIA - Institute of American Indian Arts.ppt
Campus Profile
Ms. Liz Bahe, Director of Student Retention, provides a campus overview of the Institute of American Indian Arts.
J. F. Drake State Technical College.pptx
Campus Profile
Dr. Carolyn Henderson provides a campus profile of Drake State Technical College.
Kentucky State University.pptx
A Campus-Wide Learning Community: Becoming Agents of Change
Dr. Titilaya Ufomata, Associate Provost, and Ms. Sue Stamper, Director, provide a campus overview of KSU.
Leech Lake Tribal College.pptx
Nando-Gikenjige Wigamig
Ms. Deborah LeClaire, Dean of Instruction at Leech Lake Tribal College presents a campus profile and the strategies used to promote student success.
St Mary's University.pptx
Moving Beyond the  Retention Committee
Dr. Rosalind Alderman, Assistant Vice President for Retention Managment, provides a campus profile of St. Mary's Univerity.
Wiley College.ppsx
Campus Profile
Dr. Joseph L. Morale, Project Leader, provides an overview of Wiley College.
First year learning conference-Final.ppt
Wisdom Sharing: Student Success Strategies at Tribal Colleges
The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) in collaboration with two national Minority Serving Organizations has developed a unique mentor/mentee model to foster student success. This initiative has resulted in the identification of strategies that are proving to promote the success of American Indian and other students attending these colleges. A mentor college (the Institute of American Indian Arts) and a mentee college (Sitting Bull College) describe the mentor/mentee relationship developed through this project.
Fort Peck Community College.pptx
What does F.P.C.C. offer?
Ms. Haven Goureau, Vice President of Student Services, gives an overview of the services provided at Fort Peck Community College in Northeast Montana.
Ilisagvik College.pptx
Campus Profile
Mr. Dan Walls of Ilisagvik College in Barrow Alaska give an overview of this campus and the community it serves.
Institute of American Indian Arts.ppt
Slide 1
New Mexico Highlands University.pptx
Summary Campus Overview
Dr. Fidel Trujillo, Dean of Students, Mrs. Thomisina Ortiz-Gallegos, Director of the Office of Academic Support, and Ms. Roland Salas, Director of Student Support Services provide a brief overview of New Mexico Highlands University.
North Carolina Central University.pptx
Instutionalizating Faculty Learning Communities
Dr. Bernice Duffy Johnson, Associate Provost, and Dr. Abdul K. Mohammend, Dean of the College of Science and Technology give a campus profile and its efforts to develop and institutionalize faculty learning communities to enhance student success.
Rust College.ppt
Campus Overview
Dr. David Beckley, President and Dr. Paul Lampley, Vice President for Academic Affairs provide a profile of Rust College and its efforts to enhance student success.
San Bernardino Valley College.pptx
Campus Overview
Damon Bell, Vice President of Student Services, gives an overview of San Bernardino Valley College and the communities that it serves.
Sitting Bull College.ppt
Campus Profile
Dr. Koreen Ressler, Vice President of Academics, presents an overview of Sitting Bull College on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation and the communities it serves.
Southern University at New Orleans.ppt
Campus Profile
Dr. Donna Grant gives an overview of Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) and the students served.
Stone Child College.pptx
Campus Profile
Dr. Kadene Drummer, Director of Retention and Instructor, provides an overview of Stone Child College which is located in north central Montana on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation.
Universidad del Sagrado Corazón.pptx
Profile and Challenges to Student Success
Ms. Gloria Lopez and Ms. Sonia Diaz Latorre of the Biblioteca  Madre María Teresa Guevara gives an overview of the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon in Puerto Rico and the challenges faced in efforts to enhance student success.
AIHEC EvaluatorPP.pptx
Evaluators’ Observations
Best Promising Practices Drake.pptx
Best Promising Practices Drake State/Southern University New Orleans
Bustillos_Developmental Education_09.13.12.pdf
Developmental Education
Dr. Leticia Bustillos provides an overview of the status of developmental education in higher education today. She presents a list of effective strategies and challenges.
Mentoring Success.pptx
Mentoring as a Model
Institution to Institution mentoring is a unique model. This presentation outlines some of the expectations and responsibilities of mentor institutions for enhancing student success.
Evaluators’ Observations
Developmental Education
This report provides an overview of developmental education, describes the current policy environment, examines innovations at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), and considers the implications for students and the national college completion agenda.
Santa Fe Presentation.pdf
Santa Fe Presentation in PDF format
Santa Fe Presentation.pptx
PowerPoint Presentation
SUNO  Building Student Success.pptx
Building Student Success