Student Support (Re)defined
Study designed to understand how, in an environment of extreme scarcity, community colleges can deliver support both inside and outside the classroom to improve success for all students.
Student Support (Re)defined in Action!
California community colleges are practically and meaningfully using study findings to address SSSP and Equity Plan requirements, strengthen student success, and advance institutional effectiveness.
In 2015, the RP Group held nine Student Support (Re)defined in Action workshops in partnership with the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) focused on applying research-based support strategies to boost student success.
Visit the Student Support (Re)defined in Action page for IEPI workshop material and specific examples of California community colleges integrating study findings into policy and practice.
Contact Dr. Darla Cooper for a presentation of the Student Support (Re)defined research or customized technical assistance to assist your college in using findings for action.
Student Perspectives Research
Read a brief description about our study findings and ways you can use the research on your own campus.
Find out what almost 900 students from 13 California community colleges said they think supports their educational success.
Explore specific ideas, offered by students in our study, for strengthening their success.
Download two posters with graphics describing (1) the six success factors and (2) how students in our study perceive support. Posters can be enlarged to any size.
Student Support (Re)defined’s Mission
The nationwide push to increase community college completions and California’s own Student Success Act has many practitioners seeking the most effective ways to help students achieve their educational goals. Student Support (Re)defined aimed to understand how community colleges can feasibly deliver support both inside and outside the classroom to improve success for all students.
The Kresge Foundation supported this project.
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