Student Support (Re)defined


An RP Group study that aims 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!


Learn about 10 ways anyone on a college campus can support student success—regardless of your job title or position—based on suggestions from students participating in our study

Download an Action Guide designed to facilitate exploration of our study findings and planning aimed at strengthening student support on your campus.

Learn 10 ways faculty can support student success, based on suggestions from the students who participated in our study

Visit the Research in Action page to check out how individual colleges are using our student perspectives findings to strengthen support on their own campuses.

Explore a new case study on how the Academy for College Excellence (ACE) takes a fundamentally different approach to student support, in alignment with our study’s findings.

Full ACE Case Study | ACE Case Study Summary


Student Perspectives Research Update

Want a quick update on Student Support (Re)defined’s current and future work? Read this brief description of our study findings and next steps.

Project Description – Summer 2013

Find out what 900 students from 13 California community colleges said they think supports their educational success.

Research Report | Research Brief

Download two new 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.

Six Success Factors Poster | Support from the Student Perspective Poster 


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 aims to understand how community colleges can feasibly deliver support both inside and outside the classroom to improve success for all students.

For additional information on Student Support (Re)defined, see Research FAQs or contact Dr. Darla Cooper, Project Director.