Success Factors Framework (Six Success Factors)
Research indicates that student support must be (1) integrated into students’ daily experience, and (2) included in the overall curriculum. This research also demonstrates that students are more likely to succeed when they are directed, focused, nurtured, engaged, connected, and valued.
The RP Group established this framework, to serve as the foundation for our exploration of what California community college students say they need to succeed.
Six Success Factors Definitions
Directed: students have a goal and know how to achieve it
Focused: students stay on track — keeping their eyes on the prize
Nurtured: students feel somebody wants and helps them to succeed
Engaged: students actively participate in class and extracurricular activities
Connected: students feel like they are part of the college community
Valued: students’ skills, talents, abilities and experiences are recognized; they have opportunities to contribute on campus and feel their contributions are appreciated
Success Factors Citation
Use the following citation when referencing the Student Support (Re)defined success factors framework:
The Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group) developed the six success factors framework as part of the Student Support (Re)defined study.