Increase Broad Engagement using ATD initiatives and build a culture of evidence for systemic institutional improvement

(2016) EMCC focused on broad engagement during the 2015-16 academic year. In addition to presenting at numerous College Forums, Advisory group meetings, and at Faculty Professional development events,  the EMCC Student Success Leadership team also presented our successess and challenges over the past five years of involvment with ATD to the Maine Community College leadeship team at the DREAM conference in Februrary. The MCCS  has addressed student success as a priority in the development of the most recent strategic plan. 

The student success profile(SSP) report was distributed to all departments in 2015-16 and utilized by some in their planning. The SSP contains information such as demographic data( age, gender, race/ethnicity, enrollment status and gpa), cohort data ( graduated, transferred, still enrolled, not attending) data profiles of completers and non-completers, and grade distributions for both program specific and general education courses. Departments have begun working with IR staff to customize the reports and are asking for additional data that can be used in program review and changes for improvement. An updated SSP will be distributed annually and professional development and training is planned for the upcoming year to help faculty utilize the data more efficiently and effectively for program changes and improvments. Departments will be encouraged to use this data with stakeholders and advisory committees as they discuss the status of the program, and seek information to dtermine if changes or additions to curriculua are needed.

(2015) EMCC became an ATD Leader College in September 2014. This have been communicated to our college community by putting the leader college logo on our website, letterhead and other college publications. The name of the ATD Core Team was changed to the Student Success Leadership Team. This will commuicate that the college has institutiionalized the students success data and the student success agenda will be a focus of the work at the College. The IR department developed Student Success Profiles for each department and distributed them in the spring of 2015. More work will be done in the Fall, 2015 as  departments  analyze the data and use it with faculty, advisisory committees and other constituents to make changes and improvements to curricula and teaching practices. EMCC will continue to work to align ATD strategic interventions with the Strategic Plan and Accreditation as we focus on topics of student success and assessment.


(2014) Engaging the College Community in sustaining a student success agenda will be the priority in 2014-15. The institution collectively will set meaningful targets for all student succees initiatives for the college as a whole and by departments. The College will develop and implement a communication plan to disseminate specific information on the student success agenda and measurements to College community and the Greater Bangor area. Academic program faculty will analyze program specific data on a yearly basis to identify strengths and areas for improvment. Faculty will be encouraged to use the data to take specific action in their programs and to create student success plans. Professional development activities on high impact practices and effective teaching strategies will be coordinated with Academic affairs and offered throughout the upcoming year. 

Additionally, the College will integrate all college processes including strategic planning, program reveiws, assessment plans  and accreditation with the student success agenda. 

ID 15640

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