Highlands College - Intrusive Advising Program

Highlands College

The success of two-year students through the use of unique intrusive advising methodology.

Students who receive intrusive advising, in the form of multiple meetings/interventions, from an advisor who is also one of their instructors, have higher levels of success.

Dr. John M. Garic

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Engage Estrella (E2)

Estrella Mountain Community College

This is a mentoring program for students where both faculty and staff serve as mentors. It is used to connect mentor to mentor where mentors can dialog and share best practices of mentoring students.

A mentoring program for students where both staff and faculty serve as mentors. There are two basic functions…1) improve the campus connections for students facilitating their academic success and completion and 2) utilize the mentoring experience as professional development for our staff and faculty (they can learn the life of a student; gain valuable interpersonal tools and acquire mentoring techniques).

Jonathan Robles

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Data to Action: Freshmen Retention Project

Portland State University

Reduce freshmen student attrition during and immediately after the end of first year and facilitate students’ successful transition to second year.

Freshmen student attrition at Portland State University occurs throughout the academic year with the highest number of students leaving at two critical points: between fall and winter term, and spring and following fall. While a majority of students who leave, do so at one of these points, our assessment results indicate that many of the reasons preventing students to continue are either known beforehand, enabling us to intervene proactively, or could be dealt with when they occur. In either case, there is a need to focus on providing intervention in a systematic, coordinated manner. Freshmen Retention Project is one such coordinated approach involving University Studies, advising units, Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, and Student Financial Services. The project uses multiple sources of data to support student success and aims to facilitate students’ continuous enrollment during the first year and successful transition to the second year. The project accomplishes this through outreach and intervention at critical points, and through ongoing intervention for students identified as at risk of not persisting beyond their first year.

Mirela Blekic

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Career Pathway Roadmap WebTool & Open Source Agreement

Oregon Department of Community Colleges & Workforce Development

To provide education, career, and labor marketing information for students, advisors, counselors, parents, and others on specific occupations including job advance, skills and wage progression.

The Career Pathway Roadmap WebTool is software that is used by Oregon colleges to develop roadmaps that chart courses, certificates, degrees, occupations, wages, articulation agreements and other information for a given career. Roadmaps are displayed on community college website and are hyperlinked to relevent data on other website. The WebTool developed by the State of Oregon is available through Open Source to be adopted by other states and colleges. More than 350 roadmaps have been developed and are accessible thorugh (links to 17 colleges roadmaps; click on the yellow Oregon map). Oregon's Labor Market Information System also displays college roadmaps through its Occupational Reports. Oregon's community colleges use the Career Pathways Roadmap WebTool to create roadmaps for students, advisors, counselors, faculty, and parents to access career information for a specific occupation including competencies, courses, certificates & degree programs, jobs, job progression, wages, articulation agreements, as well as navigation to other pages on a community college's website such as financial aid. Roadmaps are created by the colleges using the WebTool (developed jointly by the colleges and OCCWD) The WebTool source code can be downloaded as Open Source from this website.

Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
Mimi Maduro

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Postsecondary Workforce Readiness Definition Handbook

Colorado Community College System and Career & Technical Education

Postsecodnary Workforce Readiness is Colorado's interpretation of 21st Century skills being taught, guided to and assessed. This handbook breaks down the barriers, explains the myths and clarifies the process.

Average: 4 (2 votes)
Lauren k Jones, MA NCC

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