Check out these other videos or presentations that share a little data or highlight projects designed to promote student success.
Under 2012's Senate Bill 1581, the Oregon Education Investment Board will enter into achievement compacts with every K-12 school district, education service district, community college, the university system and individual university, and Oregon Health Sciences University. These two-way partnership agreements challenge educators across Oregon to set targets on key student outcomes and encourage broad collaboration to adopt transformational practices, policies and budgets to help students achieve the educational outcomes valued by Oregonians.
Southwestern joined a consortium of seven Oregon community colleges to participate in the initiatives supported through Achieving the Dream, Inc., a "national nonprofit that is dedicated to helping more community college students, particularly low-income students and students of color, stay in school and earn a college certificate or degree. Evidence-based, student-centered, and built on the values of equity and excellence, Achieving the Dream is closing achievement gaps and accelerating student success nationwide by:
- Guiding evidence-based institutional improvement
- Influencing public policy
- Generating knowledge
- Engaging the public"
The regional group is represented by Southwestern, Klamath Community College, and Umpqua Community College, often working together to share ideas and best practices that support student success and completion. The Core Team supports a comprehensive effort to impact student persistence and graduation rates while the Data Team is charged with analyzing and distributing data to support projects to improve and enhance student persistence and graduation rates.
Core Team Meeting Notes and Documents - link to informatin pending development
Each quarter, a data brief is produced that highlights an Achieving the Dream project. The brief provides evidence of work completed by faculty and staff who have undertaken specific projects designed to increase student persistence and completion.
Each year annual data briefs are produced to highlight the overall achievement associated with the Achieving the Dream goals with the first briefs presented at the winter in-service (scroll down the page from the annual data briefs to view these briefs). The briefs include course completion, developmental education completion rates, gateway course completion rates, persistence rates, and graduation rates. These briefs are designed to spark additional inquiry into the success of students and may serve to guide faculty and staff to probe further into specific areas of achievement that may lead to new projects directly associated with increasing student success.