• 2013 CCSSE Survey Results

    Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) focuses on institutional practices and student behaviors that promote student engagement. CCAC completed its fourth administration of CCSSE in spring 2013. Results from previous surveys have been used to focus efforts on increasing the amount of active and collaborative learning in the classroom; bridging academics and support services; and improving student effort.

    The survey results will be shared throughout the fall 2013 semester. CCSSE encourages institutions to develop a culture of evidence – an institutional standard of using data to drive decisions. Sharing and objectively discussing data can be difficult. When used effectively, however, data can help identify areas for improvement so that efforts and resources are allocated to improve student success.

    About CCSSE Benchmarks – CCSSE clusters thirty-eight of the most important survey questions into five conceptually related categories called benchmarks. Standardized scores are calculated for each category making it possible to compare our performance in the five areas with groups of similar colleges.

    Benchmark Categories Survey Items
    Active and Collaborative Learning             4a, 4b, 4f, 4g, 4h, 4i, and 4r
    Student Effort 4c, 4d, 4e, 6b, 10a, 13d1, 13e1, and 13h1
    Academic Challenge 4p, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e, 5f, 6a, 6c, 7, 9a
    Student-Faculty Interaction 4k, 4l, 4m, 4n, 4o, and 4q
    Support for Learners 9b, 9c, 9d, 9e, 9f, 13a1, and 13b1

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    Fast Facts

    Newsletters
    Benchmark Changes – August 2013
    Biggest Improvements – September 2013
    Need for Improvement – October 2013

    Presentations
    Student Engagement at CCAC – Fall 2013
    Sharing Strategies for Student-Faculty Interaction – Summer Faculty Institute 2014

    Tools
    Student Engagement Tool Kit - contains simple techniques for increasing the amount of engagement in the classroom.
    Student Course Feedback Form – An end-of-course evaluation form based on student engagement items from the CCSSE survey intended for local use
    Classroom Observation Form – A professional development tool intended for mentor or peer review of a class session