• 2016 CCSSE Survey Results

    2016 CCSSE Survey Results

    Students who are engaged in meaningful educational activities are more likely to be successful.  The Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) focuses on institutional practices and student behaviors that promote student engagement. CCAC completed its fifth administration of CCSSE in spring 2016.  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; improving student effort and increasing the amount of student-faculty interaction.

    The survey results will be shared throughout the fall 2016 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 items 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 

    CCSSE Newsletter - October 2016
    CCSSE Newsletter - December 2016
    CCSSE Newsletter - January 2017



    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

    For more information contact Mary Kate Quinlan, John Ingram (jingram@ccac.edu) or visit www.ccsse.org.