Promoting Student Development and Success in Community Colleges
Community colleges are becoming increasingly accountable for providing diverse student populations with skills that prepare them for the future. Faculty and staff must be prepared to meet the needs of all students, including veterans, students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, academically underprepared students, or those who are the first in their families to attend college. The community college professional is often responsible for developing and implementing robust and proactive programs of academic and personal support to assist students in completing their programs and becoming successful. Included in this course is a focus on assessment and placement tools that assist in determining who might need resources such as remediation, developmental education, or counseling. In this course, educators can gain the tools needed to develop and measure resources that support student success. With an emphasis on outcomes, educators in this course focus on best practices for improving the engagement, retention, and educational achievement of today's community college student.