Product Line: Community College Executive Forum
As community colleges welcome students back—online or in person—this fall, they must be willing to radically reform the early college experience for their students. Whether because of social distancing mandates, greater off-campus obligations, or personal health and safety concerns, students cannot be expected to navigate the complicated maze of office visits and appointments that characterize most college onboarding processes.
Explore three insights for community college leaders to consider when reevaluating how they assess students’ English readiness.
At many institutions, living on campus is a crucial dimension of the student experience, as well as a key source of auxiliary revenue. But current public health evidence indicates that communal living could strongly facilitate virus transmission, and many campuses lack the ability to give each student the safest option of a private room and bathroom. Ultimately, all universities are facing the same question: what is the housing solution that provides students with an on-campus experience that’s as fulfilling as possible, while also protecting the community from outbreaks?
Determine whether your campus is supporting a sense of belonging, engagement, and basic needs security in a remote world to support underserved students.
Explore whether your institution has done enough to ensure equitable student learning with our 360-degree audit.
Determine whether your institution provides essential academic and career support to underrepresented and underserved students in this audit.
Assess whether your institution has mitigated the increased financial strain on students by maximizing financial support in EAB’s 360-degree audit.
Determine if your policies and partnerships encourage college access and college readiness by easing the path to transfer in this audit.
While many community college students intend to transfer to four-year programs, few ultimately do, and even fewer graduate with a bachelor’s degree.
With the continued COVID-19 crisis-related disruption to community colleges and students, administrators have begun asking questions about how to transition in-person events, such as orientation, into our new, socially-distant, and primarily virtual world. To create an engaging virtual orientation experience, follow these three guidelines our research team developed based on recent interactions with our partners.