COMPLETION Subcommittee Report


Quantitative Data Analyzed:

  • Fall 2007 Cohort Data: Transfers, graduates, and graduate transfers (unduplicated)
    • Graduates who did and did not transfer in English, reading, and math
    • Transfer students who did and did not transfer in English, reading, and math
    • Demographic data for each of  these groups
  • Program completion data
  • Graduate survey results
  • Non-completers survey results

 

Major Findings of Data Analysis:

Low completion rates overall with incomplete data on why students are non-completers.  The ATD Fall 2007 Cohort included 5,198 students of which 1,588 completed by Summer 2010.

er Information Regarding the Decision Making Process:

Other Information Regarding the Decision Making Process:

  • Institutional Effectiveness web site / survey results:
    • Graduate survey results
    • Curriculum student survey results
    • Non-completer survey results
  • Developmental Placement for fall 2007 cohort by age, race and gender
  • ATD fall 2007 cohort data for completers by program code

 

Suggested Qualitative Data Needed: Focus groups with graduates and non-completers.

Graduates:

  • What kept you engaged with the college? What were the difficulties / problems did you encountered and were able to overcome? How did you handle these?
  • Is the program that you graduated from the same one you started with?
  • Did you take an ACA class?
  • Did any of the graduates come through completely online?
  • How many courses did you complete online?
  • Did you have a mentor?
  • When did you register, at what point in the registration process?
  • If you ran into a full class, what did you do?
  • Did you go to an advisor, who did the majority of your advising?
  • Did you know about most of the services that CPCC offers? If so, how did you find out about these services?
  • Which services did you use?
  • Did you take any breaks? If so, why did you return?
  • At which campus did you take the bulk of your classes?

 

Non-Completers:

  • We would like more specifics on the reasons listed for not reaching their goal. For example, what do family and personal issues mean to you?
  • Did anyone contact you when you did not return? If yes, who?
  • Did you take an ACA class?
  • How many courses did you complete online?
  • Did you have a mentor?
  • When did you register, at what point in the registration process/
  • If you ran into a full class, what did you do?
  • Did you go to an advisor, who did the majority of your advising?
  • Did you know about most of the services that CPCC offers? If so, how did you find out about these services?
  • Which services did you use?

 

Resulting Priority:

Increase number of completers, particularly with regards to numbers who receive degrees, diplomas or certificates from CPCC.

 

January 2011