Topic: Angela Oriano-Darnall

New Community College Report Says Using Key Comparisons Can Inspire Improved Practices

March 31, 2010

The Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE), a national assessment for community and technical colleges initiated in 2007 by The University of Texas at Austin's Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE), has released a new report titled "Benchmarking and Benchmarks: Effective Practice with Entering Students." The report introduces six SENSE benchmarks of effective practice with entering students and demonstrates how colleges can use the process of benchmarking to evaluate and improve institutional performance and student success.

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Survey Looks at Ways to Retain New Community College Students

May 21, 2008

Preliminary results of the pilot Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) suggest that if more community college students team up with classmates to tackle course requirements and avail themselves of financial aid and advising services, retention rates may improve.

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