What are the critical factors influencing a student’s satisfaction, academic achievement, and eventual path to gainful employment? While many educators could offer reasoned guesses, the Imagine America Foundation and Wonderlic jointly initiated a research project to produce some in-depth answers.
At the 2012 APSCU Convention & Exposition in Las Vegas, Robert L. Martin, President of the Imagine America Foundation, and Michael Callans, Vice President of Research and Development at Wonderlic, presented the findings of their landmark research study. During the session titled First Look: The Real Impact of Student and School Characteristics on Student Success, Martin and Callans explained the study that developed educational benchmarks of student attitudes, opinions, performance and satisfaction that can be used to help future students have the best overall educational experience, as well as begin to dispel the cloud of doubt around the career college sector. These benchmarks can be utilized as standards by which schools can support the improvement of their administrative and classroom processes. Their session provided a deep look at the data, recommendations and group discussions of best practices that schools can implement to improve completion and job placement.
To view materials from this presentation, visit the APSCU website.
CAREER COLLEGE CENTRAL
What causes a student to make a critical decision to change their life, and then leave college?
According to Dr. Deborah Jones of Brookline College, there is no single cause or one reason why – but there are many ways career colleges can ensure that once a student enrolls, they enjoy the experience. Jones’s presentation at the 2012 Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) Convention & Exposition, “The Student Experience: A Collaborative Focus,” explored the impact of a student-centered integrative approach to student persistence. Through predictive modeling, it’s possible to leverage student and instructional performance to maximize student learning outcomes, student experience, and student success.
To view this presentation, visit the APSCU website.