Campus Compact’s successful Connect2Complete program has been featured in an article recently published in the The Chronicle of Higher Education. “To Improve Retention, Community Colleges Teach Self-Esteem,” explores ways community colleges help their students taking developmental-education classes from being discouraged.
Of the sixty-eight percent of community college students required to take at least developmental-education course, only about a quarter earn a degree within eight years.
Connect2Complete aims to empower and encourage under-prepared students through service-learning, community-engagement and peer advocacy. This approach, which is relatively new to community colleges, helps students prepare for more advanced coursework while connecting them with their community, college, instructors and peers.
Nine community colleges participated in the Connect2Complete pilot project, three of which are Florida Campus Compact members:
- Broward College
- Miami Dade College
- Tallahassee Community College
- Cuyahoga Community College
- Lorain County Community College
- Owens Community College
- Big Bend Community College
- Edmonds Community College
- Green River Community College
Read the full article on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s website with a subscription. [here]
You can also find an online copy of the Resource Guide that colleges can use to implement C2C on their campuses on Campus Compact’s website. [here]