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Community College Survey of Student Engagement

Grossmont College has deployed the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) and accompanying Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (CCFSSE) for the first time in 2012 and again in 2015. These survey instruments have been used by community colleges across the country since 2001 as part of a research program on educational practices by the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin. More about their work can be found at the CCCSE web site.

Why Engagement?

The simple answer is that student learning, persistence, and attainment in college are strongly associated with student engagement. Student engagement is defined as the the amount of time and energy students invest in meaningful educational practices . Additional explanation of why engagement matters and references to the literature that supports their claims can be found on the CCSSE page "Why Focus on Student Engagement?"

What do the CCSSE and CCFSSE surveys look like?

Sample CCSSE

Sample CCFSSE

2015 Results

***More 2015 CCSSE Results coming soon!***

2015 Key Findings Report

This report summarizes the major results from the survey and shows how we did in comparison to other schools.

2012 Results

In general, Grossmont College excelled in the areas of Active and Collaborative Learning and Academic Challenge, but did not perform as well as comparison colleges in the areas of Student Effort, Student-Faculty Interaction, and Support for Learners. Presentations of the results in more detail are provided below. Campus initiatives that were implemented as a result of the CCSSE findings are listed on the Implementation page.  

2012 Key Findings Report

This report summarizes the major results from the survey and shows how we did in comparison to other schools.

2012 Results Slide show--Long, official version from survey company

This slide show reviews the purpose and methods of the CCSSE, shows the results from students, compares student to faculty responses, and presents suggested strategies for addressing areas where Grossmont scores poorly

2012 Results Slide show--Short, with Grossmont edits (by Shirley Pereira)

This slide show reviews the purpose and methods of the CCSSE, shows the major results from students, compares student to faculty responses, and shows individual question results from some of the questions where Grossmont scored poorly

Last Updated: 09/03/2016
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