LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - How can community colleges better serve their students to succeed in the classroom and later in life?
A national survey to measure the quality of the community college experience is under way throughout the month of April, and some Laredo Community College students have joined the effort to provide a clearer picture of what community colleges must do to increase student success through student engagement.
Students from across the country, including students in randomly selected classes at LCC, have participated in the 45-minute survey known as the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE).
The survey focuses on how students spend their time, the quality of their interactions with faculty and classmates, and what they have learned from their classes and other parts of college life.
David Arreazola, director of LCC’s Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment Office, has been spearheading the survey on campus.
Arreazola says that the survey asks students about how important student services such as advising, tutoring and financial aid are to them, as well as whether they feel that LCC emphasizes these student services.
The goal of the survey is to measure the quality of a college’s educational practices in an effort to identify ways the college can improve student engagement to increase student success.
For more information on the CCSSE, you can visit www.ccsse.org or contact Arreazola at 764-5943 or IE_officer@laredo.edu.