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Participation in the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) started in 2004.  The beginning of our journey allowing the college and staff a new way to focus on student engagement, support and learning through student feedback about their learning experience at Southwestern.

The CCSSE survey is a nationally normed survey that is a product and service of the Center for Community College Student Engagement, is a well-established tool that helps institutions focus on good educational practice and identify areas in which they can improve their programs and services for students. The CCSSE is one way to measure the quality of instruction and services provided to students attending Southwestern, allowing for staff to review results and implement continual improvement initiatives to better serve students. Visit the CCSSE website to view national and state data at: http://www.ccsse.org/survey/profiles.cfm

Comparison Overview

Benchmark Overview: 2004 to 2014

Data Team Workshop - a Guided Pathways cohort presentation

A true comparison survey-over-survey is not applicable to a nationally normed survey.  This information is for illustrative purposes as to the benchmark scores for each survey administration.

2021 Reports - next administration in winter 2021 with reports normally available by early fall; no survey administration in 2017; survey in 2020 impacted by COVID-19 and data not utilized as no other Oregon Community Colleges participated for benchmarking

2014 Reports 

Executive Summary Key Findings

Benchmark Consortium Report

Benchmarks and Associated Questions

Consortium Benchmark Scores: Credit Hours

Consortium Benchmark Scores: Developmental Education

Matter of Degrees - a publication by the Center for Community College Student Engagement

2011 Reports

Executive Summary Key Findings

National Report - a publication by the Center for Community College Student Engagement

2008 Reports - survey now administered every 3 years as part of the Oregon Consortium

Executive Findings: High Expectations and Support - a publication by the Center for Community College Student Engagement

National Report - a publication by the Center for Community College Student Engagement

 

2007 Reports

National Report - a publication by the Center for Community College Student Engagement

Special Focus Questions

2006 Reports

Executive Summarysummary of findings by the Center for Community College Student Engagement

National Report - a publication by the Center for Community College Student Engagement

Special Focus Questions

2004 Reports

Executive Summary - summary of findings by the Center for Community College Student Engagement

National Report - a publication by the Center for Community College Student Engagement

How are benchmark scores calculated?

Benchmark Calculations

These reports represent a select few for each year with key reports based on areas of focus and projects to enhance the learning environment and improve student success. Additional reports and data available by contacting ir@socc.edu

A bit more about CCSSE.  According to the website, the survey is known as "An Improvement Strategy for Community Colleges. The Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) provides a much-needed tool for assessing quality in community college education. CCSSE results help colleges focus on good educational practice — defined as practice that promotes high levels of student learning and retention — and identify areas in which community colleges can improve their programs and services for students. All our work is grounded in research about what works in strengthening student learning and persistence."