Our Student Success Team Community of Practice Calendar
Fall 2021 -
August 27th: Equity
September 24th: Belonging
October 22nd: Holistic Student Supports, Career and Community Engagement / Networking
Spring 2022 -
January 28th: Summary Discussion and Next Steps
February 25th: What makes a Good Team?
March 25th, April 22nd: Design the work of LPC’s Success Teams
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August 27th, 2021 – Equity
Our first Community of Practice was a huge success! There were many great conversations and great opportunities for learning about equity as it relates to the student experience from experts and students across our campus. In case you missed it, here is a recap of what we discussed:
September 24th, 2021 – Belonging
Our second Community of Practice had lively conversations, thanks to the many students and practitioners who came to discuss! We know from research that one main factor that inhibits students’ completion and transfer capacity that we need to address is "Who on my campus cares about my success?" Research has shown that having a sense of belonging -with peers, or in the classroom, or on campus- contributes to college success and well-being, particularly for marginalized students. We heard more themes that support a concierge model for Success Teams - PROACTIVE and flexible communication, EXPLICIT opportunities, DIVERSE ways be be involved that are brought to the student, rather than the student having to find their way to the resources, clubs, or situations to forge connections with their classmates, their instructors, and their major’s pathway. In case you missed it, here is a recap of what we discussed:
Please join us next month on October 22nd at 1:30pm when we will be discussing Holistic Student Supports, Career and Community Engagement / Networking .
October 22nd, 2021 – Career and Community Engagement/Networking
Our third Community of Practice was our most attended, with many campus and community members joining in. Employers and Employment resources in our community want to connect with our students, but are struggling to do so. Pathway communication could help bridge this divide. Success Teams can ensure that all students know about the resources and opportunities that already exist, to capitalize on our community partners and needs in an intentional way to all students, organized around areas of interest, that can take the luck out of the student finding the resource.
In case you missed it, here is a recap of what we discussed:
Please join us next month on January 28th at 1:30pm when we will have a Summary Discussion and Next Steps.
Definition of Student Success Team
How would you describe a student success team? Generally speaking, a student success team is an academic, student and administrative services team that collaborates to plan and implement data-informed, equity-infused practices and holistic support along the student journey. Teams often use a case management approach, an inquiry process, or a combination of both. This is our year to define which is the LPC way.
Definition of a Community of Practice
What is a CoP (Community of Practice)? A community of practice, CoP, is a group of people who share a common concern, a set of problems or interest in a topic and who come together to fulfill the goals of the group.
Our CoP: With an equity and belonging focus, we will learn from the experts on our campus and community to inform the creation of success teams at LPC that embrace our culture and enhance our student needs.
Topics will include but are not limited to Communication, Data, Resources, and Activities our students experience along their Academic and Career Pathway.
Join us! 4th Fridays of the Month from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. on Zoom
Outcomes for our Community of Practice Sessions are...
- To take an inventory of what we are doing well across campus to support our students and ensure equity and belonging.
- To dream about what we would like to see and do.
- To design the foundation of success teams that will enhance the student experiences that are built with our students, campus culture, strengths and desires at the forefront. Specifically, success teamwork will be focused on reducing the achievement gaps for all of our students.
Want to know more? Email Kristy Woods at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please contact:
Academic Services Faculty Lead, Steering Committee Co-Chair
Student Services Faculty Lead, Steering Committee Co-Chair, Onboarding Project Lead
Career and Transfer Project, Student Services Faculty Coordinator
Career and Transfer Project, Academic Services Faculty Coordinator
Persistence Project, Academic Services Faculty Coordinator
Persistence Project Academic Services Faculty Coordinator
Student Success Team Lead