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GRCC Indicators of Success

End #1:  Student Success Pathways

A student-centered experience will ensure opportunities for students to learn the skills necessary to achieve their educational goals.

Strategy 1.1 Access

Improve services and outreach initiatives to students considering GRCC

Strategy 1.2 Persistence

Provide college programs, resources and systems to support students in their educational pathway.

Strategy 1.3 Student Support

Improve support services to instill in students the skills necessary to be effective learners, citizens and individuals

Strategy 1.4 Student Learning

Improve student success through the creation, revision, and monitoring of curriculum and assessment

Strategy 1.5 Completion

Increase the number of students who earn degrees or certificates at GRCC        

Indicators of Success

  1. Persistence rate (fall to winter, part and full time (NCCBP definition), Michigan metric
  2. Completion (150% graduation rate) for first time/full time students
  3. Course success rates (percent of A – C grades)
  4. Students who enroll in AFP courses at GRCC are subsequently able to complete college level work.
  5. Retention rate (fall to fall for first time, degree-seeking students)
  6. Student engagement benchmarks (CCSSE)
  7. Entering student benchmarks of effective practice (SENSE)
  8. Grant dollars for a full Pell Grant recipient are adequate to cover tuition, fees, and books for a full-time student at GRCC

End #2: Workforce Pathways

GRCC will prepare students for the workforce in our community and the world.

Strategy 2.1 Knowledge and Infrastructure

Ensure that  resources, and infrastructure are effectively organized and consistently aligned to provide students and other stakeholders with an efficient, successful, user-centered system to promote the attainment of skills necessary to enter the workforce

Strategy 2.2 Student Pathways

Provide expanded engagement opportunities for students related to work goals         

Indicators of Success

  1. Percent of GRCC career graduates who are employed in their fields of study.
  2. GRCC workforce student performance against state standards (Perkins)
  3. GRCC student performance on state/national certification exams

End #3:  Transfer Pathways

GRCC prepares students to transfer to the college or university of their choice.

Strategy 3.1: Knowledge and Infrastructure

Ensure that college messaging, alignment with secondary and other post-secondary institutions, resources, and infrastructure are effectively organized to provide students and other stakeholders with an efficient and effective system to promote transfer

Strategy 3.2: Student Pathways

Provide students with the experiences, preparation, and support necessary for successful transfer to a four-year college

Indicators of Success

  1. Student performance at transfer colleges compared to native student performance
  2. Percent of students who successfully transfer/graduate within 6 years of first attending GRCC (either earning a degree first or not). Michigan metric
  3. Number of articulated programs and number of pre-major programs (including the number of students participating in these programs)
  4. Student satisfaction of GRCC experience after transfer as measured by a survey
  5. Percent of students who successfully transfer after 8 years