Survey of Student Engagement -Achieving the Dream Initiative

PCCUA Survey of
Student Engagement

SENSE General Information

SENSE Data- Fall 2008

SENSE Data Fall 2009

SENSE Benchmarks for Student Success

SENSE 2009 Data Brochure-PCCUA

CCSSE General Information

CCSSE Benchmarks

CCSSE Spring 2008 Data -PCCUA

CCSSE Spring 2010 Data -PCCUA

CCSSE Spring 2012 Data -PCCUA

CCSSE Key Findings 2012-PCCUA


CCFSSE Spring 2008
(Faculty Survey)

CCFSSE Spring 2010  (Faculty Survey)

CCFSSE Spring 2012 (Faculty Survey)

CCFSSE Comparison 2008 & 2010

ESSI (Entering Student Success Institute)

PCCUA SENSE & CCSSE 2008 Data Brochure

CCSSE 2012 Data Brochure-PCCUA

Why Student Engagement?

Research shows that the more actively engaged students are:

  • the more likely they are to learn

  • to persist with their studies

  • to attain their academic goals

-SENSE 2007 Preliminary Findings


Center for Community College Student Engagement




Achieving the Dream (PCCUA)

the Dream Website

2010 CCCSE National Report,
The Heart of Student Success: Teaching, Learning, and College Completion
and 2010 CCCSE Executive Summary


Press Releases & College Recognition

PCCUA Press Release CCSSE 2008

PCCUA Press Release SENSE 2008

Imagine Success: Engaging Entering Students  
(2008 SENSE Field Test Findings)

2009 CCSSE National Report Making Connections: Dimensions of Student Engagement

USA Today: Social Networks could help community college students


Taking Stock of What Matters to Student Success

Educational Effectiveness



Student Engagement Surveys


  • Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)

  • Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)

  • Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (CCFSSE)

    All surveys are tools (Center for Community College Student Engagement in Austin, Texas) that assess student engagement—how engaged students are with college, faculty and staff, with other students, and with their studies—and help colleges improve their educational practice so more students will succeed.

    • CCSSE surveys more experienced students to gather information about their overall college experience.  

    • SENSE focuses on the first three weeks of students’ college experience and assesses practices that are most likely to engage entering students and encourage them to stay in college until they attain their academic goals. 

    •  CCFSSE provides faculty perspectives on student experiences as well as their own work.

Together, SENSE and CCSSE offer complementary pieces of the student success puzzle. CCSSE providing a comprehensive look at the overall quality of students’ education  experiences and SENSE offering a focused snapshot of new students and their earliest college experiences.

Improvement is a constant journey; Data is the starting point.












Data Newsletters/Brochures



Graduate Surveys





CCSSE Institute 2012

PCCUA Survey Data

ESSI & CCSSE Institute

 CCSSE Benchmarks

SENSE Benchmarks
SENSE 2008
SENSE 2009

CCSSE 2008

CCSSE 2010
CCSSE 2012

ESSI 2009

ESSI 2010

Actions Informed by

Actions Informed by
2009 & CCSSE 2010

CCSSE 2012 Institute-PCCUA
  • Early Connections

  • High Expectations & Aspirations

  • Clear Academic Plan & Pathway

  • Effective Track to College Readiness

  • Engaged Learning

  • Academic & Social Support Network

"Engagement must be made inescapable!" 
Dr. Kay McClenny, Director of Center for Community College Engagement

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Center for Community College Student Engagement. (2008). Imagine Success: Engaging Entering Students (2008 SENSE Field Test Findings). Austin, TX: The University of Texas at Austin, Community College Leadership Program.

2008 SENSE Commitment and Support Special Module

2008 SENSE Student Success Course Special Module

2008 Institutional Reports for Phillips College of the University of Arkansas
Institutional Report 2008
SENSE Institutional  Report 2008

Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE). (2008). High Expectations and High Support. Austin, Texas: The University of Texas at Austin, Community College Leadership Program.

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