Thursday, October 25, 2012

Webinar - What's Completion Got to Do With It? The Value of Student Short-Term Course-Taking

Webinar –  October 31, 2012 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST

California’s community college system encompasses a broad-ranging vision for higher education. Yet, as resources dwindle, the conversation about what constitutes success has focused on those outcomes that can be counted easily. Completion defined as the attainment of degrees and certificates or transfer to a four-year institution is increasingly becoming the yardstick for effectiveness. But does completion capture the full impact of community colleges? How does a focus on completion affect our ability to capture the vital role that community colleges play in job retraining or workforce development?

Co-sponsored by LearningWorks and The RP Group, this hour-long webinar examines the number of students pursuing short-term skills-building, the impact of this course-taking on student earning potential, implications for colleges, and how you can examine course-taking patterns at your own institution.


Kathy Booth & Terrence Willett, RP Group
Rock Pfotenhauer, Cabrillo College

The webinar is free, but you must register to receive the log-in information.

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To download a copy of a report examining student course-taking patterns and a methodology for replicating this study at your own institution, click here.

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