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Student Experience

The Student Experience work at Chemeketa defines our approach to student success, and provides a framework for these efforts. It encompasses interactions throughout a student’s academic career at the college; reaching out to prospective students, supporting and retaining them while they meet their educational and experiential goals, and then connecting these students to their next steps in careers and education. The work is accomplished through initiatives such as Strategic Enrollment Management, which enables the college to identify enrollment goals aligned with our mission and strategic plan; and Guided Pathways, which provides students clear direction and support regarding career and educational goals.

Oversight: Student Success and Completion Advisory Council

  • Strategic Initiative: Guided Pathways

    Implement Guided Pathways (GP) in order to improve student progression and completion.

    Pillars of Guided Pathways:

    • Clarify the path
    • Help students choose and enter the path
    • Help students stay on the path
    • Ensure that learning is happening

    2021-22 Planned Activities

    • Develop a faculty engagement plan that purposefully engages them in pillars relevant to their role at the college
    • Develop tools and processes for students to engage with individualized academic planning that guides them towards completion
    • Connect current and prospective students with career exploration and prospective employment data
    • Develop and begin implementation of combined and reinvented academic support services to provide better access for students and more holistic support and tracking of student use of services
    • Implement systems and tools to identify “at risk” students and track student usage of services (EAB Navigate). Provide students and staff with tools and access to resources and services
    • Implement software to support recruitment, student success, and retention work
    • Analyze academic major choice among student populations. Identify opportunities to encourage a diverse student population in all academic programs
  • Strategic Initiative: Strategic Enrollment Management

    Evaluate the college’s enrollment management activities, offer recommendations, and develop and implement strategies to increase enrollment and retention. Draft a strategic enrollment management plan.

    2021-22 Planned Activities

    Recruitment Strategies

    • Reach Indigenous communities with recruitment efforts
    • Market community college as a first option for graduating high school students

    Retention Strategies

    • Create a district-wide Strategic Enrollment Management plan
    • Identify academic intent of incoming students. Focus supports and resources towards students seeking a Chemeketa credential 
    • Investigate software to help students complete FAFSA (Federal financial aid application)
    • Develop intervention approach to retain students who have outstanding account balances