The League's Faculty Voices Project engaged community college faculty, both full- and part-time, in the national conversation about student success and completion to (a) identify issues, challenges, and concerns faculty have about the national focus on student completion; and (b) identify ways faculty—individually and in college-wide efforts—support student success, retention, and completion. The four-year project (2014-2017) was funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Untapped Leaders: Faculty and the Challenge of Student Completion A Report on the Faculty Voices Project
- Community College Faculty Survey on Faculty Perceptions of Student Completion and of College Practices to Facilitate Student Completion (2015) Final Topline
- Community College Faculty Survey on Faculty Engagement in Initiatives to Increase the Percentage of Students who Earn a Certificate or Degree or Transfer (2017) Final Topline
Moderator Training Videos
- Setting the Stage for Productive Conversations
- Minimizing Distractions
- Managing Dominant Participants
- Deescalating Conflict
About Faculty Voices
Project staff invited community college faculty to join the Faculty Voices conversation in various ways, including national surveys, stakeholder conversations, moderator workshops, focus groups, social media, and publications.Findings from project activities will be presented in reports to community college educators and administrators, association and foundation staff, policy makers, and other stakeholders. Project findings are intended to provide insight into faculty perceptions and thus help inform decisions made around topics such as tools and strategies for improving student learning and completion, faculty and staff professional development, collegewide initiatives related to student success and completion, and organizational structures that affect teaching and learning.
Cynthia Wilson, Vice President, Learning, and Chief Impact Officer