The League's Faculty Voices Project is engaging 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—currently support student success, retention, and completion. The four-year project is funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Project staff are inviting faculty to join the conversation in various ways, including national surveys, stakeholder conversations, moderator workshops, focus groups, social media, and publications. Findings from discussion and focus groups are being analyzed for emerging themes, and these along with survey findings will be presented in ongoing 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, college-wide initiatives related to student success and completion, and organizational structures that affect teaching and learning.
If you are a faculty member, you have access to the League's Faculty Voices Community Group. (Participation is free, but logging in is required. You may be prompted to log in or create an account.)
Cynthia Wilson, Vice President, Learning and Research