Christine Wolff-Eisenberg will join Braddlee from Northern Virginia Community College and Jean Amaral from the Borough of Manhattan Community for a panel discussion on “Defining Success: Uncovering Community College Student Perspectives” at the League for Innovation Conference in New York City. The panel will take place on February 25 at 3:00 pm. Conference registration is now open on the League for Innovation website.

About the panel

Braddlee, Christine, and Jean will provide an overview of the Community College Libraries & Academic Support for Student Success (CCLASSS) project, its phases and associated methodologies, and findings from the first phase of the project on student goals, practices, perspectives, and needs. They will demonstrate how student interviews informed the development of service concepts to meet student needs, which will have recently been tested via survey at the seven project partner colleges. They will speak about the findings from their individual colleges, Northern Virginia Community College & Borough of Manhattan Community College, how these findings are interpreted and contextualized, and avenues for action on the concepts that most strongly resonated with students. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about this collaborative project, develop a stronger understanding of the goals, practices, perspectives, and needs of community college students, consider student needs in redesigning and creating services suitable for testing at their colleges, and examine mixed methods for assessing the needs of important campus communities of their own. Presenters will set aside time for Q&A throughout the session. Following presentation of the findings, facilitated group activities will engage attendees in identifying which service concepts could address perceived needs on their campuses, as well as assess opportunities and barriers to implementing these service concepts.