Academic and Student Success

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Message from the Vice President for Academic and Student Success

Welcome to the fall 2018 semester.

As we collectively move forward, important information has been consolidated into one area for easy access in this website. Information you will find at the division’s website addresses topics such as grades, exams and technology training; emergencies and fire drills; links to documents such as the Student Handbook; Enrollment Guide and service hours for various student services; as well as information regarding Starfish Connect, our academic early alert system. The website also contains information pertaining to the College’s continued work on Guided Pathways. Please review this site throughout the semester, as we will update regularly with additional information.

The contributions of all faculty, staff, and administrators are integral to the work we do here at Community College of Philadelphia. I look forward to a productive semester ahead as we work collaboratively toward our commitment and focus on academic excellence and student success.

Thank you and best wishes for a rewarding fall semester!

Dr. Samuel Hirsch
Vice President for Academic and Student Success

Latest Updates

August 23, 2018
Review the Fall 2018 Service Center hours for Main Campus and Regional Centers.
January 30, 2018

In just a few months, we will be gathering to celebrate our students’ academic achievements during the College’s annual commencement ceremony.  With over 2,000 graduates, faculty play a significant role in this demonstration of student success, and I look forward to you joining in this celebration.  This year the College’s commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Attendance requirements are as follows: 

May 31, 2017
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The Division of Academic and Student Success is pleased to announce the expansion of its website to include more information on Guided Pathways. As the College continues its progress with implementing Guided Pathways, it is important that information on the work being done is available to faculty, staff, administrators, students, and the community. The link is available at the divisions website and also on the landing page for faculty and staff in MyCCP under All About Guided Pathways:

The Guided Pathways website encompasses all components of the Pathways reform: Academic Pathways and Programs (with links to program course sequence grids); the Intake Process; Academic Advising and Student Success; Developmental Education; and Leveraging Technology. There is also a link to information about the Guided Pathways Core Team and another to numerous resources. 

The support and hard work of the entire College community are necessary to these efforts. Please visit the Guided Pathways website often, as it will be updated with news and developments regarding the continued work of the College to increase student success via the Guided Pathways initiative.