Academic and Student Success
Message from the Vice President for Academic and Student Success
Welcome to the fall semester! I hope this message finds you all in good health, rested and rejuvenated to welcome our students back for what I anticipate will be an amazing fall semester and academic year. As your new Vice President for Academic and Student Success, I look forward to meeting many of you and getting to know all of you while working collaboratively to ensure the success of our collective students.
This year our College will complete the final year of our reaccreditation process with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Many of you have been directly involved in this process and have contributed to the writing of our self-study report which will be shared with the College this fall. Please look out for communications regarding this and your opportunity to engage in the College-wide process as we move towards a successful MSCHE reaccreditation and site visit this spring.
The College and the Division of Academic and Student Success remains committed to our strategic plan and the sixth pillar: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. To this end, you will be hearing about specific divisional goals and work in support of these efforts throughout the fall semester. In particular, the College is pleased to be working with Gold Coast Consulting to provide antiracist training to include specific modules on topics such as antiracist leadership and inclusive pedagogy. We look forward to learning and growing together to better serve our students while positively impacting student access, equity, success and completion.
As you prepare for the fall semester, important information is available in this easy access website for the Academic and Student Success division. Topics include grades, exams and technology training; links to documents such as the Student Handbook, Enrollment Guide and Student Resource Center that provide information about in-person and virtual services and office hours; as well as information regarding Starfish Connect, our academic early alert system. Please note that the website also contains information pertaining to the College’s continued work on Guided Pathways, Middle States reaccreditation, and a link to the College’s Covid safety site. 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 at the College and the continued success of our students. I look forward to a successful semester and academic year for all as we continue our focus on student success, equity and completion.
Thanks for all you do.
Dr. Alycia Marshall
Vice President for Academic and Student Success
For the Fall 2022 semester, the Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) survey will be conducted from 7 a.m. Monday, November 28, 2022 through Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 10:00 p.m. All surveys will be conducted online.
Please note the following:
- Web-based evaluations: Students will receive an emailed link to the evaluation. Each student will need their personal J# to access the web-based evaluation instrument.
- The functionality of the web-based survey will be turned on from 7:00 a.m. Monday, November 28, 2022 through Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 10:00 p.m. An evaluation can only be completed once.
- Student evaluations of teaching must be completed before the start of final exams.
If you have any questions concerning implementation procedures, please contact your Division Dean.
Thank you for your participation.
In Fall 2017, Community College of Philadelphia embarked on the planning process for the NEW Library and Learning Commons. Established by College leadership and the primary stakeholders, the vision for the space is a welcoming educational environment celebrating the diversity of age, cultures and points of view of the College community. The space will have clear wayfinding while taking advantage of great natural light. There will be places for quiet study and for collaboration while securing the book collection. An emphasis is on offering an array of group study/classroom spaces, technology and flexibility. Lastly, it is important that the space exude beauty with artwork, finishes and furniture.
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.