Academic and Student Success

Pavilion Building at Community College of Philadelphia.

Message from the Provost

Welcome to the spring 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 exciting and productive spring semester.  As your Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Success, I look forward to working collaboratively with all of you this semester to ensure the success of our collective students.

As you prepare for the spring 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. Please review this site throughout the semester, as we will update regularly with additional information.

We look forward to seeing all of you at our spring divisional meeting on Thursday, January 11th, at 2 p.m. in C2-28 where we will be sharing updates regarding the divisional plan and our work moving forward in support of student success.  Although there will be a hybrid option, we encourage you to attend in person to allow an opportunity to fellowship with your colleagues.

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 an amazing semester for all as we continue our focus on access, equity and student success.

Thanks for all you do. 

Dr. Alycia Marshall
Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Success

Latest Updates

November 17, 2023

The Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) is one of the many data points that the College utilizes as a tool and contributing factor to the assessment of student learning in alignment with our commitment to continuous improvement and enhancing the overall student experience. Direct student feedback is a tool that faculty and administrators can use to inform changes to their practice, while enhancing our quality of instruction and positively impacting student success and completion. To this end, the Division of Academic and Student Success thanks you in advance for your cooperation in helping more students complete the SET surveys to improve and enhance the quality and quantity of feedback we receive from the students we serve.

For the Fall 2023 semester, the Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) survey will be conducted from 7 a.m. Monday, November 27, 2023 through Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 10:00 p.m.   All surveys will be conducted online.

September 15, 2023

The leadership of the Academic and Student Success Division appreciates the significant contributions of all faculty, staff, and administrators as we work together towards common goals of a rewarding student experience and ultimately student success. In support of divisional collaboration and continued progress towards our goals, Dr. Alycia Marshall (Provost & Vice President for Academic and Student Success) will be hosting office hour conversations this fall. Our open office hours will allow faculty and staff to share information and discuss relevant topics of interest during 1-1 time with the Provost.

Provost Marshall will hold her next in-person Open Office Hour on:

Thursday, September 21st
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

The following are additional Open Office Hours for the 2023 Fall semester:

October 21, 2019

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. 

May 31, 2017
guided pathways on internal site

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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.