Academic and Student Success
Message from the Vice President for Academic and Student Success
Welcome to the fall semester! There is no doubt this will be a most unusual academic year. While we move ahead in a primarily remote learning environment, we continue to seek the best in us and our students. I am certain that with our positive spirit and collaborative approach we will experience a rewarding semester.
In order to have important information available in one area, we have developed an easy access website. Information you will find at the division’s website addresses topics such as grades, exams and technology training; links to documents such as the Student Handbook, Enrollment Guide and Virtual Student Resource Center that provides information about virtual services and virtual 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 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. 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 be well!
Dr. Samuel Hirsch
Vice President for Academic and Student Success
- Web-Based Evaluations: Students will receive an emailed link to the evaluation. Each student will need their personal J# in order to access the web-based evaluation instrument.
- The functionality of the web-based survey site will be turned on from Monday, November 30, 2020 through Saturday, December 12, 2020 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.
Review the Spring 2020 Service Center hours for Main Campus and Regional Centers.
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.