Community College Summit: Re-Imagining Success
Workshop Session 1
It is not enough to enroll community college students in online programs, give them an online orientation, and set them free on their own to succeed! In this panel, student success defined as persistence to completion will be critically examined. Panelists will discuss equitable models that foster inclusivity by removing financial barriers and creating a sense of belonging for online students. A special emphasis will be placed on the role of the employer in the success of part-time, exclusively online students; the efficacy of work-based learning experiences; and the impact of empathy and connection in instructor-student relationships. Three break-out sessions will follow the panel and explore: (a) engaging employers in student success, (b) designing work-based learning opportunities to cultivate marketable skills, and (c) building a sense of belonging through humanized online teaching and learning.