Topic: Partnerships, Preparation, & Assessment For Student Success
Assessing student competence and preparation for post-secondary education and employment is critical in determining the success of education systems. As state and federal funding for education decline, increasing pressure to prepare students for opportunities are shifting to industry and non-profit partners. Students are also under pressure to prove their competencies in a highly competitive global workforce. Educational institutions are organizing broad and innovative partnerships, buttressed by the educational technology sector, to better meet the needs of preparing the next generation’s workforce. This panel is comprised of experts who will discuss engaged partnerships and recommend strategies that attendees can consider to implement viable pathways to demonstrated student success.
This presentation examines the results of implementing actions intended to improve the student success of participants in UCSB’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), and the role of assessment in both identifying the proposed actions and evaluating their effectiveness. These actions included creating online orientation sessions and incorporating academic advisors into EOP.