Whereas, Countless conversations have still not resulted in any simple definition of student success;
Whereas, The breadth and depth of participants’ experiences and educational efforts is neither simple nor reducible to any simple definition; and
Whereas, The Accountability Report for the Community Colleges (ARCC) scorecard proposes that the Student Progress and Achievement Rates (SPAR) exclude those students who complete less than 6 units in less than 3 years;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges affirm that student success should be defined to include a broad range of student completion outcomes including completion of a single courses for a variety of individual goals as identified in the mission of California community colleges; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges partner with colleges to research additional quantitative and qualitative data that may be used in addition to the required ARCC data on a college’s scorecard and report the results of this research by Fall 2013.
December 2012 Rostrum article by Kim Harrell and Carolyn Holcroft should cover part one. No idea on part two.