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Cam Preus, Executive Director

John Wykoff, Deputy Director

Karen Smith, General Counsel

Casey White-Zollman, Communications Director

Katie Archambault, Director of Research & Fiscal Operations

Elizabeth Cox Brand, Executive Director, Student Success Center

Suzette Boydston, Statewide Affinity Coordinator

Susan Baker, Executive Assistant



260 13th St NE 

Salem, OR 97301

(503) 399-9912



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Guided Pathways

House Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee 

May 30, 2017 On May 30, 2017, Oregon Student Success Center (OSSC) Executive Director, Elizabeth Cox Brand, and Greg Hamann, President, Linn-Benton Community College, were invited to present to the Oregon House Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee.  Dr. Brand’s presentation focused on the Jobs for the Future National Student Success Network, of which Oregon is a member, as well as plans for initiating an Oregon Guided Pathways cohort  in early 2018. Linn-Benton Community College is one of 30 colleges participating in the national American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Pathways Project and President Hamann provided the campus-level perspective of Guided Pathways implementation. The committee was very interested, with Chair Reardon asking that he would like updates to the committee as the work progresses. 
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes and Accreditation
April 13, 2017 Assessment of student learning outcomes is critical to continuous improvement of teaching and learning in higher education. It is helpful to think of the assessment of student learning outcomes at three distinct levels: The course level, the program/credential level and the institution level. Assessment across these three levels combines to help create a culture of continuous improvement and a comprehensive picture of student learning at the institution. This document provides a brief description of each level of assessment of student learning outcomes, identifies key NWCCU standards, elements, and criteria related to each level of assessment, and provides a list of resources college faculty and staff can use to find additional information to support their assessment efforts. The document should not be considered complete or exhaustive, but rather should be used as a starting point for improving assessment of student learning outcome.
Trauma Informed Practices


  Guided Pathways Overview and Exploration Webinars

On Thursday, April 6, the Oregon Student Success Center hosted “Guided Pathways Overview and Exploration” webinars presented by Dr. Rob Johnstone, Founder and President, National Center for Inquiry and Improvement. On each hour-long webinar, Dr. Johnstone provided an overview of Guided Pathways but also dug deeper to illustrate how a particular community college group may be impacted. The four groups featured in the webinars were faculty, student services, instructional administrators, and presidents/board members. 

Rob Johnstone - Faculty

Rob Johnstone - Council of Student Services Administrators

Rob Johnstone - Council of Instructional Administrators

Rob Johnstone - OPC, Board Members & Business Officers

The Accelerated Learning Program of the Community College of Baltimore County

As part of the end-of-session bill for 2016 the Oregon Legislature appropriated $600,000 to CCWD for support of developmental education redesign in the area of corequisite course implementation. Eight community colleges have completed action plans and received grant funds to incent the development and scaling of corequisites in writing. To assist with these efforts Dr. Peter Adams, faculty emeritus, Community College of Baltimore County, facilitated the first of two sessions with participating colleges on October 21. The second session will take place on January 12-13, 2017.