Santa Barbara
City College

Student Success Presentation

Dr. Marsha Fralick

April 25, 2008

Aerial photo of West Campus.

    Do What You Are personality assessment
    PEPS Learning Style Inventory
    Components of a Model Student Success Program

Personality Checklist
    Tips for Engaging Students in Learning

    Research Articles (See Research List Below)
        Exploring the Evidence
        CCSSE Report

Sensing and Intuition: Show a Picture
    Group Activity: Where Do You Stand?
    Learning Style
The Paper Airplane Exercise
    My Favorites
Memory Pre and Post Test
    Brainstorming with a Peanut Exercise 

Research by Dr. Fralick

Exploring the Evidence: Initiatives in the First College Year, "Cuyamaca College", published by the National Resource Center for The First -Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina, 2008
          This article profiles 22 colleges nationwide with significant results in student

Program Review 2005, College Success Program, Cuyamaca Community College
          Summary 2005
          Full Report

          Summary 2000

Summary of Community College Review, "College Success: A Study of  Positive and Negative Attrition."
          This study of 1000 students profiles student who are successful and those who
          are at risk.

Other Significant Research Articles and Resources

The Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE), "Reflections on CCSSE's first Five Years, 2007 Findings
          Five strategies that work: 1.  set high expectations and clear goals, 2. focus on
          the front door, 3. elevate developmental education, 4. use engaging instructional
          approaches, 5. make engagement inescapable
          Full Report
          Executive Summary

"America's Perfect Storm: Three Forces Changing Our Nation's Future", Educational Testing Service (ETS), January 2007
          The three forces changing our nation's future include a lack of literacy and
          numeracy, increasing technological change and globalization, and increasing
          population diversity. 

Community College Research Center (CCRC) Brief, "Do Student Success Courses Actually Help Community College Students Succeed?", June 2007
          Students who take a college success course are 8% more likely to earn their

Achieving the Dream
This national initiative funded by the Lumina Foundation for Education is dedicated to helping more community college students succeed.  It is particularly concerned about student groups that traditionally have faced significant barriers to student success, including students of color and low-income students.  This organization does research and works toward changing public policy.  For information on this organization and research, go to

"California Community College Students Abandon Transfer Plans at a High Rate", Policy analysis for California Education (PACE), 2007
          Six in 10 California Community College students give up transfer plans or drop
          out after one semester. 

Impact of Personality Type on Undergraduate Students at Oklahoma State University, Doctoral Dissertation by Pam Ehlers, May 2008.
          Students with FP personality types are more likely to  drop out of college.