"CCSSE provides information on student engagement, a key indicator of learning and, therefore, of the quality of community colleges. The survey, administered to community college students, asks questions that assess institutional practices and student behaviors that are correlated highly with student learning and student retention. The CCSSE survey is a versatile, research-based tool appropriate for multiple uses. It is a benchmarking instrument, establishing national norms on educational practice and performance by community and technical colleges; a diagnostic tool, identifying areas in which a college can enhance students' educational experiences; and monitoring device, documenting and improving institutional effectiveness over time." --from www.ccsse.org.
LBCC conducts an annual email/mail/phone survey of the prior academic year's Transfer and Career Technical Education (CTE) graduates to learn about their employment and academic activities since graduating. We also ask how satisfied they are that the training and education they received while attending LBCC prepared them to compete with others in their field.
"The Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) helps community and technical colleges focus on the "front door" of the college experience. Grounded in research about what works in retaining and supporting entering students, SENSE collects and analyzes data about institutional practices and student behaviors in the earliest weeks of college. These data can help colleges understand students' critical early experiences and improve institutional practices that affect student success in the first college year." --from www.ccsse.org/sense.