B - Meeting Students Where They Are in the Age of COVID-19 and Racial Injustice: Virtual Drop Reason and Outreach

10:30 - 11:20 AM

Meeting Students Where They Are in the Age of COVID-19 and Racial Injustice

Also co-facilitated by Lance Smith

Zoom room: https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/83085840393?pwd=VDg3VHBycnlIYUZpbDlhSjBkb3N4UT09

With cross-campus collaboration and efforts, the sub-committee developed and implemented a process to ensure students’ education prior to withdrawing from class and collect accurate data after withdrawing. Subsequently, this has empowered students to make informed decisions, enabled staff, faculty and administration to act on withdraw data and the sub-committee’s continued goal to significantly decrease the number of unnecessary withdrawals. The structure of data collections and outreach is flexible and nimble to adapt to ever evolving societal changes i.e. COVID19.   The adaptability of the current structure became critically evident when 2,413 students withdrawing from spring, summer and current fall term due to COVID19 was identified.  As a result of this change, students continue to be connected to appropriate services across the college campus and community. 

Expected outcomes/deliverables

  • Encourage students to discuss reasons prior to a drop/withdrawal
  • Shift in institutional culture focusing on a proactive approach with students who are considering withdrawing or have withdrawn from classes
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