Incentives to Encourage Effective Student Behaviors for Success

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Senate representatives advocated for the principles noted in this resolution during discussions on the Student Success Task Force recommendations and will continue to advocate during future conversations about student success.

Whereas, Colleges have taken an active role in student success by supporting and encouraging students to complete courses, obtain degrees, and prepare for transfer;

Whereas, Student success is a partnership between colleges and students, where students themselves have a responsibility in their success and control over many of the factors that will lead to success;

Whereas, Data indicate that participating in such incentives as educational planning, early assessment, and attending college full time can positively affect success; and

Whereas, Various incentives (e.g., priority registration) can be effective in encouraging students to take advantage of and engage in the activities that will lead to their success;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local senates to identify and, where possible, implement incentives that encourage students to engage in academically sound behaviors that would increase the likelihood of success in college; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges support the use of academically sound incentives that would benefit students and increase the likelihood of students successfully completing courses, obtaining degrees and certificates, and preparing for transfer.

MSC Disposition: Local Senates