Eduardo J. Padrón
Office of the President
300 N.E. Second Avenue
Miami, Florida 33132-2297
Message From the President
Monday, March 05, 2012
Participation in the 2012 Community College Surveys of Student Engagement
This spring, Miami Dade College will once again participate in a national student and faculty survey focusing on teaching, learning and retention in community colleges. The Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) examines student engagement and retention issues, and the Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (CCFSSE) is designed to mirror the CCSSE in an effort to facilitate comparisons between student and faculty responses.
MDC participated in the 2007 survey, scoring higher than all comparison groups in all five benchmark areas and improving from the 2004 survey. We hope the 2012 survey results will identify further opportunities for creating environments that enhance student learning, development and successful degree or certificate completion at the College.
Beginning on March 12 and continuing through April 16, the student survey will be administered in approximately 127 MDC classes, randomly selected by CCSSE to ensure a representative sample. Instructors whose classes are selected for survey administration will receive specific information from their Campus Testing Directors. The faculty of these surveyed classes, as well as other faculty that were included in an MDC Course Master Data file that was submitted to CCSSE, will also be invited via email to participate in the CCFSSE online survey.
MDC is committed to excellence and your cooperation and participation in these national surveys will enhance our educational programs and services to students.
For questions related to survey administration, please contact your Campus Testing Director. For questions related to the CCSSE and CCFSSE project at MDC, please contact Silvio Rodriguez, director of test administration and program evaluation in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Thank you for your time and participation.