Don’t rush to define ‘success’

Measuring student success by speedy degree completion could hurt students who combine part-time studies with jobs and family responsibilities, two professors argue.

Should community college students borrow more and work less to improve their chances of completing a degree?

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  1. Richard Aubrey says:

    It would only hurt students if the definition were used to reduce or eliminate benefits.
    Otherwise, the folks at the CC probably don’t care what the overeducated, underemployed ‘crats at the universities think.
    As to the last question: No.

  2. Michael E. Lopez says:

    Graduation rates are a silly way to measure success.

  3. Most of my CC students were looking at taking twice the ‘expected’ amount of time because they took classes 1/2 time and worked full time.

  4. Richard Aubrey says:

    lu-lu. Got a relation doing that, with a family on top of it. I have a question. He’s setting the curve and the recent HS grads resent his doing unfair stuff like studying and showing up.
    You have any insight on the relative success of kids vs. adults in your program?