PROOF Benchmark Overview
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Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)2005 Institutional Report: Benchmarks of Effective Educational PracticeCCSSE’s 2005 BenchmarksThe fi ve benchmarks encompass 38 engagement items from the CCSSE survey that refl ect many of the most important aspects of the student The Community College Survey experience. These institutional practices and student behaviors are some of the more powerful of Student Engagement (CCSSE)contributors to effective teaching, learning, student retention, and student success. The benchmarks are briefl y described below.2005 Institutional Report: Active and Collaborative LearningStudents learn more when they are actively Benchmarks of Effective involved in their education and have opportunities to think about and apply what they are learning in Educational Practicedifferent settings. Through collaboration with others to solve problems or master challenging content, students develop valuable skills that prepare them The Community College Survey of Student to deal with the kinds of situations and problems Engagement (CCSSE) has introduced to they will encounter in the workplace, community, participating colleges and the public a set of fi ve and their personal lives. The seven survey items benchmarks of effective educational practice in that contribute to this benchmark are these:community colleges. These benchmarks allow member institutions, with missions focused on teaching, learning, and student success, to ...

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