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Make It Personal: College Completion. Faculty Webinar Thursday, September 13, 2012. Presenters. Bianca Bennett, Student, Georgia Perimeter College Mike Flores, Vice President, Student Affairs, Palo Alto College (TX) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Make It Personal: College Completion

    Faculty Webinar Thursday, September 13, 2012

  • Presenters Bianca Bennett, Student, Georgia Perimeter CollegeMike Flores, Vice President, Student Affairs, Palo Alto College (TX)Tamra Ortgies-Young, Political Science Instructor, Georgia Perimeter CollegeJodie Vangrov, Division Chair, Social Sciences, Chattahoochee Technical College (GA)

    ModeratorsAndrea Kane, Senior Director, Public Policy, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned PregnancyGail Robinson, Director, Service Learning, American Association of Community Colleges

  • Sixty-one percent (61%) of women who have children while enrolled in community college drop out and do not return to school.

  • About The National CampaignWho we are

    Why community colleges

  • Unplanned Pregnancy Is High among Young Adults1.3 million unplanned pregnancies to unmarried women in their 20s.7 in 10 pregnancies to unmarried women ages 1829 are unplanned.72% of unplanned pregnancies to unmarried women in their 20s are to women who have been pregnant before.Unplanned pregnancy is on the rise, and is growing most steeply among those ages 20-24.

  • More than 90% of young adults say they dont want to get pregnant right nowbut1 in 5 say it is likely they will have sex in the next 3 months without using birth control.4 in 10 believe It doesnt matter whether you use contraception or not; when it is your time to get pregnant it will happen.1/3 of unmarried women believe there is a great birth control option for me; I just dont know what it is.

  • What Is MIPCC?Three-year national demonstration projectImprove community college student retention and success by addressing pregnancy planning, prevention, and healthy relationshipsFunded by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned PregnancyManaged by the American Association of Community Colleges

  • What Is MIPCC?MIPCC Colleges Chattahoochee Technical College, GA Georgia Perimeter College, GAMesa Community College, AZMontgomery College, MD Palo Alto College, TXCurriculum-based strategy: service learningReplicable curricular content and materials developed for use by other community collegesPre/post-course surveys to track knowledge, attitudes, behavioral intent, retention

  • MIPCC Course ObjectivesUnderstand how unplanned pregnancy can affect college completionUnderstand the importance of healthy relationshipsKnow what campus and community resources are available to pregnant and parenting college students and their partners Be familiar with a variety of birth control options and where to get them in the community (e.g., www.bedsider.org)Be exposed to various online information sources (e.g., www.studentsexlife.org)

  • MIPCC CoursesCollege 101Communications CounselingEducation English English for Speakers of Other Languages EthicsHealthKinesiology Mental Health Political Science Sociology Statistics Womens History

  • MIPCC College Stories Mike Flores Vice President, Student Services Palo Alto College San Antonio, Texas

  • Palo Alto Colleges MIPCC ProjectCommunications

    Counseling

    Kinesiology

    Personal Health

  • Communications CourseFocus on news reporting and writing Students researched unplanned pregnancy via www.bedsider.org, www.studentsexlife.org, and other sources Students wrote press releases for community-based organizationsStudents presented to high school students about preventing teen pregnancy

  • What Did Students Learn?Elements of news writing and public relationsFamiliarity with a wide variety of contraceptives Knowledge about where to go for help should they become pregnant or get someone pregnantFamiliarity with resources to which they can direct othersDetermination to make informed decisions about pregnancy and staying in school

  • MIPCC College Stories Jodie VangrovDivision Chair, Social Sciences Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta, Georgia

  • Chattahoochee Technical Colleges MIPCC ProjectIntroduction to SociologyIntroduction to LiteratureIntroduction to College Introduction to Public Speaking

  • CTC Intro to Sociology Academic Learning ObjectivesObjective #1: Learn about socialization through the life cycle, especially events in teenage years and young adulthood that revolve around pregnancy planning, prevention, and healthy relationships

    Objective #2: Learn about marriage and the family patterns in our culture, specifically including unwed motherhood, blended families, one-parent families, families with children, and issues regarding pregnancy planning, prevention, and healthy relationships

    Both objectives met via textbook readings, lectures, videos, moviesThe Baby Borrowers16 and PregnantThe Pregnancy PactJuno, Push/Precious, Glee episodes

  • CTC Intro to Sociology Academic Learning ObjectivesObjective #3: Research appropriate websites related to the topicMet via reporting on and using online resources www.thenationalcampaign.orgwww.bedsider.orgwww.studentsexlife.orgwww.stayteen.orgThe Fog Zone quiz

    Objective #4: Engage in service learning activities related to the topicMet via creating public service posters, college-wide student event

    Objective #5: Learn what resources are available in our local communities to assist young adults with pregnancy planning, prevention, and healthy relationshipsMet via class lectures, community partners at college-wide event

  • Service Learning ComponentStudents worked in groups to create public service posters

    College-wide student event to share information on pregnancy planning, prevention, and healthy relationships Posters from previous classes on display Community partners shared information on planned and unplanned pregnancy

    Reflection exercises included in each course and the college-wide event

  • What Did Students Learn?Socialization, marriage, and the family through the life cycle Specific events relating to teenagers and young adults regarding pregnancy planning, prevention, and healthy relationshipsResources in their communities Where to go and where to refer others Online resources sponsored by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy www.bedsider.orgwww.studentsexlife.org

  • MIPCC College Stories Tamra Ortgies-YoungPolitical Science Instructor Georgia Perimeter College Dunwoody, Georgia

  • Georgia Perimeter Colleges MIPCC ProjectIntro to Public AdministrationIntro to American GovernmentEnglish CompositionHistory of WomenPersonal and Community Health

  • GPC Intro to Public AdministrationAcademic Learning ObjectivesObjective #1: Learn how to apply core course concepts including leadership, communication, and budgeting on a personal level to challenges in young adulthood that revolve around pregnancy planning, prevention, and healthy relationships

    Objective #2: Learn about the impact of unplanned pregnancy on educational outcomes

    Course objectives met viatextbook readings, lectures, Internet research, group projects, and journalingassignments designed to require students to investigate the Bedsider.org and StudentSexLife.org websites

  • GPC Intro to Public AdministrationAcademic Learning ObjectivesObjective #3: Learn how to research a public policy issue using reputable sources to discover the various approaches to the social problem of teen and unplanned pregnancy from both governmental and nonprofit programs Objective #4: Learn core competencies in group work and media skills with an overlay of pregnancy prevention as the content

    Course objectives met viatextbook readings, lectures, Internet research, group projects, and journalingassignments designed to require students to investigate the Bedsider.org and TheNationalCampaign.org websites

  • Service Learning ComponentStudents worked in groups to create short videos designed to spread the message about the consequences of unplanned pregnancy Public dissemination of the work:Videos are hosted on GPCs YouTube channelOne class video was selected to be posted on the National Campaigns website Reflection exercises included a weekly journal to connect course content to the project and a final group class reflection

  • GPC Student Videos9 Monthshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gUZU1I5BSU

    Think Smarthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iOusnwVNOg

    The Talkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSTC2wn8S1c

  • What Did Students Learn?An introduction to public policy (one of five key course content areas)Group and media skills that can be applied to future courses and the workplaceSpecific information regarding pregnancy planning, prevention, and healthy relationshipsOnline resources sponsored by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy www.bedsider.orgwww.studentsexlife.org

  • MIPCC College Stories Bianca BennettStudent Georgia Perimeter College Clarkston, Georgia

  • Georgia Perimeter CollegeQuality Enhancement Plan OfficeThe impact of MIPCC on students

  • Co-Curricular IntegrationStudent leadership programming

    Students hosted four discussion panels connected to a viewing of an episode from 16 and Pregnant and video clips from Bedsider.org

    Students hosted three more intimate conversations with smaller groups of their peers

  • What Did We Learn?Better understanding of academic course objectives Familiarity with a wide variety of contraceptives Knowledge about where to go for help should they become pregnant or get someone pregnantFamiliarity with resources to which they could direct othersDetermination to make informed decisions about pregnancy

  • National Campaign ResourcesResearch and background

    Videos of students and faculty

    Student success curriculum

    Quarterly Community Colleges Update

    StudentSexLife.org

    Bedsider.org

    Online lessons

    www.thenationalcampaign.org/colleges

  • StudentSexLife.org

  • Bedsider.org

  • Preventing Unplanned Pregnancy and Completing College: Online LessonsLesson 1: Why should you care about preventing unplanned pregnancy?

    Lesson 2: How much do you know about sex and birth control?

    Lesson 3: Make a plan and take action

    Available free at www.thenationalcampaign.org/onlinelessons/facultypage.aspx

  • MIPCC Course TemplatesSeveral different courses and disciplines

    Pick and choose what will work for you

    Focus on learning objectives and outcomes for students

    Available online at www.aacc.nche.edu/mipcc

  • MIPCC Faculty ReflectionI found that having a topic to work toward enhanced my class and was well worth any extra time on my part. My goals for this project were for students to learn the pitfalls and benefits of survey research. Each student contributed to our knowledge base. I could not have asked for better collaboration. I would strongly suggest to all stats instructors to incorporate service learning into your course. It brings the course to life so much more than having students gather data on random topics. - Kari Taylor, Mesa CC Statistics Instructor

  • MIPCC Student ReflectionsI now have resources to help someone who has issues or questions.

    [The project] helped bring real-life events into our learning.

    The survey really made me think about how making the choice of using or not using birth control can affect my life in a huge way.

  • Replication Tips Use popular culture to get students excited about the topic in their course work

    Encourage students to present in a variety of formats (posters, videos, music, blogs, skits)

    Dont reinvent the wheeluse National Campaign websites for videos, contraception information, and links to local resources

    Plan a college-wide event for information dissemination, including student stories

  • Lessons LearnedKnow your facts up front so that you can present accurate information to potentially skeptical administrators, faculty, and students

    Start with faculty who already use service learning in their courses; expand to others later

    Start with existing service learning partners; expand after a pilot period

    Be prepared to get embarrassed occasionally

  • Questions?

  • Contact UsBianca Bennett bennet63@student.gpc.eduMike Flores - r.flores@accd.eduAndrea Kane - akane@thenc.orgTamra Ortgies-Young tamra.ortgies-young@gpc.edu Gail Robinson - grobinson@aacc.nche.eduJodie Vangrov jvangrov@chattahoocheetech.edu

    Resources and data www.thenc.org / www.studentsexlife.orgwww.bedsider.orgCourse templates and information www.aacc.nche.edu/mipcc

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