Student Success at FSCJ

FSCJ is dedicated to the idea that anyone can thrive in a supportive environment that promotes lifelong learning.

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We believe student success includes:

Mastering skills + gaining knowledge
Developing intellectually + emotionally
Engaging academically, socially + civically
Setting + achieving goals (achievable and aspirational)
Seeking help + accessing resources
Demonstrating responsibility, resiliency + adaptability
Appreciating diverse people + perspectives
Developing a sense of identity + purpose

Student Success

Success is likely at FSCJ when we:

Support students in all aspects of their development + education
Provide safe, effective and respectful student-focused environments and interactions
Promote and support excellence in teaching + learning
Recognize and respect the needs of diverse students
Make teaching + learning accessible to all
Facilitate identification of clear goals, learning pathways + opportunities for engagement

FSCJ wants every student to make steady academic progress and graduate on time, but we recognize that success does not look the same for every student.

There are different pathways to success.

WE BELIEVE STUDENTS SUCCEED WHEN THEY:

  • Make progress toward and achieve goals
  • Take advantage of learning opportunities and College resources
  • Chart a unique course and plan for the future
  • Assume responsibility for behaviors and academic outcomes

The Student Success definition was developed from data gathered at FSCJ's Town Hall meeting held December 14, 2016 and presented to the College community in our Achieve @ FSCJ Newsletter.

Equity: FSCJ believes that equity mindedness is necessary for student and college success

 FSCJ believes being equity-minded entails:
  • Willingness to explore data in review of student outcomes to ensure that all students are being supported to reach their fullest potential
  • Respect for aspirations and struggles of students who have not been well served by education
  • Openness to recognizing understanding issues through equity lens(es).
  • Understanding the fairness of allocating college resources to address equity and its challenges.

Equity is likely at FSCJ when we:

  • Are knowledgeable about our student population. (Professional development)
  • Willingly engage in frank conversations about underserved students and openness to addressing the outcomes.
  • Use qualitative and quantitative information to make decisions re how to support students
  • Provides academic and student support in the variety of ways needed to address inequities in preparation for higher education.
  • Allocate resources to support all students’ success taking into consideration their circumstances and situations
  • Develop policies and practices that are equity-friendly and that are reflected in the College’s equity plan.
  • Empower our students to achieve success as described in our student success statement/definition.
  • Recognize that digital literacy is important to access and equity.

FSCJ is committed to ensuring that all students have an equitable opportunity to achieve their educational potential and goal(s).