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Spotlight Session: A Little Full-Time Goes a Long Way

Conference: American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Annual Convention
Date and Time: April 25, 2017 8:30–9:45 AM
Location: New Orleans, LA
Venue: Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel | Grand Salon D, Section 19

The national dialogue continues to center on increasing college completion. In response, many state systems and community colleges are putting practices into place that focus on enrollment status, specifically those that help more students attend full-time. This session looked at the latest findings in a report released by the Center for Community College Student Engagement that focuses on some of the factors that make full-time students persist and succeed at higher rates than part-time students, and what state systems and colleges are doing to foster full-time enrollment.


Marcia Ballinger
Lorain County Community College
Dhanfu Elston
Vice President, Alliance State Relations
Complete College America
Evelyn Waiwaiole
Center for Community College Student Engagement
Thomas Bailey
Community College Research Center