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Understanding the Student Experience Through the Loss/Momentum Framework: Clearing the Path to Completion

By: Davis Jenkins, Robert Johnstone, Priyadarshini Chaplot & Elisa Rassen

Abstract

Understanding the Student Experience Through the Loss/Momentum Framework: Clearing the Path to Completion

This publication introduces an approach to examining students’ own experiences at community colleges, identifying factors that catalyze and impede student progress and using these insights to address opportunities to improve student outcomes.

In the first half of this guide, we begin by defining the concept of the “student experience” and showing how it can fundamentally turn around discussions among college leaders and practitioners about the institution’s programs and services. Next, we introduce the Loss/Momentum Framework as a means to better understand the student experience and identify the specific areas within a college that, when addressed, could be the lynchpins for reform and redesign.

In the second half, we provide a step-by-step guide to exploring the student experience, using the Loss/Momentum Framework, and discovering areas for further inquiry as the first step toward transforming students’ educational journey. 

Finally, you will be equipped with the information you need to begin to strategize about how to remove obstacles in the educational pathway and expedite student success

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