Pierpont Community and Technical College
2008 CCSSE Institutional Report

Below you will find the annotated table of contents for the CCSSE Institutional Report. You may view any item by clicking on the underlined text. You will need Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view files from this menu. Note: Many of the Excel files have multiple worksheets.

Letter to the President from CCSSE's Director

CCSSE Overview

Overview of National 2008 CCSSE Cohort Survey Results

The overview provides a general understanding of the findings from the 2008 CCSSE Cohort. The information includes an examination of member colleges and consortia composition, comparisons between CCSSE institutions and all students at public community colleges, a review of selected findings, and information on understanding your results.

2008 CCSSE Cohort Frequencies

This report provides item-by-item percentage responses for the 2008 CCSSE Cohort (students who participated in CCSSE from 2006 through 2008). It is designed to provide a summary of the results contained in the Frequency Distributions Report and is presented in the same layout as The Community College Student Report.

College Results: A Synopsis

Table 1: Respondents to Underlying Populations

This table details respondent characteristics from your college compared to population data for 1) your college, 2) similarly-sized 2008 CCSSE Cohort colleges, and 3) all 2008 CCSSE Cohort colleges. The specific characteristics examined include gender, race/ethnicity, age, and enrollment status. (More details about Table 1)

First Look: All Students

First Look: All Students - West Virginia

This report for all students at your institution highlights those items where your college falls notably above or below the mean of your comparison group. It is designed to provide a summary of results displayed in the Means Summary section. (More details about First Look)

First Look: Enrollment Status Breakout

First Look: Enrollment Status Breakout - West Virginia

This report by enrollment status (part- and full-time) highlights those items where your college falls notably above or below the mean of your comparison group. It too is designed to provide a summary of results displayed in the Means Summary section.

Frequency Report: All Students

Frequency Report: All Students - West Virginia

This report provides item-by-item percentage responses for all students at your institution. In addition, the far right column contains asterisks indicating those items that are significantly different, when applicable, from your comparison group at p < .001 and with an effect size greater than or equal to .2.

Means Summary

Means Summary Report

Means Summary Report - West Virginia

There are five Means Summary reports. First, the All Students report provides item-by-item means for all students at your institution contrasted with a comparison group and the 2008 CCSSE Cohort. Second, Summary Statistics: All Students presents statistics on all students at your institution contrasted with a comparison group and the 2008 CCSSE Cohort. Third, the Means Summary Report: Enrollment Status Breakout report provides item-by-item means for all students at your institution by enrollment status (part- and full-time) contrasted with a comparison group and the 2008 CCSSE Cohort. Fourth, Summary Statistics: Part-Time Students presents statistics on part-time students at your institution contrasted with a comparison group and the 2008 CCSSE Cohort. Finally, Summary Statistics: Full-Time Students presents statistics on full-time students at your institution contrasted with a comparison group and the 2008 CCSSE Cohort. (More details about the Means Summary reports)

Frequency Distributions

Frequency Distributions by Enrollment Status and All Students

Frequency Distributions by Enrollment Status and All Students - West Virginia

This report summarizes the observed frequencies of occurrence (counts and percentages) of the values for each item on The Community College Student Report. Data are presented for all, part-time, and full-time students at your college, a comparison group, and the 2008 CCSSE Cohort. Please note: certain demographic items (gender, race/ethnicity, age, and enrollment status) do not appear on this report but can be found in Table 1.

2008 CCSSE Special Focus Questions Frequencies

2008 CCSSE Special Focus Questions Frequencies - West Virginia

This report summarizes the observed frequencies of occurrence (counts and percentages) of the values for the five CCSSE Special Focus Questions included with The Community College Student Report. Data are presented for all, part-time, and full-time students at your college, a comparison group, and the 2008 CCSSE Cohort.

Benchmark Reports

2008 Benchmark Overview

The overview provides detailed information about CCSSE's Five Benchmarks of Effective Educational Practice (Active and Collaborative Learning, Student Effort, Academic Challenge, Student-Faculty Interaction, and Support for Learners), information to aid in understanding and using the benchmarks, and CCSSE's policy statement on the "Responsible Uses of CCSSE Data."

2008 Benchmark Summary Table, Deciles, and Bar Charts and Benchmark Item Composition: All Students

2008 Benchmark Summary Table, Bar Charts and Benchmark Item Composition - West Virginia

There are nine Benchmark reports. The first report is a Summary Table, which provides scores on each of the five benchmarks for your institution, a comparison group, and the 2008 CCSSE Cohort colleges. Meanwhile, the Benchmark Deciles Report highlights the five benchmark deciles for all students at your institution. (Deciles are not reported in Consortia Benchmark reports.) The third report - Bar Charts and Benchmark Item Composition - uses bar charts to represent the data provided in the summary table, for all students for each benchmark. The next series of reports contains the same reports described above broken down by enrollment status (part- and full-time) for your institution, a comparison group, and 2008 CCSSE Cohort colleges. The final set of reports contains the same reports described above broken down by credit hour status (0 to 29 and 30+ credits) for your institution, a comparison group, and the 2008 CCSSE Cohort colleges. (More details about the Benchmark reports)

Codebook

2008 Codebook

The codebook provides information on the structure, contents, and layout of the CCSSE dataset.

Using CCSSE Results

This section provides a series of recommendations on interpreting and communicating your CCSSE results as well as ideas on ways to use data to drive decision making at your institution.

CCFSSE

Overview of National 2008 CCFSSE Cohort Survey Results

The overview provides a general understanding of the project and highlights selected findings from the three-year cohort of colleges participating in the faculty survey.

2008 CCFSSE Cohort Colleges

An alphabetical list of all institutions participating in the CCFSSE from 2006 through 2008.

2008 CCFSSE Faculty Frequency Distributions

Student and Faculty Frequency Distributions

This report summarizes the observed frequencies of occurrence (counts and percentages) of the values for generally equivalent items from your institution's faculty (part-time, full-time, and all faculty) on the Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (CCFSSE), and all student data from your institution's in-class administration of The Community College Student Report (CCSR). For colleges that did not participate in the faculty survey, an example report is provided.

Faculty Frequencies

This report summarizes the observed frequencies of occurrence (counts and percentages) from your institution's faculty for all faculty survey items that do not appear on the student survey. Data are presented for part-time, full-time, and all faculty respondents from your institution. For colleges that did not participate in the faculty survey, an example report is provided.

2008 CCFSSE Cohort Participating Faculty Report

Student and Faculty Frequencies

Faculty Only Frequencies

These reports provide aggregated side-by-side frequency data as well as frequency distributions for the 2008 CCFSSE Cohort colleges.

2008 CCFSSE Codebook

The data dictionary for the Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (CCFSSE) begins on the next page. It provides information on the structure, contents, and layout of the CCFSSE dataset.

Please note: Some items in the codebook are not included in the data file to protect the individual identities of the participating faculty members. These include items 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, and 27.

Data File(s)

Raw Data File(s)

Appendix

Appendix Annotated Table of Contents

Appendix Files