Survey of Entering Student Engagment (SENSE)

The Survey of Entering Student Engagement ( SENSE) is a national survey effort that assists community and technical colleges focus on the "front door" of the college experience. Grounded in research about what works in retaining and supporting entering students, SENSE collects and analyzes data about institutional practices and student behaviors in the earliest weeks of college. These data help colleges understand students' critical early experiences and improve institutional practices that affect student success in the first college year.

2012 SENSE Survey Results: 
SENSE utilizes six standardized benchmarks to report on the College's progress. This is done by compiling a three year cohort of participating colleges in all core survey analysis, the current cohort is 2010-2012 and is referred to as the 2012 cohort. Through educational research, these benchmarks have shown to be important to entering students' college experiences and educational outcomes. These benchmarks allow colleges to measure their performance in areas of entering student engagement and determine where improvements might be made.

Key Findings 
Report provides an overview of the SENSE survey findings for COCC compared to the 2012 SENSE cohort, as well as an explanation of the data.

COCC Benchmark Scores by Full time & Part time Students
Report compares full time and part time COCC student responses to student responses from Medium sized Colleges and the 2012 Cohort. 

COCC Full time & Part time Benchmark Scores Compared to OR Schools
Report compares full time and part time COCC student responses to student responses from Oregon Community Colleges and the 2012 Cohort. 

All SENSE 2012 Survey Results - NEW
Provides an interactive tool to view results for Central Oregon Community College and compare those student results to other similar student data.

2012 Survey Instrument

2012 Courses Sampled

COCC administered SENSE Fall 2012 in a random selection of math and writing courses that first-time students traditionally take.

Math Courses* (37.5% of the sample):
MTH010, MTH020, MTH029, MTH031, MTH085, MTH095, MTH105 and MTH11
*MTH060 and MTH065 students were not included in this survey sample due to the recent redesign of these courses.

Writing Courses (62.5% of the sample):
WR060, WR065, WR095, WR121 and WR122

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