Creating a caring campus – Overview

Students come where they are welcome and stay where they feel cared about. Caring Campus is based on decades of research documenting that students who feel connected to their college are more likely to complete and succeed in their courses, persist from semester to semester, and achieve their educational goals.

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Caring Campus: Improving
Student Retention and Success

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Why Sacramento City College Brought Caring Campus to its Institution

Michael Gutierrez, President, Sacramento City College, welcomes the approach of the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC) because it builds on what is already happening and is easily interwoven with other work like Guided Pathways. President Gutierrez explains how Caring Campus is transforming his college.

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How Caring Campus Came to Oakton Community College

Joianne Smith, President, Oakton Community College, describes how Caring Campus, which they have termed the “Persistence Project,” got started for faculty, and how they worked through initial resistance to the work.

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Caring Campus Puts Students Front and Center

Julianna Barnes, President, Cuyamaca College, describes how Caring Campus helps staff make students a priority.


Coronavirus and IEBC

With the impact of the coronavirus on colleges around the nation, IEBC moved to a virtual environment and has adapted face-to-face coaching and facilitation sessions to virtual delivery.

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IEBC Response: Coronavirus

Caring Campus Guides and Webinars

Providing Student Support Services in Extraordinary Times: A Caring Campus Approach


Looking Ahead

IEBC is closely monitoring the impact of the pandemic on community colleges around the country and will be adapting our approaches to new circumstances and local situations as the situation evolves.

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