Academic and Student Success

Pavilion Building at Community College of Philadelphia.

Message from the Vice President for Academic and Student Success

Welcome to the spring semester!  I hope this message finds you all in good health, rested and rejuvenated to welcome our students back for what I anticipate will be an amazing spring semester.  As your Vice President for Academic and Student Success, I look forward to working collaboratively with all of you this semester to ensure the success of our collective students.

This spring, our College will complete the final step of our reaccreditation process which concludes with a site visit from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) evaluation team the week of March 20th. Many of you have been directly involved in the process of writing and contributing to our completed self-study report or have participated in a meeting with our team chair, Dr. Thomas Isekenegbe.   Please continue to familiarize yourself with our self-study report, attend our MSCHE information sessions and make yourself available as needed to support the College in a successful site visit.  We thank you in advance for your participation and contributions to this important process.

The College and the Division of Academic and Student Success remain committed to our strategic plan and the sixth pillar: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We are pleased to continue to offer opportunities for you to participate in the antiracist training provided by Gold Coast Consulting including sessions on specific topics related to antiracist leadership and inclusive pedagogy.  We look forward to learning and growing together to better serve our students while positively impacting student access, equity, success and completion.

As you prepare for the spring semester, important information is available in this easy access website for the Academic and Student Success division. Topics include grades, exams and technology training; links to documents such as the Student Handbook, Enrollment Guide and Student Resource Center that provide information about in-person and virtual services and office hours; as well as information regarding Starfish Connect, our academic early alert system. Please note that the website also contains information pertaining to the College’s continued work on Guided Pathways, Middle States reaccreditation, and a link to the College’s Covid safety site. Please review this site throughout the semester, as we will update regularly with additional information.

The contributions of all faculty, staff, and administrators are integral to the work we do at the College and the continued success of our students. I look forward to a successful semester for all as we continue our focus on student success, equity and completion.

Thanks for all you do. 

Dr. Alycia Marshall
Vice President for Academic and Student Success

Latest Updates

May 5, 2023

Dean of Business and Technology

Gregory Luce, April 26, 2023
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Dr. Hector Iweka, May 9, 2023
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Dean of Liberal Studies

Elizabeth Nesius, May 2, 2023
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Dr. Beatrice Bridglall, May 3, 2023
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April 6, 2023

The Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) is one of the many data points that the College utilizes as a tool and contributing factor to the assessment of student learning in alignment with our commitment to continuous improvement and enhancing the overall student experience. Direct student feedback is a tool that faculty and administrators can use to inform changes to their practice, while enhancing our quality of instruction and positively impacting student success and completion. To this end, the Division of Academic and Student Success thanks you in advance for your cooperation in helping more students complete the SET surveys to improve and enhance the quality and quantity of feedback we receive from the students we serve.

For the Spring 2023 semester, the Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) survey will be conducted from 7 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2023 through Monday, April 24, 2023 at 10:00 p.m.   All surveys will be conducted online.

December 14, 2022

The Division of Academic and Student Success recently had three candidates for the Associate Vice President on campus: Dr. Vance Gray, Ms. Caprice Roberson and Dr. Jonelle Knox. In case you missed one or more of the candidate open forum sessions with the College community, the video links, passcodes and feedback links for each candidate appear below:

October 21, 2019

In Fall 2017, Community College of Philadelphia embarked on the planning process for the NEW Library and Learning Commons. Established by College leadership and the primary stakeholders, the vision for the space is a welcoming educational environment celebrating the diversity of age, cultures and points of view of the College community. The space will have clear wayfinding while taking advantage of great natural light. There will be places for quiet study and for collaboration while securing the book collection. An emphasis is on offering an array of group study/classroom spaces, technology and flexibility. Lastly, it is important that the space exude beauty with artwork, finishes and furniture. 

May 31, 2017
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The Division of Academic and Student Success is pleased to announce the expansion of its website to include more information on Guided Pathways. As the College continues its progress with implementing Guided Pathways, it is important that information on the work being done is available to faculty, staff, administrators, students, and the community. The link is available at the divisions website and also on the landing page for faculty and staff in MyCCP under All About Guided Pathways:

The Guided Pathways website encompasses all components of the Pathways reform: Academic Pathways and Programs (with links to program course sequence grids); the Intake Process; Academic Advising and Student Success; Developmental Education; and Leveraging Technology. There is also a link to information about the Guided Pathways Core Team and another to numerous resources. 

The support and hard work of the entire College community are necessary to these efforts. Please visit the Guided Pathways website often, as it will be updated with news and developments regarding the continued work of the College to increase student success via the Guided Pathways initiative.