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Student Retention

Listed are few responsibilities that the 2006 Faculty Committee on Student Retention considered to be important, but is not limited to.

Instructor Responsibilities

  • Understand the PCC student profile
  • Be aware of your students' barriers (personal circumstances/traits, academic obstacles, etc.)
  • Enhance your students' learning experience
  • Familiarize yourself with PCC student resources, campus services, and MyPCC
  • Create a positive, welcoming classroom environment
  • Manage your classroom environment
  • Develop creative instruction – share your passion!

Student Responsibilities

  • Be familiar with the PCC Student Rights and Responsibilities
  • Solving their own personal problems
  • Overcoming barriers when barriers inhibit them from academic success
  • Seeking appropriate resources when deciding on a different academic path