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Dr. Michelle Asha Cooper, President of the Institute for Higher Education Policy inWashington, DC, discusses student success issues.oStudent successHelping students get to and through college with certain types of skills.Strong academic skillsMarketability in the workplaceSkills needed to be a good citizensWorkforce developmentoMore and more people looking at college as an opportunity tojust create some certainty in their livesoLow incomeoFirst-generationoImmigrantsoDisabilitiesCommunity college students, faculty, and administrators as well as higher education scholars,respond to the question "What does student success mean to you?"oWill Schutz: Instructor, Developmental English at Annandale Campus in Northern VirginiaCommunity CollegeStudent success is having that student get that passing score and moving on, butby no means is it limited to that. For him, it is a question of having a holistic(complete) learning experience and that the student is not just learning how towrite a five-paragraph essay or learning how to fully comprehend a text. Forhim, it is taking what is learned in the classroom and applying it to issues

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