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February 28, 2014

Community College Survey of Student Engagement – Please Read!

Date:          February 24, 2014

To:             Virginia Western Students

From:         Dr. Robert H. Sandel, President

Subject:      Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)

Beginning March 10th, students in randomly selected classes at Virginia Western and many other community colleges across the nation will have the chance to share their views by completing the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE). Survey items focus on how students spend their time, the nature and quality of students’ interactions with faculty members and peers, and what students have gained from their classes and other aspects of their college experience.

If you are in a class that is selected to participate in the survey, I encourage you to respond candidly. Your individual responses will remain confidential, but the results of this national survey will be important in helping Virginia Western to examine our educational practices, compare your feedback to other community college students across the country and identify ways that we can improve programs and services for students.

We appreciate your willingness to help us learn from your experience.