A success team is a cross-functional team of faculty, staff, students, and administrators,
responsible for oversight and engagement of a particular group of students throughout
their educational journey at our institution. The goal of success teams is to ensure equitable student success by coordinating campus-wide efforts, including evaluation
and development of effective onboarding, curriculum and support services, throughout
the students’ pursuit of their academic and career goals.
|Student Services Experts (i.e. counselors, financial aid specialists, LAP, etc.)||
Launching your Team:
|Weeks 5- 10||
|Weeks 12- 15||
Maintaining Your Teams:
Success Teams are formed by Area of Interest
|Area of Interest||Co-Leads||Members|
|Business & Finance||
Rick Rantz (dean)
Marie Comstock (faculty)
Data Coach: Brent Darwin
Counselor: Maria Arvizu-Rodriguez
Program Expert(s): Robert Bryant, Carmen Montanez- Rodriguez
Rick Rantz (dean)
Sydney Sorenson (faculty)
Data Coach: Nancy Jo Ward
Counselor: Carissa Perales
Student: Vivian Lake
Tom Lamica (interim dean)
Larry Manalo (faculty)
Data Coach: Eileen Donnelly
Program Expert(s): Christine Bisson, Cheo Munoz, Jenn Melena, Erin Krier
|Food, Fashion, Fitness||
Kim Ensing (dean)
Ron Lovell (faculty)
|People, Culture, & Languages||
Mary Patrick (dean)
Brian Stokes (faculty)
Data Coach: Thesa Roepke
Program Expert(s): Melinda Nishimori, Chellis Ying Hood
Mitch McCann (dean)
John Cecena (faculty)
Data Coach: John Cecena
Program Expert(s): Ken George, Suz Roehl
|Sciences & Technologies||
Sean Abel (dean)
Loren Bradbury (faculty)
Data Coach: Brian Youngblood
Counselor(s): Christine Reed, David Hernandez
Program Expert(s): Erin Krier, Patrick McGuire
Tools for your Teams
AHC Data Dashboards
Use the AHC Data Dashboards to access co-hort information for your success team.
Becoming Data -Informed
Information adapted from West Ed professional development seminar. For complete training access, contact your Guided Pathways Coordinator.
Use quantitative data (from dashboards) to identify problems. Ask questions like:
- how large of a problem is this?
- for whom is this a problem? Disaggregate data by student populations.
- What did you learn from the data and what do you still need to know?
Qualitative Data Sources: AHC Dashboard, California Community Colleges Launchboard, & Additional Data Resources
Use quantitative data to identify trends. Then, gather qualitative data to understand WHY an issue is happening.
What information is missing? What else do you want to know? How can you get it?
Collecting Qualitative Data:
- Empathy Interviews
- Focus Groups
This video gives an introduction to conducting qualitative analysis.
Based on qualitative & quantitative analysis identify a specific problem to focus on. What can be done to solve this problem?
- Focus on changing the institution, not the student.
- Rely on systems, programs, and policies that in place - don't reinvent the wheel if not needed
- Utilize available funding sources (Title V, SEAP, Guided Pathways, etc.)
- Categorize potential solutions into what's feasible (high vs. low) and what's going to have the highest impact. Work with what's within possibilities. Small progress is better than no progress!
This is a "practice" meaning it should be repeated over and over again. Continually assess student data to measure effectiveness of programs and interventions.
- CCCO Vision Resource Center Data Coaching Module
- Data Coaching Action Plan
- Data Dictionary Handout
- Getting started with Equity - A Guide for Academic Department Leaders
- Success Team Guidebook
- AHC Employees can access the Success Teams meeting notes and files via Sharepoint