FOCUS GROUP TOOLKIT

Focus Group Toolkit

CCSSE and SENSE data provide colleges a great deal of information to help identify strengths and areas in need of improvement in the work of increasing student success. These data deliver the "what" about the student experience, but through focus groups, colleges can also learn the "why." In addition to gathering specific detail about the experiences students and others are having, these structured discussions will also help uncover possible strategies to consider for improvement.

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The Center's Focus Group Toolkit, which includes the Focus Group Guide at right, details the Center's approach to organizing focus group discussions with community college students, faculty, and staff. The Toolkit also includes the discussion guides below, which are based on topics relevant to the community college field.

Focus Group Guide

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Focus Group Discussion Guides

Click to download the Entering Students Focus Group Discussion Guide Click to download the Returning Students Focus Group Discussion Guide Click to download the Faculty Focus Group Discussion Guide

Click to download the Student Services Staff Focus Group Discussion Guide Click to download the Student Financial Health Focus Group Discussion Guide Click to download the Part-Time Students Focus Group Discussion Guide

Click to download the Full-Time Students Focus Group Discussion Guide Click to download the Faculty On Part-Timeness Focus Group Discussion Guide

 

Center for Community College Student Engagement
—a Research and Service Initiative—
Program in Higher Education Leadership | Department of Educational Leadership and Policy  | College of Education
The University of Texas at Austin
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