Many students, whether adult learners, first-generation college-goers or other non-traditional students, come to college without adequate academic and personal preparation. With assistance from faculty and staff, MCC Navigators Shaquita Hopson and Devario Ezell serve as advocates in helping students overcome the obstacles that prevent them from academic success.
MCC Navigators use an early alert system to identify at-risk students. Some of the warning signs include:
- ABSENT from on-campus and online classes
- BLOCKED ABSENT from two or more consecutive classes
- FAILED TEST
- LACK OF MATERIALS and not prepared
- LACK OF ACADEMIC READINESS
- PERSONAL BEHAVIOR that is unusual or unacceptable.
WHAT DO NAVIGATORS DO?
The primary goal of the College Navigators is to increase the retention and graduation rates of all students. Here's how . . .
- Host "Survivor" events to supplement classroom learning
- Sponsor annual community resource fair
- Communicate with students in person and through Canvas, email, call and text.
- Lead student success counseling
- Foster student accountability/responsibility
- Coordinate with campus and community agencies to help students with issues both in and out of the classroom.
- Conduct "For All Things MCC" Canvas session to acquaint students with online work.