Second Annual Call for Partners Released

The College Student Success Innovation Centre (CSSIC) at Mohawk College welcomes applications from Ontario colleges that are interested in testing a student success intervention related to previous work on psychologically attuned communications.

With the expert guidance of Dr. Shannon Brady, three colleges will be chosen to work collaboratively with the CSSIC research team on this demonstration project. The Centre will provide our partner colleges with broad support, including up to $30,000 in matched funding, resources, mentorship, project coordination, and data analytics support via the Education Policy Research Initiative (EPRI) at the University of Ottawa. This research will ultimately provide the Province and Ontario’s 24 colleges with a new understanding of how this type of student success intervention works.

For full details, please download the comprehensive Call for Partners. These applications are due on Friday, November 1st, 2019 at 5:00 pm (EST), and are to be submitted via email using the application form available on the CSSIC website. They will be reviewed by a third-party evaluation committee.

A webinar will be hosted on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 at 9:00 am EST to provide additional information about this project. Interested parties are asked to register ahead of time. This session will be recorded for those unavailable to attend.

This demonstration project is supported by a $650,000 investment from the Province, which helped to establish the CSSIC in May 2018. The CSSIC is Canada’s first innovation centre on a campus that is uniquely focused on community college student success.

In its first year, the CSSIC has gained national recognition for producing a variety of new evidence-based interventions and services, including research, partnerships, and supports in the areas of academic probation, goal-setting, learning outcomes assessment, program evaluation, and student success strategies for faculty.

Most recently, the CSSIC has been working with three college partners from its first Call for Partners: Centennial, Fleming, and Humber. With the support of our Research and Data Analytics Partner – EPRI at the University of Ottawa – the CSSIC research team has supported these college partners in their replication of our Proactive Advising intervention.

For more information about the CSSIC's second annual Call for Partners, please contact Layne Wilson (Coordinator, Research and Special Projects) at layne.wilson [at] mohawkcollege.ca (subject: CSSIC%20Call%20for%20Partners) .