Chancellor΄s “Best Practices Award” goes to MDC
A novel program designed by MDC to keep students from dropping out of college has nabbed the state’s highest honor for higher education innovation.
Dr. Willis N. Holcombe, Florida’s community college chancellor, gave his annual Chancellor’s Best Practices Award to MDC’s First-Year Academic and College-Life Experience (F.A.C.E.), a program established in 2004 at North Campus.
F.A.C.E. stands apart from other early intervention programs because it uses social and academic activities to foster an environment that encourages healthy development for students.
Upon admission into MDC, a first-year student is introduced to a series of orientations, workshops and symposia that are aligned with the College’s Learning Outcomes, 10 goal-oriented competencies that emphasize the lifelong skills students need to succeed in work and be productive global citizens.
In addition to attending workshops on library research, students also attend free symposia where they’re coached by community and business leaders. They’re also paired with an advisor who provides academic guidance and support throughout their time at the College.
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