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Success Teams

Success Teams

Currently El Camino College has seven success teams, one for each meta-major.  Success teams are working to improve outcomes for students in the following areas: 

  • Increase fall-to-spring retention;
  • Increase the number of units students complete per year;
  • Increase the number of students completing college-level math and English in their first year; 
  • Decrease the number of excess units students accumulate while earning their degree or certificate.


“Success teams” (also known as completion teams or completion coaching teams) are groups of faculty, counselors, staff, administrators, and students who assess the data regarding the students in a particular cohort (in this case, in a meta-major), and based on the gaps and successes seen in the data, plan and implement strategies to support these students on their educational journeys.  Success teams work within the four pillars of Guided Pathways:

Success teams generally engage the following 5 design elements:

  • Cohorting: Identifying and grouping students by meta-major.
  • Case Management: Providing differentiated timely services by designated professionals (students know their team and professionals know who their students are).
  • Collaboration: Various professionals are working together from across the college to provide cohesive, targeted, just-in-time support to identified groups of students.
  • Communication: Students are nudged along each step of their journey to address barriers (in and outside the classroom) in a cohesive and coordinated manner.
  • Connection: Students feel connected, engaged and a sense of belonging because teams are collaborating to create a set of common experiences to build community.

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The El Camino College Success teams are currently involved in the following activities:

  • New Student Welcome Day: The success teams planned and recruited faculty from the various departments within their meta-major to welcome new students to the college and introduce them to their meta-major. The virtual NSWD took place on Wed., August 19, 2020.
  • Student Support Expo: The success teams are developing modules in Canvas with information about their meta-major as well as information about any support available within their meta-major (including tutoring, counseling, special programs, and student clubs). The virtual Student Support Expo will take place in Canvas on Monday, September 14, 2020.
  • ECC Connect: In order to facilitate targeted and coordinated communication with students along their educational journeys, success teams are involved with recruiting and training faculty to use ECC Connect to send students progress reports, refer them to support services, and communicate with them at certain milestones along their path.
  • Meta-major specific activities: Each success team is engaged with reviewing data specific to students in their meta-major, particularly regarding equitable outcomes, and planning interventions according to the needs of their specific population in order to:
    • Increase fall-to-spring retention;
    • Increase the number of units students complete per year;
    • Increase the number of students completing college-level math and English in their first year;
    • Decrease the number of excess units students accumulate while earning their degree or certificate.

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Each success team lead is listed below if you would like more information about joining a success team.  For information about the meta-major groupings, please click here:

Behavioral and Social Sciences: David Reed, Political Science Faculty, dreed@elcamino.edu

Business: Jay Siddiqui, CIS Faculty, jsiddiqui@elcamino.edu

Creative Arts: Daniel Berney, Dance Faculty, dberney@elcamino.edu

Health and Community Wellness: Ryan Carey, Fire Tech Faculty, rcarey@elcamino.edu

Industry and Technology: Ed Matykiewicz, Auto Tech Faculty, ematykiewicz@elcamino.edu

Languages, Composition and Journalism: Chris Page, English Faculty, cpage@elcamino.edu

STEM: Polly Parks, Biological Science