Retention Response Committee

Counselors are unavailable during quarter breaks. The counselors will plan to return to remote operations and be able to provide assistance to students beginning the week of April 6, 2020.

If you need to contact Counseling during the closure, please email, as this email is regularly monitored and we can provide assistance as needed. Please note that it may take up to 72 business hours for us to respond. Email is not a secure nor confidential form of communication, so please be mindful of the messages you send.
During the closure, we will not be holding individual personal counseling sessions. We are not equipped to provide personal counseling services during the closure and want to highlight the off-campus resources and support lines for students in the Community Resources page . If you are experiencing an emergency, please contact 911 or the 24 hour crisis hotline, Crisis Connections, at 1.866.427.4747.

The main objective of the Retention Response Committee is to improve student retention at Seattle Central College. The committee offers faculty the opportunity to learn more about the potential barriers facing students which might impact their learning and their persistence in college.

Through a series of workshops provided throughout the academic year, as well as Summer Institutes, faculty are given the resources and the knowledge to improve their teaching and their interaction with students.

Examples of workshops which have been offered to faculty:

  • Syllabus as a Learning Contract
  • Brain Compatible Learning Strategies
  • Effective Classroom Management Strategies
  • Resources and Referrals
  • Information Age Teaching
  • Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorders
  • Effective Classroom Accommodation Strategies for Students with Psychological Disabilities
  • Working With Younger Students
  • Working With Sex Offenders in the Classroom
  • Dealing with Difficult Students