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Read & Succeed

Read & Succeed is the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) at Jefferson devoted to helping students read more often and read more effectively. 

Reading was the chosen focus based on data related to student success. The data revealed that Jefferson students reported spending less time reading to prepare for class than community college students across the nation. Students at Jefferson also scored lower on reading proficiency tests. 


The QEP has three student success goals:

improve student reading proficiency, improve student reading habits, improve student reading mindset

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For further reading on the importance of reading: 

“The Fall and Rise of Reading,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 19, 2019

Skim Reading Is the New Normal. The Effect on Society Is Profound,” The Guardian, August 25, 2018

“How To Get Your Mind To Read,” New York Times, November 25, 2017

“Why University Students Don’t Read: What Professors Can Do to Increase Compliance,”  International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2012

“The English Literacy Required of First Year Community College Students,” National Center on Education and the Economy, May 2013