Earning a bachelor’s degree is not as straightforward as it used to be. As the possible pathways have opened up, students need more intentional transfer policies to guide them through.
March 18, 2022
Research shows that students are more likely to persist and complete when they see themselves reflected in faculty, staff, and leadership on campus. How can we ensure that diversity in leadership extends to LGBTQ+ professionals, particularly at community colleges?
May 3, 2021
Regional partnerships between two- and four-year institutions, like Houston GPS, are increasingly a critical means to bolster transfer and degree completion. Starting with seven institutions, it has grown to include 13 two- and four-year institutions with an aggregate enrollment of more than 300,000 students in the Houston-Gulf Coast region.
February 5, 2021
Higher education is increasingly embracing the use of big data to increase and assess the effectiveness of institutional policies and practices and to drive needed change. The Central Florida Education Ecosystem Database (CFEED) offers one promising model for regional data-sharing agreements that can increase educational attainment.
February 5, 2021
Collaboration between two-year sending and four-year receiving institutions is key to improving community college student transfer and graduation rates. The Central Florida Educational Ecosystem Database and Houston Guided Pathway to Success are two innovative models for achieving this goal.
February 5, 2021
The pandemic has brought with it a lens that allows for better vision of what is vital to student success. AACC President Walter Bumphus writes that that lens is a gift, and now is the perfect time to use it to rethink, redevelop, and re-explore how we provide education.
September 11, 2020
An array of challenges have shaped the response of rural community colleges to COVID-19. Yet an informal survey of rural institutions indicates that this is not a story of defeat, but one of creativity and commitment.
June 22, 2020
While community colleges can and do change on a regular basis, leaders can use specific tools to facilitate change that is more strategic. Jaime Lester looks at the role data can play in this process.
May 15, 2020
Community colleges were never designed for students from outside the United States, nor have they been given much attention. For that reason, if community colleges would like to attract, enroll, and retain these students, they must take deliberate and specific actions to plan and provide a five-star experience.
April 27, 2020
When it comes to transfer, mobility, and equity, do traditional community college pathways hinder a student’s prospects? Mark M. D’Amico looks at what we can do to get around the hurdles.
February 13, 2020
Austin Community College wants its students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset as a marketable skill, regardless of their program of choice. ACC Provost Charles M. Cook discusses how the college makes that happen in a new post from the Association of Chief Academic Officers.
February 7, 2020
The hurdles for community college students who are first-generation, low-income, and members of other underrepresented groups are often formidable. One model that over 300 community colleges have embraced to support these students is Guided Pathways. ACE Fellow Suzanne Wilson Summers takes a look.
January 24, 2020