The action plan outlines Gainesville State College’s goals for ensuring that its students aim for the brass ring, while acknowledging the realistic barriers that the administration may encounter while actively promoting on-campus change.
Other thoroughly-explored topics in the action plan include opportunities for support within the college’s administration, communications strategies, and evaluations regarding how the college with determine program success.
Miami Dade College is another original Roadmap member that continues to emphasize its belief that student involvement in the community will lead to academic success. Its programs are outlined here:
These types of thoughtful planning models are what AAC&U believes will help individual students and community colleges achieve lasting success. Additional collaborations amongst the cohort’s administrators will potentially benefit the country as a whole.
“One of the greatest benefits of this project has been the knowledge-sharing among a community of educators not only dedicated to asking the difficult questions, but also to implementing change as a result of inquiry and reflection,” said Tia Brown McNair, senior director for Student Success. “The Roadmap institutions demonstrate a sustained commitment to completion and quality.”
The 10 newly-added Roadmap community colleges endured a rigorous evaluation process led by national leaders who examined their plans to implement evidence-based research and improve their colleges’ academic outcomes.
“Each Roadmap institution will work to ensure that its student success programs are integrated with, and reinforced by, its own educational culture,” the AAC&U release reads. “Institutions will develop and coordinate practices and policies that support engaged learning, provide meaningful assessment data about student learning outcomes, and help build a community of support for high achievement.”
The newest inductees to the Roadmap group are:
“The newly-selected Roadmap campuses will join a distinguished group of 12 institutions that are leaders in improving community college student success,” said McNair.