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  • But Wait, There’s More (National Developments and Guided Pathways Questions, That Is)…

    So it’s been a little while.  Hope you’ve had a good start to 2016, and amazingly, we are nearing the end of another academic year, my 13th working in and around the community college sector.  I’ve shared my optimism before about how the system and its colleges continue to evolve their innovative approaches into scaled structures and systems that significantly improve student completion outcomes, and I’m much more optimistic today than I was back then.  I’m always heartened around graduation...

  • Contagious: Completion by Design and Integrated Pathways!

    The DREAM 2016 conference, Achieving the Dream's Annual Institute on Student Success, offered a daylong pre-institute Guided Pathways workshop, “Implementing Integrated Pathways: What, When, Why and How – Advice from the Trenches”.

    Nine community colleges in three states have worked under the Completion by Design (CBD) umbrella to transform the way they deliver academic and support services to increase student success, retention and completion.  They simultaneously created integrated...

  • Student Success Center Network: Growing Infrastructure for Scale

    On January 26 and 27, 2016, Jobs for the Future hosted our winter state policy meeting in San Diego, where we convened an incredibly talented, diverse, and committed group of state-, system-, and institutional-level leaders to support their efforts to develop policy conditions that allow community colleges to implement new strategies to dramatically increase student completion. Members of JFF’s Postsecondary State Policy Network have met semi-annually for the past decade to learn and apply...

  • New CBD Resource Coming Soon!

    New CBD Toolkit coming soon!

    We are excited to announce that a new CBD publication, “Building Guided Pathways: Practical Lessons from Completion by Design Colleges” will be released at the Achieving the Dream conference in Atlanta (and online here) on February 23rd. 

    Over the past four years, CBD colleges have aligned policies, programs and practices to create Guided Pathways that support students to be more successful. This is a bold, innovative and aggressive approach to student...

  • From Confusion to Completion: A Conversation about Culture

    "As been confirmed throughout our CBD journey, the faculty role in improving completion is central to the work of creating a coherent pathway for students into and through their program of study.  While student services personnel are vitally important to moving the needle on credential completion, students see and hear from faculty on a weekly, if not daily, basis, making faculty the first point of contact when challenges arise. Dr. David Bodary wrote the article below for...

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