Presentation on theme: "All Staff Conference Day February 19, 2015. National Level President Barack Obama’s free community college proposal The Next Big Things Leading an Intensified."— Presentation transcript:
National Level President Barack Obama’s free community college proposal The Next Big Things Leading an Intensified Commitment to College Completion Strengthening Community College Accountability Supporting Work to Design and Implement Pathways Hosting a National Working Summit on College Readiness and Developmental Education Redesign Creating a Seamless Education and Career System Building Stackable Credentials and a National Credentialing System “Empowering Community Colleges to Build the Nation’s Future: an Implementation Guide” American Association of Community Colleges
DCCCD Chancellor’s Executive Staff Planning Session – October 2014 Becoming the organization that solves problems for individuals, non-consumers, communities and employers Providing high quality credentials with well-defined pathways for future education and employment that increases enrollment and partnerships
A Changing Landscape “If you’re wondering what the USA that your children or grandchildren – depending on your age – will look like, all you need to do is look around because in a real sense, the Texas of today is the USA of tomorrow. Steve Murdock, former state demographer, director, Hobby Center for the Study of Texas, Rice University
The Challenge and the Opportunity in Dallas and at DCCCD Significant impact on students and the local economy One of the largest institutions in the state – The seven DCCCD Colleges educate train more than 100,000 credit and continuing education students each semester. High student need and high percentage of students receiving Pell Grants. Exceptional commitment to innovation and strong leadership – Member of the League for Innovation in Community Colleges, Risings Star, Member, the Association of Community College Trustees, etc. Increasing local labor demand
DCCCD Board of Trustees Positioning the District as the primary problem solver for Dallas County workforce and education needs October 28, 2014 The LeCroy Center for Telecommunications Dallas, Texas
Focused topics DCCCD Board of Trustees Compression Planning Session Increase our ability to respond rapidly to current and emerging workforce gaps through partnering with employers and other education providers, innovative approaches to instructional delivery, competency-based approaches, and aligning our programs and solutions with areas where jobs are going unfilled.
Address college and career readiness and increase college credits, certificates, and degrees for our younger students through expansion of early college high schools and charter schools and through preK-12 partnerships while creating pathways for seamless transition of DCCCD students to four-year colleges and universities.
Invest in contemporary software solutions that better serve our students, non-consumers, and employees
Build on increasing success in production of high value certificates, degrees, and successful transfers to four-year universities by creating innovative public/private partnerships for workforce and economic development opportunities.