Presentation on theme: "Path to Accelerated Completion and Employment (PACE) Grant."— Presentation transcript:
Path to Accelerated Completion and Employment (PACE) Grant
PACE: Next Step in Two-Year College Quest for Student Success 1991: Arkansas Technical and Community College System 2005: Career Pathways Initiative 2006: Freshman Year Experience 2005: Community College Survey of Student Engagement (coordinate efforts in 2012) 2009: Career Coaches Program
PACE: Next Step in Two-Year College Quest for Student Success 2010: Arkansas Delta Training and Education Consortium (ADTEC) 2010: Arkansas Regional Education Optical Network (ARE-ON) 2010: AATYC Center for Student Success 2011: PACE grant, Complete College America grant 2011: Performance Funding
PACE Grant: Primary Goals Create a new model for postsecondary training designed to improve student completion and time-to-degree. New model will initially target high demand technical certificate and degree programs, and with success be expanded institution- and system-wide. Specific goal: Increase graduation in targeted programs by 15%.
InstitutionTarget Occupations PathwaysCertificates/ Degrees National Park Community College Manufacturing Technicians (1)Advanced Manufacturing (1) Manufacturing –CP, Machine Tool Tech – TC, Manufacturing Tech - AAS Nurses(2) Nursing(2) Certified Nursing Assistant-CP, Licensed Practical Nurse-TC, Allied Health-TC, Registered Nurse-AAS
Strategies to Increase Completion and Reduce Time- to-Degree Strategy 1: Transform Developmental Education using promising course redesign models. Models accelerate completion in math, reading and writing. CCCUA results: In single semester, 8% of students completed 3 levels of math; 55% completed 2 levels; 25% completed 1 level.
Strategies to Increase Completion and Reduce Time- to-Degree Strategy 2: Streamline Certificate and Degree Programs using promising practices identified by Complete College America. Block scheduling of courses. Compressed courses. Use of technology for blended instruction to reduce seat-time.
Strategies to Increase Completion and Reduce Time- to-Degree Strategy 3: Improved Advising and Student Engagement using technology. Front end: Improved career, program and course advising. On-going: Improved tracking of student progress and connecting struggling students to needed support services. Back-end: Improved job placement support.
PACE Grant Impact Will enable proactive approach to addressing key barriers to student success. All 22 two-year colleges will be participating, enabling system-wide impact. PACE grant will position Arkansas to leverage more resources to deepen/scale these strategies and further advance the student success agenda (e.g. Kresge Foundation Grant, Winthrop Rockefeller Grant).