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Ten community colleges will join a national project to bundle student support services to help students succeed in their academics.
The Association of American Colleges and Universities on Monday announced a new cohort of two-year colleges that will participate in its Developing a Community College Student Roadmap Project, which is funded by the MetLife Foundation.
The project—part of the association’s Liberal Education and America’s Promise initiative—assists colleges in creating programs of academic support to help students become active partners in their own educational success. The project seeks to “connect the dots” among various student support programs on community college campuses and to create roadmaps for success applicable at multiple institutions. The base of these roadmaps will be a set of expected learning outcomes essential to succeed in life beyond college.
The Roadmap Project started in 2010 with a select group of 12 leadership institutions that are developing institutional models in support of community college student success. Collectively, the institutions are taking what are often isolated and independent student success efforts and creating an integrated blueprint to support both student persistence and higher levels of academic achievement.
Through a rigorous application and evaluation process, national leaders chose community colleges with constructive plans designed to improve student learning outcomes and create pathways to student success through evidence-based interventions and programs. The selected colleges are poised to become national models in advancing community college student success. They will begin developing and implementing their plans this month.
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