Curious about the strides other states are taking to meet state initiatives? Learn about strategies being implemented in the state footprints below.
Interstate transfer and capacity bottlenecks were an issue in Texas. After the passing of State Bill 25, Texas institutions implemented strategies to resolve these problems. Learn where the state of Texas began, adjustments made, and the impact of these changes.
When students can't enroll in the classes they need to graduate, changes must be made to ensure timely completions. California State University is a great example of a university making large strides to encourage timely graduations and meet Graduation Initiative 2025.
Consolidating institutions are becoming more common,
but there are no clear blueprints outlining ways to execute the mergers. As two Georgia universities learned from their 2015 merger, using the schedule as a strategy with the help
of expert consultants can make all the difference.
Traditionally, the course schedule was rolled forward, and deans and departments would convene to discuss schedules and how general education requirements would fit together with major-specific requirements. Learn how West Virginia Northern Community College tackled this with "the press of a button".
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As a recognized Hispanic Serving Institution, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi has a history of Latino student success. They began to notice that general education bottlenecks were becoming a barrier to completion in this student population. In an effort to better serve students, they aligned their schedule with demographic needs and increased enrollments.
When every department is scheduling classes, lack of communication can lead to resources lacking optimization. To combat fragmentation, Central New Mexico Community College centralized their scheduling process to ensure they were offering enough sections for all students to access needed courses. This has greatly impacted their Latino and Native American students.
When late-term cancellations began to impact students, Arapahoe Community College realized change was necessary to stand by their mission and support student success. After evaluating areas of opportunity within the course schedule, they were able to bolster student credit hour loads and retention, allowing this community college to serve its mission while decreasing equity gaps.
AASCU’s 400 member colleges and universities are committed to student access, success, and opportunity. Collectively, they serve nearly four million students, and enroll a significant portion of undergraduates who are first generation, Pell-eligible, or members of underrepresented minority groups. They are designed to be - and strive to be - engines for economic mobility. Learn how they use the schedule to drive change.
Complete College America released a series of recommendations to increase retention and completion for community colleges. Needless to say, these recommendations are game changers. Learn how to bring each recommendation to fruition by operationalizing the tips. Do you require pathways intervention? Are you focusing on students in your momentum year? Learn how to put these practices into action.