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TAP works with the Achieving the Dream Initiative

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  • 1. Bridging the gap for community  college students transferring to  University of Houston
  • 2. Overview • Partnership between UH and Gulf Coast  Community Colleges • Part of the national Achieve the Dream  initiative • Transfer Advising Program at the heart of the  plan • Joint funding between Academic Affairs and  the individual colleges at UH
  • 3. Academic performance of 2‐year college transfer students to  the University of Houston for Fall 2007 Core completed prior to transfer •Lone Star/Tomball •HCC  •Lone Star/North Harris •Total  9 Transfer •Total 145 transfer •Total 23 transfer •48 below 2.0 •7 below 2.0 •1 below 2.0 •21 ‐ 2.0‐2.49 •6 ‐ 2.0 – 2.49 •2 ‐ 2.0‐2.49 •35 ‐ 2.5‐2.99 •5 ‐ 2.5 – 2.99 •4 ‐ 2.5‐2.99 •24 ‐ 3.0‐3.49 •2 ‐ 3.0 – 3.49 •0  ‐ 3.00‐3.49 •15 over 3.5 •3 over 3.5 •2 above 3.5 • 15 persisted a year •115 persisted a year •8 persisted a year
  • 4. • Achieving the Dream is a multiyear national  initiative to help more community college  students succeed. The initiative is particularly  concerned about student groups that  traditionally have faced significant barriers to  success, including students of color and low‐ income students.
  • 5. Goals • Achieving the Dream aims to bring about change  within community colleges and in state and federal  policy. The initiative also seeks to augment knowledge  about strategies that increase student success and to  expand public support for raising postsecondary  attainment levels. • At its core, the initiative seeks to help more students  reach their individual goals, which may include earning  a community college certificate or degree, attaining a  bachelor's degree, and/or obtaining a better job.
  • 6. Institution Profiles • The Houston Community College System’s  (HCCS) mission is to open the doors to higher  education and close academic performance  gaps for residents of Houston, one of the most  diverse cities in the nation. Its student  population of 39,528 is approximately 25  percent Hispanic, 24 percent African  American, 26 percent White and 12 percent  Asian. It has 20 campuses or centers in the  southern Texas metropolitan area.
  • 7. • The Lone Star College System (LSCS) is made  up of five community colleges located in the  Houston metropolitan area, enrolling nearly  50,000 students. LSCS is a publicly supported,  two‐year, comprehensive community college  system involving diverse individuals,  businesses and the community in quality  education opportunities for the successful  development of knowledge, skills and  attitudes for a rapidly changing world.
  • 8. • The University of Houston is the largest and  most comprehensive component of the  University of Houston System and is Houston’s  largest public research and teaching  university. With more than 34,000 students  from some 130 countries and a wide range of  ethnic groups, it is most diverse major  research public institution in the United  States.
  • 9. Goals The University of Houston’s goal is to effectively use data to evaluate  newly implemented programs and policies designed to improve  student outcomes. During its first year in the initiative, the  university plans to: • Target transfer students, particularly those who transferred from  community colleges, to help students successfully navigate UH • Work with community colleges to develop a transfer pipeline • Incorporate Achieving the Dream goals and values in the  accreditation process • Data will inform, support and enhance institutional change that will  help all students succeed. It is the overarching goal of UH to have all  students successfully complete courses and graduate.
  • 10. Funding  • UH was invited to participate in the Achieving  the Dream initiative by Houston Endowment  Inc., a private philanthropic organization and  an Achieving the Dream sponsor. The  foundation awarded a five‐year, $450,000  grant to UH after the university was accepted  in the program. The grant provided $50,000 in  the first year for initial planning, and $100,000  each additional year to help implement the  program.
  • 11. Coaches Two education experts are helping the group clarify their stated goals, and also think about other ways to improve the quality of transfer students’ experiences on campus. • Vasti Torres, Associate Professor of Education  Leadership and Policy Studies at the Indiana  University Bloomington Wendell W. Wright  School of Education • George D. Kuh, Chancellor’s Professor of Higher  Education and Center for Postsecondary Research  Director at the Indiana University Bloomington
  • 12. Three Transfer Centers: • Lone Star College – North Harris • Lone Star College – Willow Chase • Houston Community College – Town &  Country
  • 13. Advisors
  • 14. Joel Pearson  Stephanie Allen  Dale Higginbotham  Whitney Thompson  Danillo Ronquillo  Gladys Arvizu  Hillard Williams 
  • 15. UH College  Participants • Training provided by colleges • Advisors at Transfer Centers four  days per week C.T. Bauer College of  Business • Advisors participate in TACRO  C.N. Hilton College of Hotel  events and DiscoverUH events Restaurant Management • Advisors provided a mobile  College of Liberal Arts and  office Social Sciences • Designated space at Transfer  College of Natural Sciences  Centers for advising sessions and Math • Classroom presentations  College of Technology arranged with faculty at  community college sites STEM – Science,  • Peoplesoft Prospects used to  Technology, Engineering &  keep data on students and track  Math progress
  • 16. UH Funding • Marketing • Salaries • Technological Upgrades
  • 17. Student Contact • First indication of interest at community  college • Application for Joint Admission (if  appropriate) • Transfer to University of Houston • Two semesters after they transfer
  • 18. Evaluation Student evaluations • Community College feedback • Statistical metrics • Supervisory review from ETUO and the  • colleges at UH
  • 19. Contact Information www.uh.edu/tap www.achievingthedream.org