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John hoops

  1. 1. futureworks | Fellowship for Regional Sustainable Development Completion Focused Models: Views of Postsecondary Attainment Strategies Indiana, Washington State, Tennessee Talent Dividend Network October 4, 2010
  2. 2. Completion Focused Postsecondary Strategies How do Talent Dividend Cities advocate for Completion- Focused Strategies? Do we know one when we see one? Addressing systemic barriers…  Poor Access for specific populations.  Ineffective Assessment and Placement.  Advising errors.  Program and Course Confusion  Ambiguous Course Sequencing and Scheduling
  3. 3. Completion-Focus Strategy Goal: Increase capacity to raise the number and rate of completions of degrees and certificates that hold labor market value. oChange the structure and organization of programs and services  More than a work-around oComprehensive change along the educational pathway  More than one fix to one element in one department oEmbed change in the core operations of the institution  More than a pilot, grant dependent, project Talent Dividend: Completion Focused Models3
  4. 4. Three Examples of Completion Strategies o Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana – institutional commitment to increase completion. o College for Working Adults, Seattle/King County Community Colleges, Washington State – introducing strategic designs. o Tennessee Technology Centers – mission driven. Talent Dividend: Completion Focused Models4
  5. 5. Ivy Tech Community College Indiana’s Community College System o Single state system, 24 campuses, 160,000 students. 10-20% Completion rates. o Multiple system-wide efforts to increase access and completion among different populations:  Compressed program for HS students: Associates Degree in 12 Months.  College for Working Adults: System wide program re-design for completion.  Demonstration projects in accelerated and compressed remediation.  Redesign of technical programs to focus on completion. o Led by central office, administered by campuses. o Operating in Parallel: New programs with traditional pathways.  Large system embracing comprehensive change. Next steps. Talent Dividend: Completion Focused Models5
  6. 6. College for Working Adults Seattle/King County Community Colleges o Initiated from ‘outside’ the system by philanthropic collaborative. o Grant RFP with specific program design criteria. o Seven Community Colleges, six degree programs. o Developing new structures to increase completion.  Low-skilled, low-income workers.  In demand occupational areas.  Comprehensive program pathway. Talent Dividend: Completion Focused Models6
  7. 7. Tennessee Technology Centers Occupational and Technical Education Talent Dividend: Completion Focused Models7 o 27 Facilities Across the State, 7,000 Diplomas, 75% Completion.  Integrated within the Tennessee Postsecondary System o Clearly defined programs of study leading to credential and employment.  Limited choice. Fully defined.  Fixed Schedule. o All services embedded within program of study  Technology Foundations  Student Services and Advising o Staff and faculty accountable for completion and placement.
  8. 8. Brian Bosworth, President Stephen Michon, Vice President John Hoops, Senior Associate Malo Hutson, Associate Stacey Jarrett Wagner, Associate www.futureworks-web.com 8

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