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Complete College America. Tennessee’s Community Colleges. June 19, 2013. Tennessee Board of Regents. http://communitycolleges.tbr.edu/. Tennessee Board of Regents. Student Learning Communities. Funded by Lumina Grant. Most recent data TBR SLC.

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Complete College America

Tennessee’s Community Colleges

June 19, 2013


Tennessee Board of Regents

http://communitycolleges.tbr.edu/


Tennessee board of regents
Tennessee Board of Regents

Student Learning Communities

Funded by Lumina Grant


Most recent data tbr slc
Most recent data TBR SLC

Growth of 42.6% from fall 2011, 44% growth from spring 2012


Summary of strategies structured learning communities
Summary of StrategiesStructured Learning Communities

  • Lumina Grant for $975K for 3 years (2010-13)

  • 3rd Year Coaching component through “Inside Track”

    • Evaluation of Nashville State and Northeast State implementation

  • Cohort-based

  • Accelerated schedules (Fall, Spring, Summer)


Summary of strategies structured learning communities1
Summary of StrategiesStructured Learning Communities

  • Block schedule (3 week, 7 week sessions/mini-mesters)

  • Lock-step; same courses for entire group as they move together in the cohort

  • Received a separate grant from AT & T for scholarships to students

    • Example: 10 scholarships of $1000 to NeState SLC students


Other strategies to enhance completion in tennessee
Other Strategies to Enhance Completion in Tennessee

  • Access—teaching sites every 20-30 miles

  • Dev Ed redesign: “Learning Support” Initiative

    • Lab-based, competency-based, mastery-based

  • Moving Math Dev Ed/Learning Support to 16 high schools through Bridge Math course;

    • Complete Bridge Math, ready for College Math ($1M grant from Governor Haslam to take to most high schools in TN through Community Colleges)


Other strategies to enhance completion in tennessee1
Other Strategies to Enhance Completion in Tennessee

  • Governor Haslam’s Drive to 55

    • Ambitious goal to get 55% of TN citizens with higher ed completion by 2025 (currently 32%)

  • Workforce development—engage industry in developing curriculum to meet employer needs by hosting skills gaps workshops to bring in experts in the industry to define the job entry level and what we need to be teaching our students


Other strategies to enhance completion in tennessee2
Other Strategies to Enhance Completion in Tennessee

  • Complete College TN Act

  • Business Process Review

    • Enhance efficiency

    • Customer service

    • Integrate standard processes & technology to make it easier for students to do business with us



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