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Lessons to be learned by all: My experience with Achieving the Dream -- Community Colleges Count. Myron L. Pope, Ed. D. Vice President of Enrollment Management The University of Central Oklahoma Presented at the Higher Education Conference on Enrollment Management February 28, 2008.

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lessons to be learned by all my experience with achieving the dream community colleges count

Lessons to be learned by all:My experience with Achieving the Dream -- Community Colleges Count

Myron L. Pope, Ed. D.

Vice President of Enrollment Management

The University of Central Oklahoma

Presented at the

Higher Education Conference on Enrollment Management

February 28, 2008

achieving the dream community colleges count
Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count
  • Funded originally by the Lumina Foundation (original startup and subsequent on-going support)
  • 14 major partners – including AACC, MDC, CCRC, Nellie Mae, Heinz Foundation, etc.
  • Started in 2004 with 27 colleges (FL, NM, NC, TX, VA) plus coaches and data facilitators/coaches
    • 2005 – 8 colleges (CT & OH)
    • 2006 – 23 colleges (PA, WA, & TX…including 3 open admission 4-year institutions)
    • 2007 – 26 (AR, HI, MA, MI, OK, SC, TX, VA)
  • 1 development yr. & 4 implementation yrs.
achieving the dream goals overall
Achieving the Dream Goals Overall
  • Efforts at participating colleges
  • Research into effective practices at community colleges
  • Public policy work
  • Outreach to the communities, businesses, and the public
achieving the dream s efforts to use data to drive change
Achieving the Dream’s Efforts to Use Data to Drive Change
  • Focuses colleges and others on understanding and using data better to improve student outcomes
  • Encourages colleges to have open dialogues about what is happening on their campuses
  • Tries to foster a culture of evidence at the colleges
using data to drive change cont d
Using Data to Drive Change cont’d
  • Encourages colleges to make every decision based upon student outcomes (from educational teaching strategies to allocation of resources)
  • Encourages institutions to:
    • Be open and forthright about current performance
    • Set measurable goals that focus on student outcomes
    • Make lasting, institutional change to achieve student outcomes
achieving the dream goals for students
Achieving the Dream Goals For Students
  • successfully complete the courses they take;
  • advance from remedial to credit-bearing courses;
  • enroll in and successfully complete gatekeeper courses;
  • enroll from one semester to the next;
  • earn degrees and/or certificates.
  • http://www.achievingthedream.org
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Increase your institutional research capacity

can we talk
Can we talk??

(COMMUNICATE)

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“Gentlemen, we are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because nothing is perfect. But we are going to relentlessly chase it, because in the process we will catch excellence.”

Vince Lombardi