Student Success at Scale: Guided Pathways

Essential Discussions: Improving Academic Outcomes for Students

MCC President Anne M. Kress

Having a college credential is important to securing a living-wage job and pursuing a meaningful career. While most students begin their college studies with this in mind, fewer than 40 percent of community college students actually earn a degree or certificate within six years.

Colleges (both two- and four-year) can substantially increase their rates of student success by applying fresh eyes and solid research findings to their institutions, including programs of study, support services and instruction.

The Essential Discussion: Conversations at MCC, entitled “Student Success at Scale: Guided Pathways,” looks at the research that identifies barriers to completion and drives innovative strategies to improve academic outcomes for students.

Our daylong symposium, featuring national speakers and local panelists, explores how colleges are rethinking their organizational structures and implementing clearer academic pathways to support student success. Please join us on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.

Anne M. Kress, President
Monroe Community College

Videos from this Essential Discussion:

Keynote I: Redesigning America's Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success featuring Thomas R. Bailey, Ph.D.

Panel Discussion I: Leading Educators Respond

Keynote II: Equity-Driven Guided-Learning Pathways for Student Success featuring Tia Brown McNair, Ed.D.

Panel Discussion II: MCC Students and Faculty Respond