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ERIC Number: ED574560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
Ready and Interested: Harry S Truman College's Multipronged Approach to Improving Retention and Completion among Males of Color. Pathways to Results: Implementation Partnerships Strategy Brief
Graham, Edmund
Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Harry S Truman College (Truman), one of the seven City Colleges of Chicago, has participated in Pathways to Results (PTR) for the last three years. In each of its projects Truman has successfully improved institutional processes and academic pathway practices, resulting in improved outcomes for its students. Truman has truly been a leader, under both current and past college leadership, in the area of critical analysis and meaningful transformation to strive for equitable outcomes across issues of race, income, gender, and special populations. With each project the Truman team has successfully worked with a large group of administrators and program faculty to create a common vision that places equity at the center of their improvement efforts. As a result, they have been an exemplar in designing and implementing targeted improvements that reach the students who need them most, while also addressing broad pathway needs that improve the experience for all students. In their most recent Year One PTR project, the Truman team focused on their cosmetology program, based on their observation that men of color were not experiencing the same level of success as other student populations in this and other programs of study due to lower levels of readiness. This brief describes how Harry S Truman College's Pathways to Results team integrated new proactive reading supports and incorporated barbering-specific content for interested males within their cosmetology program to improve outcomes for men of color.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Illinois Community College Board
Authoring Institution: Illinois University, Office of Community College Research and Leadership
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)