ERIC Number: EJ1069756
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Promoting Completion through Organizational Development and Process Improvement
David, Kevin M.; Sivadon, Angela D.; Wood, Donna G.; Stecher, Sarah L.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v39 n11 p1074-1078 2015
In 2007, Tulsa Community College (TCC) joined the national Achieving the Dream (ATD) network, which is dedicated to developing data-informed interventions to increase persistence and completion among community college students. TCC's participation in the national initiative set it down a path for positive institutional change, but it was the College's restructuring of their internal work teams and their process improvements since 2011-2012 that have resulted in a sustainable system that will help retain knowledge and ensure successful leadership transitions. In 2013, TCC rebranded its modified ATD system as Completing the Dream, combining the goals of Complete College America with the action research principles of Achieving the Dream. Because of these efforts, the College is in a stronger position today than it has ever been to serve our students using evidence-based strategies, ultimately resulting in more college-educated citizens in the Tulsa area.
Descriptors: Organizational Development, Program Improvement, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Academic Persistence, Change Strategies, Action Research, Outreach Programs, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Educational Research, School Holding Power, Educational Change, Improvement Programs, Graduation Rate
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma