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ERIC Number: EJ1092269
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Rerouting Success: Several Academic Pathways Programs Are Fueling Reform at Community Colleges
Woods, Bob
Community College Journal, v85 n5 p48-50, 52, 54-56 Apr-May 2015
"Completion" has become the rallying cry at community colleges. As the 21st century unfolds, the earlier emphasis on guaranteeing greater access to a postsecondary education has evolved into a sharp focus on student success. Whether that means earning a workforcerelated certificate or an associate degree transferable to a four-year institution, completion is the goal. How students get to that finish line, however, remains the tricky part of the equation, sparking numerous innovations and reforms on college campuses. Many of them are at the root of the American Association of Community Colleges' (AACC) comprehensive 21st-Century Initiative. Among the proposals: evidence-based academic pathways for students. As defined in "Empowering Community Colleges," "A pathway is a highly structured, coherent educational experience that is built around and through an area of study." The following pathways are presented in this article: (1) Career Pathways, Lane Community College; (2) Math Pathways Programs, Ivy Tech Community College; and (3) ASU Pathways Program, Maricopa Community Colleges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky; Maryland; Oregon
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