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ERIC Number: EJ910144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Pathways to Success: Measuring Students' Success through the Attainment of Educational Goals
Smith, Martha
Community College Journal, v81 n3 p44-45 Dec 2010-Jan 2011
In the wake of President Obama's challenge to again make the United States the world's No. 1 producer of college graduates and degree and certificate holders, the nation's community college leaders are shifting their focus from access to success. Fueled by the president's goals, and six months of conversation and deliberation within the college community, Maryland's Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) launched Student Success 2020, an effort to double the number of degrees, certificates, and workforce credentials awarded at the college by 2020, with milestones established at three-year intervals. Student Success 2020 expands the definition of completion to include credentials that help students prepare for jobs and careers, as well as for continuing their education. It recognizes that students enter and exit community colleges at various stages of their lives and at differing points of their educations. In this article, the author stresses that if students are to identify a pathway to educational and career success, it's up to college leaders to point them in the direction of their goals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland