Wyoming Summit on Community Colleges

Report
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Wyoming Summit on
Community Colleges
September 18, 2012
Carol G. Puryear, Tennessee Board of Regents,
Tennessee Technology Centers
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Who Are We?
Part
of the Tennessee Board of Regents
TTCs-
27 Institutions serving approximately
30,000
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High Completion Rates
70-75%
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Average Statewide Completion
Rate
75-80% Average Placement Rate
+ A review of IPEDS data reveals that of 1,145
two-year, public postsecondary institutions in
U.S., only 105 (about 9 percent) can report
an average ―150 percent of time
graduation rate above 50% for the last five
years. All twenty-seven Technology
Centers are included in that group; during
those five years the Technology Centers
averaged above 70% completion.
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Complete College America-A Working Model for Student
Success--- Tennessee Technology Centers
+ Why such high completion
rates?
Competency-based, Self-paced
learning model
Highly

involved Students
Services
Contextualized
Program
Foundation Skills
Structure
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Not Burger King
TTC
students choose their program,
their full time or part time status and
the rest is done.
Focus
is on completion
and placement
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Program Structure
Students
register for a program not
classes
Student Catalog
 Average
size catalog for TTC 50-75 pages
maximum
Policies and Procedures
Course listing
Exit Points
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Program Structure (cont.)
Students
know the schedule prior
to registration
Begin
date
End date if full time or part time
Approximate cost
Jobs available
Instructors
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Scheduling
 Full
 Set
time students attend 30 hours a week
time for technology foundations
 Three
even terms of 72 days-no summer
break
 Competency
 20-22
based
students max per class-one faculty
 Lecture
and Hands On
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Attention
 Texas
State Technical Colleges
 Ivy Tech
Community Colleges
 National
Public Radio
 Chronicle
of Higher Education
 Community
 American
College Weekly
Radio Works
 New York Times
+  Bill and Melinda Gates “Helping Students Beat the
Odds” presentation/panel
 Visit
by Bill and Melinda Gates to the TTC
Nashville
 Champions
 Complete
 CCA
of Change at the White House
College America-Nashville
Content Expert- Denver
 Utah
 Washington
Monthly panel discussion, “A Jobs Bill
That Can Pass: Community College Reform.”
 Pathways
to Prosperity Project at the Harvard
Graduate School of Education
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Tennessee Community Colleges
 Participation
in a LUMINA Grant
 Developed
the Tennessee Transfer Pathway
 Increasing
articulation agreements with the
TTCs
 "Fast Track"
 Using
programs
Prior Learning Credits
 Changing
Developmental Classes
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Wyoming Summit on
Community Colleges
September 18, 2012
Carol G. Puryear, Tennessee Board of Regents,
Tennessee Technology Centers

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