TCC Among ATD’s 2013 Leader Colleges

On Aug. 20, TCC was named one of eight Achieving the Dream Institutions to earn the title Leader College.

Leader Colleges must show tangible proof on how they are using and spreading the principles of Achieving the Dream, which include committed leadership, use of data for program and service improvements, broad engagement and systemic institutional improvement. The focus of all these criteria is a student-centered vision of equity and excellence.

TCC’s development and work on new student orientation, a student success course, mandatory advising and case management for FTIC students, and a Math Emporium for the developmental math sequence, has contributed to its goals of student success.

Effective initiatives include:

  • Increased successful completion of developmental math for Hispanic students from 25.49 percent in 2008-09 to 30.98 percent in 2011-12.
  • Increased successful completion of developmental reading for Hispanic students from 47 percent in 2008-09 to 53 percent in 2011-12.

Achieving the Dream, Inc. is a national nonprofit that is dedicated to helping more community college students, particularly low-income students and students of color, stay in school and earn a college certificate or degree.