Resources

Through a mix of multi-state reports, issue briefs, event presentations, and other resources, our goal is to help build widespread public understanding and support of the game changers that will make it possible for all students to complete a credential or college degree.

CCA Reports | Non-CCA Reports

The Game Changers
Complete College America (Fall 2013)

Complete College Texas Report
Complete College America (Spring 2013)

Guided Pathways to Success (GPS): Boosting College Completion
Complete College America (Winter 2012)

Remediation: Higher Education's Bridge to Nowhere
Complete College America (Spring 2012)

Time Is the Enemy of Graduation
Complete College America (Fall 2011)
Three Policies to Reduce Time to Degree; Resource Kit
Nate Johnson, HCM Strategists, for Complete College America (February 2011)
Certificates Count: An Analysis of Sub-Baccalaureate Certificates
Brian Bosworth, FutureWorks, for Complete College America (December 2010)

No Time to Waste: Policy Recommendations for Increasing College Completion
Southern Regional Education Board (September 2010)

Opportunity Adrift: Our Flagship Universities Are Straying from Their Public Mission
Kati Haycock, Mary Lynch & Jennifer Engle, The Education Trust (January 2010)

Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements through 2018
Anthony Carnevale, Nicole Smith & Jeff Strohl; Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (2010)

Calculating Cost-Return for Investments in Student Success
The Delta Cost Project and Jobs for the Future (December 2009)

Charting a Necessary Path: The Baseline Report of the Access to Success Initiative
National Association of System Heads (NASH) and The Education Trust (December 2009)
CCA Briefs | Non-CCA Briefs

How Full-Time are "Full-Time" Students?
Complete College America, Postsecondary Analytics (October 2013)

State Financial Aid Programs and Full-Time Attendance
Complete College America, Postsecondary Analytics (October 2013)

Outcomes-Based Funding: The Wave of Implementation
Dennis Jones, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, for Complete College America (October 2013)

KNOW THIS: Program Requirements – A National Survey
Complete College America (October 2013)

The Power of 15 Credits
Complete College America (Spring 2013)

Core Principles for Transforming Remedial Education: A Joint Statement
Charles A. Dana Center, Complete College America, Inc., Education Commission of the States, Jobs for the Future (December 2012)

THINK THIS: Performance Funding - From Idea to Action
Dennis Jones, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, for Complete College America (Spring 2012)

Freedom to Fail? The Board's Role in Reducing College Dropout Rates
Stan Jones, Complete College America, Trusteeship Magazine (January/February 2011)

A Working Model for Student Success: The Tennessee Technology Centers
John Hoops, FutureWorks, for Complete College America (June 2010)

Building and Strengthening State Data Systems to Measure Community College and Workforce Outcomes
Jennifer Phillips, The Working Poor Families Project (Fall 2009)

Rethinking Developmental Education in Community College
Thomas Bailey, Community College Research Center, CCRC Brief No. 40 (February 2009)

Improving Student Success by Strengthening Developmental Education in Community Colleges: The Role of State Policy
Derek V. Price and Brandon Roberts, The Working Poor Families Project (Winter 2008-09)

Community College: The Unfinished Revolution
James E. Rosenbaum, Julie Redline, Jennifer L. Stephan (Summer 2007)
CCA CONVENINGS/EVENTS | Other Presentations

New Thinking for a New Majority (PowerPoint)
Complete College America (Fall 2011)
Complete College America 2013 Annual Convening
October 28-29, 2013; Salt Lake City
Completion Academy 2.0 - Gateway Course Success: Scaling Corequisite Remediation
August 28-29, 2013; Indianapolis
Complete College America 2012 Annual Convening - Building Guided Pathways for States and Students
December 13-14, 2012; New Orleans
Gateway Course Success Institutes
April 19, 2012; Atlanta
April 26, 2012; Phoenix
TAACCCT Workshop
April 12, 2012; Chicago
Chicago Gateway Course Success Institute
September 21, 2011; Chicago
COMPLETION ACADEMY 2.0 - Gateway Course Success: Scaling Corequisite Remediation
August 28-29, 2013; Indianapolis
GUIDED PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS (GPS) INSTITUTE
June 19, 2013; Orlando
COMPLETE COLLEGE AMERICA 2012 ANNUAL CONVENING - Building Guided Pathways for States and Students
December 13-14, 2012; New Orleans
GATEWAY COURSE SUCCESS INSTITUTES
April 19, 2012; Atlanta (Participant List)
April 26, 2012; Phoenix (Participant List)

Handouts
Overview Discussion: What's Working and What's Not
Stan Jones, Complete College America
Breakouts & Speaker Resources
Why Do Students Drop Out? Affective Issues
Peter Adams, Director of Accelerated Learning Program, Essex Campus Community College of Baltimore County
  • Breakout PowerPoint
  • Accelerated Learning Program (ALP), Community College of Baltimore County
  • ALPIN: The ALP Inquiry Network, a website where faculty teaching ALP share what works, what doesn't work, how to solve problems, and anything else related to teaching in an ALP program.

The Case for Accelerated English and Math
Katie Hern, director, California Acceleration Project
Systemic Approach to Remediation
Uri Treisman, The Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas at Austin
Rethinking Redesign
Tristan Denley, Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Austin Peay State University
Getting Past Go
Bruce Vandal, director, Postsecondary and Workforce Development Institute, Education Commission of the States
  • Breakout PowerPoint
  • Getting Past Go - A blog project by The Education Commission of the States (ECS), in collaboration with the Project on Education Policy, Access and Remedial Education (PREPARE)
COMPLETE COLLEGE AMERICA 2011 ANNUAL CONVENING
October 18-19, 2011; Austin, Texas
CCA CHICAGO GATEWAY COURSE SUCCESS INSTITUTE
September 21, 2011; Chicago
Peter Adams, Director of Accelerated Learning Program, Essex Campus Community College of Baltimore County
Tristan Denley, Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Austin Peay State University
Katie Hern and Myra Snell, California Acceleration Project
Uri Treisman and Jenna Cullianne, The Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas at Austin
Bruce Vandal, Director, Postsecondary and Workforce Development, Education Commission of the States
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