Quality Collaboratives (QC): Assessing and Reporting Degree Qualifications Profile Competencies in the Context of Transfer was a three-year initiating project launched in October 2011 with support from Lumina Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation as a part of AAC&U’s ongoing Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) initiative. Through the QC project, AAC&U engaged teams of educational, assessment, and policy leaders in California, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Wisconsin, and Virginia.
Advancing Roadmaps for Community College Leadership to Improve Student Learning and Success will disseminate and advance the knowledge and insights from AAC&U’s continuing work with nineteen community colleges participating in the LEAP Developing a Community College Student Roadmap Project. Led by a set of experienced community college leaders, Roadmap schools have applied AAC&U’s LEAP practices and principles to bear on efforts to advance community college student learning and engagement.
Developing a Community College Student Roadmap is designed to help community colleges create robust and proactive programs of academic support—tied to expected learning outcomes—that engage students at entrance and teach them, from the outset, how to become active partners in their own quest for educational success.
Successful transfer of more students from 2-year colleges to 4-year institutions is critical to the future of our workforce and our civic democratic life. In this project, AAC&U and PKAL planned and executed two national convenings dedicated to STEM transfer student success. The meetings were organized as Action Labs for selected community college/four-year institution partnerships from six states. Partners focused on developing effective models for STEM student transfer success.