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Pathways to Progress, Title III

In 2019, the US Department of Education awarded CCRI with their first Title III grant. DOE seal

The primary project goal of Pathways to Progress is to:

"To improve degree completion at CCRI through

  1. full-scale implementation of the guided pathways model;
  2. strengthening of the first year experience; and
  3. integration of work-based learning across the academic programs."

The grant runs October 2019-September 2024.

Pathways to Progress Year 2 performance data (October 1, 2020-September 30, 2021)

Grant Activities- Year 2

  • PATH 1010 is a permanent catalog addition and includes financial literacy piece (grant deliverable). Progressive scaling is underway for fall.
  • Work-Based Learning policy (grant deliverable) is in progress with Faculty Senate Committee
  • Academic and Career Paths presence at Enrollment Days April through August
  • General Studies first-semester course recommendations by path are available on web page https://www.ccri.edu/pathways/GSFirstSem.html
  • Reference document about programs and courses for advising and admissions in progress. Department chairs are currently gathering information for the document
  • Guided Pathways Steering Committee re-launched with representation across the college. 5 work groups assembling:
    • Onboarding and Orientation
    • Work-Based Learning
    • Professional Development
    • Academic Connections
    • Data and Assessment

KPI 1.1 The two-year degree completion rate of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students will increase from 6% to 21%.

KPI 1.2 The three-year degree completion rate of first-time, full- time, degree-seeking students will increase from 18% to 35%.

KPI 1.3 The percentage of transfer students who earn a degree before transfer will increase from 27% to 40%.

KPI 1.5 The annual number of total degrees and certificates awarded will  increase from 1,897 (degrees) and 399 (certificates) to 2,292 (degrees) and 859 (certificates).

KPI 1.6 The percentage of students enrolled in a pathway will increase from 0% to 100%.

KPI 1.7 The number of students enrolled as undecided will decrease from 3,705 to 0.

KPI 1.8 The number of employer partners under contract to provide work-based learning experiences will increase from 0 to 100.


Pathways to Progress Year 1 performance data (October 1, 2019-September 30, 2020)

KPI 1.1

    KPI 1.2

  KPI 1.3

    KPI 1.5

     KPI 1.6

       KPI 1.7

    KPI 1.8

KPI measures not met or unable to be measured in year 1 due to COVID-related challenges:

  • 1.4 The percentage of first-time, part-time students earning 12+

    credits in the first year of enrollment will increase from 44% to 60%.

  • 1.9 The percentage of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students completing work-based learning experiences will

    increase from 7% to 100%.

  • 1.10 The percentage of employer partners under contract reporting their level of satisfaction with work-based experience programs as Excellent or Good will increase from 0% to 90%.
  • 1.12 The percentage of full-time faculty and student services staff trained in the guided pathways model will increase from 4% to 100%.

  • 1.13 The percentage of faculty and staff reporting their level of understanding of the guided pathways model as Excellent or

    Good will increase from 0% to 100%.

  • 1.14 The percentage of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students attending orientation will increase from 28% to

    75%.

KPI measures scheduled to begin measurement in year 3 (October 1, 2021-September 30, 2022):

  • 1.11 The percentage of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students in the First Year Seminar course passing the

    financial literacy assessment with a score of 70% or greater will increase from 0% to 90%.
  • 1.16 The percentage of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking

    students reporting career clarity will increase from 0% to 90%.
  • 1.17 The percentage of first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students reporting satisfaction with the First Year Seminar will increase from 0% to 90%.