BC selected for Texas Success Center’s Pathways Project

BC selected for Texas Success Center’s Pathways Project

BC selected for Texas Success Center’s Pathways Project

Wed Jul 27, 2016

Brazosport College is among 12 Texas community colleges that have committed to better serving their students through revisiting what it takes for students to succeed.

Brazosport College will be part of the Texas Pathways Project, which is an initiative geared toward transforming the way students transition from public education into community colleges on their way to certification, or transfer into 4-year institutions leading toward meaningful careers.

“We were pleased to have received competitive applications from community colleges across the state,” said Dr. Cynthia Ferrell, director of the Texas Success Center. “We were very impressed by Brazosport College’s application, and the efforts made to date to address the ways students experience higher education in Texas.”

Selected colleges will participate in biannual institutes designed to assist participants implement these structured student pathways.

“We’re honored to be selected as a trailblazing college in this important project,” said Jeff Detrick, Brazosport College Dean of Instruction. “Building structured pathways will not only increase the number of students who achieve their goals, but will strengthen and enrich the learning experience throughout their journey.”

Other colleges chosen to participate in the Texas Pathways Project are Amarillo College, Austin Community College, Dallas County Community College District, Grayson College, Houston Community College System, Lone Star College District, McLennan Community College, Midland College, South Texas College, Southwest Texas Junior College and Temple College.

“We’re looking forward to assisting these dedicated and innovative colleges achieve their goals and help create meaningful futures for Texas students,” Ferrell said.

The 12 colleges will be joined by teams from Alamo Community College, El Paso Community College, Paris Junior College and San Jacinto College, which were selected to participate in the American Association of Community Colleges’ Pathways Project, a national project designed to institute pathways at scale.

“Texas Pathways could not be more aligned with Greater Texas Foundation’s mission to ensure all Texas students are prepared for, have access to, persist in and complete a postsecondary credential,” said Wynn Rosser, president and CEO for the Greater Texas Foundation. “We are proud to support this work.”

The first institute will take place November 2-4 in Bastrop.