With student success as a centerpiece of the Vision 2015 Strategic Plan, Tarrant County College has joined Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count. With support from The Meadows Foundation, TCC joins 26 other community colleges as new members dedicated to identifying strategies to improve student success, closing achievement gaps, and increasing retention, persistence, and completion rates.
Conceived in 2004 by Lumina Foundation for Education and seven national partner organizations, Achieving the Dream is focused on creating a "culture of evidence" in which data collection and analysis drive efforts to identify problems that prevent students from succeeding-particularly low-income students and students of color-and develop programs to help them stay in school and graduate. Achieving the Dream's network now includes more than 130 institutions in 24 states and the District of Columbia, reaching more than one million students.
TCC has made an initial two-year commitment to focus its efforts on closing performance gaps among student sub-groups including students of color and low-income students. These colleges will not only learn from those that are already a part of Achieving the Dream, they will receive assistance from experienced practitioners in building a culture of evidence College-wide, using data to identify problems, setting priorities, and measuring progress toward increasing student success.
Kimberly Beatty, Ed.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success
1500 Houston St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Updated September 27, 2012