Texas Peer Coaching

With nearly half of all higher education students enrolled at community colleges, America cannot close its skills gap without a concerted effort to increase community college persistence, retention, and completion through effective student success strategies. Many community colleges are on this path and have developed and implemented successful student success initiatives. Though these colleges are making great progress, it is difficult to spread these effective practices to other community colleges so that more students can benefit from these interventions and so our nation can reach our education and workforce goals.

Achieving the Dream supports community colleges so that more, and eventually all will have the capacity and commitment to use student outcome data to improve their teaching, advising, and support for students. Through the generous support of the TG Public Benefit Grant Program, Achieving the Dream awarded grants of $10,000 to seven Texas Leader Colleges to partner with other Texas colleges.  Through these relationships, colleges were able to spread the reach of effective practices throughout the state. Lessons learned from this initiative will inform the development of mechanisms to accelerate college-to-college sharing that will advance the student success movement in Texas and across the nation.

 

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  • Achieving the Dream was proud to launch the Texas Peer Coaching Initiative designed to accelerate the transfer of effective practices from college-to-college with the long-term goal of increasing student success and completion in Texas.

    Through the Texas Peer Coaching Initiative, seven Achieving the Dream Leader Colleges collaborated with and provided support to at least two other Texas community colleges (Peer Colleges) on evidence-based, effective student success strategies. Dialogue and reflection were central to the Texas Peer Coaching Initiative. Both the Leader Colleges and Peer Colleges benefited from mutual learning and sharing through the peer coaching relationship and the larger Texas Peer Coaching community of learners. Lessons learned from the colleges that participate in the Texas Peer Coaching Initiative will inform the development of an Achieving the Dream peer coaching framework for college-to-college coaching that will advance the student success movement in Texas and across the nation.

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