The following presentations were featured in the Pathways Alignment strand hosted by E3 Alliance at the P16 Texas Prospect Summit on November 1, 2017 in Dallas, Texas.
Session 1: Impact of Dual Credit Course Taking on Postsecondary Success
The Impact of Dual Credit Coursework on Postsecondary Success session features key findings of several recently published statewide studies, including the impact of taking college-level coursework during high school on postsecondary outcomes. Research presentations include a landscaping of dual credit course-taking patterns over time and degree completion. Of particular importance is understanding the impact of dual credit at 2- and 4-year institutions. Participants will engage in table conversation to determine implications for both community college and 4-year institutions and identify opportunities to expand dual credit course taking.
Ginger Gossman, Ph.D., Senior Director, Innovation & Policy Development, THECB
David R. Troutman, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Research and Decision Support, Office of Strategic Initiatives, The University of Texas System
Caitlin Hamrock, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, E3 Alliance
Session 2: The Impact of College Level Mathematics on Postsecondary Success
Four years ago the State passed House Bill 5, radically transforming high school graduation requirements with a new focus and priority of building strong career-based pathways. Today, districts across the state are partnering with local colleges to build new and innovative career pathways aligned with workforce needs. The Building Strong Career Pathways session features regional efforts to cultivate Career and Technical Education programs of study aligned with college and regional workforce needs. Presenters also offer a state and national policy perspective and the State’s strategic priorities for advancing CTE.
Israel Cordero, Deputy Superintendent, Dallas Independent School District
Shasta Buchanan, Ph.D., Executive Director of College and High School Relations, Austin Community College District
Lily Laux, Ph.D., Executive Director, School Programs, Texas Education Agency
Charlotte Cahill, Ph.D., Associate Director, Pathways to Prosperity Network, Jobs for the Future
Session 3: Guided Pathways – Moderated Panel
In 2015 the American Association of Community Colleges launched a national project focused on building capacity for community colleges to design and implement structured academic and career pathways at scale, for all of their students. The Texas Success Center has taken on the task of adapting this model for implementation in Texas to dramatically contribute to the state’s strategic plan of increasing credentialed young Texans to 60% by 2030. This session will highlight the research supporting the pathways approach to improving student success and the early implementation experiences of Texas institutions involved in this national project as well as the Texas Pathways Project.
Carolyn Landel, Ph.D., Managing Director, Charles A. Dana Center
Kristi Short, Associate Director, Texas Success Center
Anna Mays, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor of Educational Policy, Dallas County Community College District
Luzelma Canales, Ph.D., Executive Director, RGV FOCUS
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