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Initiatives and Programs

The mission of the Texas Success Center's (TSC) builds on and extends the work reform efforts such as Achieving the Dream, Breaking Through, the Center for Community College Student Engagement, Completion by Design, and the Developmental Education Initiative.  As a result of these and other efforts -- and the critical mass of colleges participating in these reform movements -- the TSC supports the belief that all colleges could benefit from more coordination and collaboration including: 

  • common data definitions that provide comparable information;

  • shared professional development venues; and

  • the time and space to think, exchange, and discuss strategy and execution. 

The TSC has been developed, in essence, to "connect the dots" between the many initiatives underway in Texas.  The programs and initiatives listed below and on our Community Initiatives page are those that the Center has identified as "promising" as evidenced by data collection and research, and therefore, have components worthy of being considered for replication throughout Texas.

Texas Success Center Initiatives:

New Mathways Project 

The TSC is working with NMP project staff and TACC to implement the NMP framework in all community colleges in Texas. 

Transfer 101

The TSC works with the Texas Association of Community Colleges' (TACC) Texas Community College Education Initiative (TCCEI) to promote educational programs and services that benefit Texas higher education. Transfer 101 facilitates success by ensuring that students have easy access to the information and tools they need to make the transition to a senior institution.

(Note: Initiatives listed as "Texas Success Center Initiatives" have formal cooperation agreements with the TSC to assist with statewide community college improvement efforts.)

Community Initiatives:

The programs listed on the Community Initiatives page utilize effective policies to support structured pathways as demonstrated below: