Every year in the United States, approximately 600,000 students enter a community college with the goal of ultimately attaining a bachelor’s degree. Frustratingly, close to 86% of them will never achieve that dream. This is a national failure. Developing more “seamless” transfer pathways between community colleges and four-year institutions is one key to improving those attainment rates.
To address this national crisis, the Lab is pleased to announce our latest design challenge, Seamless Transfer Pathways, made possible through a generous grant from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. The Lab will work with institutions ready to design and launch their own seamless transfer pathways through an intensive one-year design process that includes two convenings with cohort participants, access to subject-matter experts, and customized site visits. The challenge year will be followed by a pilot year, a convening to share lessons learned, and annual evaluations to track outcomes. See press coverage from Inside Higher Ed.
The RFP is now available! Applications must be submitted by June 31th at 8pm ET.