Based on outstanding accomplishments and dedication to student success, Coastal Bend College has been selected to participate in Texas Pathways. The $11 million five-year grant, administered by the Texas Success Center, a division of the Texas Association of Community Colleges, is designed to support the implementation of guided pathways. The Center organizes community colleges in one of four cadres to support the redesign of student experiences. Coastal Bend College has been recognized as a Cadre 3 college in the Texas Pathways strategy, honoring its diligent work and commitment to advancing pathway practices.
Dr. DeAtley, Coastal Bend College’s Interim President and Vice President of Instruction & Economic Development, is excited and supportive of the institution’s commitment to student success: “The Pathways team at CBC has done a lot of work that will positively impact our students. It is exciting to see the changes we have made at CBC with the Texas Pathways. We are committed to continue the Texas Pathways for the benefit of our students and their success.”
Based on the American Association of Community College (AACC) Pathways Model, Texas Pathways is an integrated, system-wide approach to student success based on intentionally designed and clearly structured educational experiences that guide each student effectively and efficiently from the selection of their high school endorsement to entry into higher education and attainment of high-quality credentials and careers.
Texas Pathways Round Two is the next evolutionary step of the pathways strategy to provide continuous support for colleges as they redesign the student experience. Cadres enable a multi-tiered approach to meet a wide variety of needs by grouping colleges at similar stages. Colleges in Round Two Cadre 3 have strengthened core capacities and initiated a strategy to implement guided pathways essential practices at scale, and in Round Two will advance their progress by implementing essential practices.
“Texas is very fortunate to have a set of funding partners willing to invest in the important work of the community colleges. The Texas Success Center and our funding partners are impressed by the college commitment to design and implement pathways” said Dr. Cynthia Ferrell, Vice President of the Texas Success Center. “We are excited to work with Coastal Bend College as they continue to transform student experiences.”
Coastal Bend College is a comprehensive, public community college serving a diverse South Texas area. It is a student-centered institution committed to the highest integrity and to the development of of an educational culture that supports creativity, encourages professional development, and promotes excellence in all areas.
For more information regarding Texas Pathways, contact Dr. Carry DeAtley at (361) 354-2207 or Christi Morgan at (361) 664-2981, ext. 3004 or visit https://tacc.org/tsc.