Grayson College named Achieving the Dream Leader College
Date: Fri, February 1, 2019 01:00 PM
Grayson College was recently named one of six community colleges to become an Achieving the Dream Leader College. This distinction is bestowed upon colleges who have made measurable progress toward improving student outcomes over a three-year period.
“We are so terribly proud of the work by GC faculty and staff who are
GC has participated in Achieving the Dream,
“This year we implemented a free College Connections course, a required course for all new students that is designed to help them connect with our college success coaches, select their career, identify their college pathway and build a relationship with a faculty advisor,” Dr. Jeremy McMillen said. “Additionally, we launched our accelerated learning model whereby most of the courses offered in our academic transfer pathways were offered in an eight-week format.”
The eight-week format allows for a more focused effort in fewer courses while encouraging deeper relationships to emerge between students and faculty. The college’s course completion results from the fall 2018 term were up four percent over the prior year, which was already at a 20-year high.
“We have implemented a number of strategies in order to accelerate time to degree, which is important for our students and for business and industry in our region,” Dr. Jeremey McMillen said. “While these processes are still being improved, the college has managed to accelerate our time to
The college’s efforts to accelerate time to
Attachment: Photo of Grayson College President Dr. Jeremy McMillen making the Achieving the Dream Leader College announcement.
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