Based on outstanding accomplishments and dedication to student success, Alvin Community College has advanced in the Texas Pathways program.

Texas Pathways is an $11-million grant program administered by the Texas Success Center, a division of the Texas Association of Community Colleges. The program 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.

ACC was recognized as a Cadre 1 college in the Texas Pathways strategy, honoring its diligent work and commitment to advancing pathway practices.

“We are extremely proud and energized to have been promoted to Cadre 1 for the Texas Pathways Round Two,” ACC President Christal M. Albrecht said. “Because of the good work led by Dr. Cynthia Griffith, Vice President, Instruction, and her team, ACC has been recognized for its commitment to shepherding students through easily navigated guided pathways to student success and college completion.”

Based on the American Association of Community College (AACC) Pathways Model, Texas Pathways is an integrated, systemwide 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 step of the pathways strategy to provide continuous support for colleges as they redesign the student experience. Cadres enable a multitiered approach to meet a wide variety of needs by grouping colleges at similar stages.

Colleges in Round Two Cadre 1 have previously implemented guided pathways essential practices, including at least one practice at scale, and in Round Two will implement all essential practices at scale.

“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 ACC as they continue to transform student experiences.”

For information regarding Texas Pathways, visit tacc.org/tsc.

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