What do the Student Success Leadership Institute, Guided Pathways, VIP-PASS, Student Success Action Plans, and Complete 2021 have to do with one another?
What do the Student Success Leadership Institute, Guided Pathways, VIP-PASS, Student Success Action Plans, and Complete 2021 have to do with one another? The answer is, everything! These terms are a continuum of one driving goal across the VCCS, to increase student success. To better understand how it all fits together requires a little reordering.
Think of it this way.
At the center of all that we are doing is Complete 2021, our strategic goal. This goal is essentially focused on tripling earned credentials for the economic vitality of the Commonwealth. It’s a goal that recognizes that the value of a well-educated and highly skilled workforce is greater than the institution. When our friends, family, and neighbors thrive, the economic impact drives our institutions, improves our education system, and enhances the quality of life in our communities. Reaching this goal requires more than the development of small-scale initiatives that only impact a limited numbers of students. It requires that we evaluate institutional and systemic barriers that impede student success, and give every student a clear pathway to a workforce credential, certificate, or degree based on their career goals.Read More