Leadership and Accountability

  • Visible, high-level leadership across districts and colleges is essential for student success.
  • A longitudinal student record system should be developed that allows student progress to be monitored from elementary-secondary education into and through postsecondary education and into the workplace.
  • The system should regularly gather, report, and use disaggregated student access and achievement data to monitor student progress across achievement milestones to evaluate institutional and program effectiveness.
  • System and institutional research should focus more directly on core issues of teaching, learning and student success; and the creation of new reporting and accountability requirements should directly correlate with student success.
  • Statutory, regulatory and administrative requirements should be examined to ensure that services improve student success and increased course completions are supported and encouraged.
  • Student success should be the focus of a reinvented professional development effort for community college trustees, administrators, faculty and staff.