Go Search
Cedar Valley College > About Cedar Valley > Texas Completes

Texas Completes logo

Texas Completes

A Systems Approach

The previous Gates funded "Completion by Design" initiative continues, renamed as "Texas Completes" involving the same Texas colleges that were a part of CBD (Lone Star College System, Alamo Colleges, El Paso Community College, South Texas, and Dallas County Community College District).

The Texas Completes program is aligned with the national completion agenda and the work of AACC's "Reclaiming the American Dream." As such, the framework for both includes the following concepts:

  • Do we want to be a premier college? With a FAST changing society, to continue to be a premier college, we must invest in the three R's described in "Reclaiming the American Dream." As stated in the report, "To reimagine the community college required for new times, the Commission sets forth a set of imperatives it calls the "Three R's." The Three R's incorporating seven recommendations, are as follows:
    • Redesign students educational experiences
    • Reinvent institutional roles
    • Reset the system to create incentives for student and institutional success
  • Through Texas Completes, we are indeed redesigning and reinventing ways that "Best Practices" for student success are guiding us to becoming a premier college.
  • What are we doing through Texas Completes that is aligned with the national agenda? Texas Completes work is being done at the district and college levels and much progress has been made.

    Texas Completes members have adopted a systems approach action plan and strategies that include three key initiatives:
    • Revise the curriculum to get students into a program of study quickly, streamline the time it takes to earn a degree and facilitate transfers to four-year institutions;
    • Create a comprehensive student advising and management system that gives students a strong start and consistent feedback each step of their way through college; and
    • Restructure developmental education to reduce the time that students spend in pre-collegiate coursework.
  • This work is also connected to SACSCOC reaffirmation, QEP, Strategic Plan and federal and state grant initiatives.