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2019-2020 Aspen Presidential Fellows
TACC, 2019
Congratulations to 2019-2020 class of Aspen Presidential Fellows! A #PresFellow strives to transform community colleges to achieve higher and more equitable levels of student success. 6 of the 40 were from #TXcommunitycolleges! View all elected here: (link: https://highered.aspeninstitute.org/aspen-presidential-fellowship-program-overview/aspen-presidential-fellows-news-release/) highered.aspeninstitute.org/aspen-presiden…
Thank you, Senator West SB25
TACC, 2019
Congrats
@SenRoyceWest
on the passage of SB25 by the Senate! #TXcommunitycolleges know you've been committed to improving the transfer of credits between community colleges & universities over the last several sessions; we greatly appreciate your tenacity & leadership! #txlege
Texas community colleges are supported by three sources of revenue
TACC, 2019
The number of Texans enrolled in community colleges has roughly doubled since 1990, & we play a key role in the state's workforce development & educational attainment goals. Let's continue serving all Texans by keeping #TXcommunitycolleges the 3rd most affordable in the Nation!
SWCID Bill first sent to Governor Greg Abbott
TACC, 2019
Congratulations @GoToSwcid for being the first House Bill sent to Governor @GovAbbott! The passage of this bill will more accurately reflect the mission and purpose of the college. @HC_BigSpring #WeServeAllTexans #txlege #TXcommunitycolleges
Dr. Serrata elected as Chair-Elect for AACC
TACC, 2019
Congratulations, El Paso Community College President @WSerrata! He has demonstrated strong dedication to #TXcommunitycolleges by serving on our Executive Board, the @TXSuccessCenter Advisory Board, & now as the new Chair-Elect for @Comm_College! Read more: (link: https://elpasoheraldpost.com/el-paso-community-college-president-named-to-national-board/) elpasoheraldpost.com/el-paso-commun…
Performance-based funding at Texas community colleges, April 2019
TACC, 2019
#TXcommunitycolleges want what’s best for students, & performance-based funding requires more transparency on their behalf. The program has raised the level of accountability and created positive financial incentives for us beyond enrollment. #WeServeAllTexans #txlege
What are Early College High Schools?
TACC, 2019
We believe Early College High Schools propel students to postsecondary success by enabling them to graduate with a high school diploma and an associate degree simultaneously. For low-income students, early college means dreams can become an affordable reality. #EarlyCollegeWeek
Early College Fun Facts
TACC, 2019
#TXcommunitycolleges build strong partnerships w/ ISD's to provide early college opportunities to students who are historically underrepresented in #highered. Nationally, students who have access to such programs, are more likely to persist to graduation. #earlycollegeweek
Congrats Odessa: Rising Star
TACC 2019
Congratulations @OdessaCollege for being named a Rising Star by @AspenInstitute for Community College Excellence @AspenHigherEd #AspenPrize #WeServeAllTexans
SB 1324 helps Texas students
TACC 2019
Thank you again, @SenLarryTaylor for your support of #SB1324! #DualCredit students will file a degree plan w/ the college after a cumulative total of 15 SCHs. This helps the state meet #60x30TX goals, saves students time & money & shortens their time to graduation. #txlege
TX Community Colleges are the 3rd Most Affordable
TACC 2019
Everything is bigger in Texas except for tuition & fees at #TXcommunitycolleges! That's right--we're the 3rd most affordable in the Nation and access to #highereducation is our mission! #WeServeAllTexans #ccmonth #60X30TX
TX community colleges are a pathway
TACC 2019
Diverse students are the fastest growing demographic in the U.S. and we believe #TXcommunitycolleges provide pathways for all Texans to advance to the next level. We are accessible, affordable and relevant. #WeServeAllTexans #60x30TX #txlege
Dual Credit Works for Texas
TACC 2019
We believe #dualcreditworks & #TXcommunitycolleges enroll more than 92% of all dual credit students in Texas. If you'd like to learn more about why we support the establishment of a statewide goal for participation, check out some quick facts below! THREAD:
Continued support for Texas community colleges
TACC 2019
#TXcommunitycolleges are grateful to the House Appropriations Committee for its strong support! HB 1 increases formula funding by $75.2M over FYs 2018-2019 biennium. @RepJohnZerwas & @DrGregBonnen must know, #WeServeAllTexans! #txlege
Congrats San Jacinto: Aspen Award
TACC 2019
Congratulations @SanJacCollege for being named a Rising Star by @AspenInstitute for Community College Excellence @AspenHigherEd #AspenPrize #WeServeAllTexans
Cooke Foundation Report Meme
TACC 2019
KEY FINDING: @TheJKCF study confirms "community college students who transfer to selective institutions have equal to HIGHER grad rates as students who enrolled directly from HS or those who transferred from other 4-yr institutions." #ccmonth READ MORE: https://www.jkcf.org/research/persistence/ …
Honor to Serve TX Community Colleges
TACC 2019
THANK YOU: We're grateful to serve 50 community college districts across the great state of Texas! #TXcommunitycolleges #WeServeAllTexans #dualcreditworks #WePutTexanstoWork
Percentages and characteristics of trad and non-trad students, 2016
TACC 2019
The majority of students we serve are nontraditional and the @USGAO's report on the pervasiveness of #foodinsecurity across college campuses reinvigorates our commitment to meet students where they are! Read more: https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/696254.pdf … #WeServeAllTexans
Amarillo College Leah Meyer Austin Award
TACC 2019
Congratulations: @AmarilloCollege was named one of 2019 Leah Meyer Austin Award winners for @AchieveTheDream! Selected and honored for showing measurable improvement in student outcomes driven by top-to-bottom cultural change in the institution. Read more: https://www.achievingthedream.org/news/17621/two-community-colleges-receive-national-award-for-improvements-in-student-success …
Defining OER
TACC 2019
Open Eductional Resources (#OER) create equal access to high quality instructional materials for students. #TXcommunitycolleges advocate for ALL who desire to learn despite their finacial status. Read more on the effect textbook prices have on students: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/3/6/18252322/college-textbooks-cost-expensive-pearson-cengage-mcgraw-hill …
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