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Spring 2015 Academic Schedule

2015 Graduation Special Recognition Application

2015 Graduation Class Meeting Schedule

2015 Graduation Information

2015 Spring Continuing Education Real Estate Courses

Jan 15 to Feb 27 - High School Student Essay Writing Contest

Jan 21 to Feb 25 - Hear and Now Series Performers Expo

January 26 - Open Library Orientation

January 26 to 29 - Spring 2015 Welcome Week Collegiate Fair

January 29 - Student Advocacy Day

2015 Black History Month Programs

February 2 - Master Harold and the Boys

February 6 - Microsoft Word at Eastern Campus

February 10 - Microsoft Word and PowerPoint Basics

February 17 - District Wide Book Clubs

Feb 17 & March 24 - Using the LRC Resources

February 20 - Microsoft PowerPoint Basics

February 21 - The 13th Annual Passport to Africa

March 7 - Performers Expo 2015

March 17 - District Wide Book Clubs

March 25 - UM Flint WCCCD Open House

April 21 - District Wide Book Clubs

University of Michigan Flint WCCCD Campus Visits 2015

WCCCD Achieving the Dream Initiative
Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) was selected to join the Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count, a national initiative to help more community college students succeed, in fall 2008. WCCCD is privileged to be a part of a prestigious group of AtD community colleges in the United States.

Achieving the Dream provides participating colleges with support to implement strategies designed to help more students, particularly students of color and low-income students, earn degrees, complete certificates or transfer to other institutions to continue their studies. Achieving the Dream emphasizes building a culture of evidence, in which colleges use data to identify effective practices, improve student success rates and close achievement gaps.

The Achieving the Dream initiative was created by several national partners to increase the number of community college students who succeed by completing developmental education and college-level courses with a "C" or better, return to college from semester to semester, and complete certificate and degree programs. The original national partners included the Lumina Foundation for Education, the American Association of Community Colleges, the Kellogg Foundation, and the Kresge Foundation.  The WCCCD AtD Initiative obtained funds for the five-year grant from the Kresge Foundation. WCCCD identified four priority intervention areas based on research on student achievement patterns. These original interventions are:

  1. Improve the student advisement process
  2. Improve academic performance of developmental English students
  3. Increase the student retention rate for first-time degree seeking students
  4. Expand Institutional Effectiveness capacity
 
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