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2015 Academic Calendar

Athletic Schedule 2014-2015

Oct/Nov - LRC Informational Sessions: Preparing and Writing an A+ Research Paper

November 3 - Study Abroad Fair

Nov. 3 to Dec. 6 - Registration For GED Orientation

November 4 - LRC Informational Sessions: Using Your LRC Resources at Home

November 5 - Veterinary Technology Open House And Orientation

November 6 - Student Advocacy Day

November 7 - Red Green Show

November 12 - Puppet Show Kolobok

November 12 - LRC Informational Sessions: Job Interview and Resume Tips

November 13 - LRC Informational Sessions: Literary Criticism Research

November 24 - LRC Informational Sessions: Mobile Applications for Student Success

Nov 25 - Dec 7 - Fall Student Art Exhibits

UM-Flint WCCCD Campus Visits 2014

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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