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Oct 4 - Men's Basketball Try Outs

Athletic Schedule 2014-2015

October 6&7 - Phi Theta Kappa Informational Meetings

October 7 - Annual College Night

October 9 - David Philpot Point In Time Art Exhibition

October 9 - All About the Arts - RJ Spangler's Kansas City Six

October 11 - Health and Wealth Expo

October 14 - LRC Informational Sessions: Microsoft Word Basics @ Eastern Campus

October 15 - Greening Your Neighborhood

October 15 - Senior Citizen's Day Seminar

October 16 - All About the Arts - Downtown Detroit's Magnificent Movie Palaces

October 22 - LRC Informational Sessions: Microsoft PowerPoint Basics

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

October 24 - Global Conversations with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson

October 25 - 4th Annual Halloween Family Fun Day

October 30 - All About the Arts - Canvas Detroit

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

November 7 - Red Green Show

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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