Crystal City, Virginia
April 14, 2019
April 14, 2019
April 22, 2019
Diversity and Learning Spaces, Pedagogy & Curriculum Design
George Mason University (Mason) and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) have launched a new student experience model for community college students interested in pursuing a four-year degree. The ADVANCE program will eliminate the obstacles of an outdated transfer process, and replace it with a new NOVA-Mason experience that leads students through streamlined, guided program pathways toward bachelor’s degree completion. ADVANCE aims to expand access to bachelor’s degrees for a more diverse student population, including adult, first-generation, veteran, minority, and low-income students, while providing them with integrated career and advising support to ensure their success. ADVANCE may serve as a national model and can be readily adopted by other community colleges and four-year institutions. Many community colleges and four-year universities across the country have articulation agreements that guarantee transfer for students. ADVANCE not only guarantees transfer but also makes sure that every credit taken counts towards a bachelor’s degree, that students graduate on time and at a lower cost to them, that their educational pathways lead to meaningful careers, and that they receive the support they need along their journey.
Ball, K. S., & Barton, O., & Caraballo, S. A., & Durant, L. W., & Marks, M., & Jarrouj, A., & Parker, R. R. (2019, April), ADVANCE: A Community College and University Partnership Model for Expanding and Diversifying the Talent Pipeline to the Jobs of Tomorrow Paper presented at 2019 CoNECD - The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity , Crystal City, Virginia. https://peer.asee.org/31740
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