- Redefining the roles of faculty, staff, and administrators as needed
PRACTITIONER, PRESIDENT, AND PARTNER PERSPECTIVES
Ed Bowling, Executive Director, Completion by Design - North Carolina, Pathways Coach (posted 4/5/2018)
I think one of the things that we’ve promoted with this particular part of the work is that it’s not something that colleges are doing, but rather it’s something that colleges are becoming. And when you kind of change the mindset that this isn’t just another initiative, it’s not another project, but it’s the way that we’re fundamentally changing the processes and the procedures and the programs at our college to improve student retention, credit accumulation, and ultimately completing their programs. It’s a fundamental change to the way the institution operates. And so I think many of the presidents in the pathways project have actually communicated that back to their campuses, that this is not a project, this is actually a way that we’re going to begin processing students and moving students through their pathways. And it’s going to be the way we’re going to do our business for the foreseeable future.