Office of Completion
The office of completion was created to ensure the essential integration and top performance of the myriad of current student success initiatives system wide by performing the following duties:
- Provide strategic and tactical oversight for all completion-related functions
- Lead the development of a comprehensive and integrated completion agenda
- Provide strategic vision and operational leadership for the LSCS Texas Completes initiative
- Create and launch an internal LSCS student success campaign that integrates all student success initiatives under a single framework
- Chair the Completion Council
- Identify and address organizational scaling constraints
- Engage external LEAN/Six-Sigma support to evaluate and execute LEAN practices across programmatic and administrative areas
The cross-system Completion Council is an essential component of LSCS’ plan for completion reform at impact and scale. The members of the Council represent key constituencies and stakeholder groups that are necessary for the successful implementation of LSCS’ completion improvement goals.
Led by Lone Star College System, the Texas Completes cadre brings together eight college systems (Alamo Colleges, Austin Community College, Dallas County Community College District, El Paso Community College, Kilgore College, Lone Star College System, Odessa College and South Texas College) that share a common vision for deep student success reform.
Texas Completes pulls together research, best and promising practices and knowledge gained from national and regional completion efforts to help colleges strengthen completion pathways while containing costs, maintaining open access, and ensuring program and credential quality.
For the past year, the Texas Completes cadre has been working hard to build student success frameworks, analyze data, and organize colleges around student success and completion
Lone Star College Student Success Initiatives
Lone Star College wants all students to make their BEST START every semester, not just their first semester.
Students get a new start every month, every week, every day every class meeting - so, Lone Star College encourages them to recommit to their BEST START with each step along your path to success.
There are four key steps to increase student success and goal achievement:
- Set a goal
- Make a plan
- Get connected
- Stay involved
Achieving the Dream is a long-term national initiative to help more community college students succeed — particularly those students who traditionally face the most significant barriers to success, including students of color, low-income students, and first generation college students. The initiative is built on the belief that broad institutional change, informed by student achievement data, is critical to significantly improving student success rates.
My Degree Counts is a region-wide initiative led by The Center for Houston's Future and endorsed by Mayor Annise Parker, chancellors of nine regional community colleges, local university presidents, nonprofit directors, and business leaders aims to increase the region's college graduation rate 1% by the year 2013.