Inside Higher Education outlines some of the national efforts to contact those with “Some College, No degree.” In Washington, the Institute for Higher Education Policy met to discuss these topics and whether or not they were the key to certain benchmarks being set throughout the country. From the President, to regional and state governments, many units are setting new graduation goals, trying to raise the graduation rates for the entire country.
We know that in Louisiana, even graduating every single high school senior will not help the issue, we have to turn to other options. One such option are adults with some college and no degree.
Clifford Adelman, a senior associate at the institute, discussed the group’s Project Win-Win, which in its first seven months helped nine institutions award nearly 600 associate degrees and identify almost 1,600 students using a chosen set of parameters, including missing a degree by nine or fewer credits and the grades required for graduation.
Project Win-Win is another project that has worked alongside CALL in the state of Louisiana. Specifically targeting those who are a few credits away from a degree. While CALL targets specifically working adults who need certain services and program types to meet their needs, Project Win-Win has been instrumental in pursuing higher college graduation rates in the state of Louisiana.
Part of what we do is find specialized degrees:
Thompson said students want a specialized program, something they know they will be able to use in the workforce.
CALL tailors the degree offerings to Louisiana Workforce Commission data so that your knowledge and skills are expanded into employable areas.
“If we can capture this low-hanging fruit, we begin this process that is important not just to those men and women, to your institution, to your cities and your metro regions, but literally to the planet. It is that important.”
It is that important to the state of Louisiana, which is why CALL and even Project Win-Win have been enacted in the state. We are trying to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to adults. Check out our homepage for more information! http://www.yourcallla.org