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Comprehensive College Readiness and Success Models for 60x30TX (CRSM)

***CURRENT FUNDING OPPORTUNITY:  2017-2019 CRSM RFA***  

Program Purpose and Award List 2016

The purpose of the Comprehensive College Readiness and Success Models for 60x30TX (CRSM) is to award "funding based on students served" grants that support scaling and enhancing comprehensive strategies and activities to accomplish the priorities of the agency for achieving the goals and targets of the new higher education strategic plan, 60x30TX. 43 institutions submitted applications and 15 were selected as grantees. To receive funding, eligible applicants were required to demonstrate experience with one or more of the following instructional models and a plan to scale and enhance the model(s) to benefit more students.

Gateway Course Completion models (for college ready students)
Acceleration models (for underprepared students pursuing academic programs)
Integrated Career Pathways models (for underprepared students pursuing Career Technical Education (CTE) programs)

Gateway Course Completion models require institutes to identify courses that have a high rate of failure or withdrawal and increase student success by integrating research-based practices into these courses and the institution. The following institutions have been selected as grantees for the Gateway Course Completion model:

McLennan Community College
Texas Southmost College
Texas State Technical College - Waco
University of North Texas - Dallas

For additional information regarding Gateway Course Completion models, contact terri.daniels@thecb.state.tx.us

Acceleration models require institutions to accelerate underprepared students through the developmental education sequence by enrolling students in co-requisite options resulting in successful completion of the college course in one semester. The following institutions have been selected as grantees for the Acceleration model:

Amarillo College
Kilgore College
Palo Alto College
University of Houston - Downtown
Sam Houston State University
San Jacinto Community College District
Texas State Technical College - Waco

For additional information regarding Acceleration models, contact kathy.zarate@thecb.state.tx.us.  

Integrated Career Pathways models require institutions to provide integrated career pathway instructional and student support services to ensure that enrolled students complete CERT 1 credential programs. The following institutions have been selected as grantees for the Integrated Career Pathways model:

Amarillo College
Clarendon College
Dallas County Community College District
Del Mar College
Galveston College
McLennan Community College
South Texas College

For additional information regarding Integrated Career Pathways models, contact linda.munoz@thecb.state.tx.us.

 

Over $3.5M of funding will support these two-year projects to serve more than 5,600 students directly and build sustainable structures to ensure future student success in support of 60x30TX goals.


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