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CCC Launches New Phase of Reinvention Initiative to Boost Student Success

4/3/2013 12:00 PM

More than two years after the launch of City Colleges’ Reinvention initiative—a comprehensive effort to improve all aspects of the seven-campus community college system—CCC Chancellor Cheryl Hyman today announced the next phase of the reform process: Reinvention7

Reinvention7 aims to accelerate the progress achieved through recommendations made by Reinvention task forces of faculty, staff and students beginning in January 2011. Since then CCC’s graduation rate has increased from 7% to 11%, and a greater proportion of adult education students are moving into college-credit courses.             

New Reinvention7 task forces based at the seven colleges will design the resources to ensure every student at City Colleges has a clear path through the institution and receives detailed guidance to complete their programs, maximizing their time and money.          

“Through Reinvention7, we begin the next chapter of our student-centered effort to become a world-class institution. Dedicated teams of staff and faculty will directly address one of our core challenges, at scale,” City Colleges Chancellor Cheryl Hyman said. “City Colleges must become a place where students can easily navigate their way to success. I thank the new teams of staff and faculty for working tirelessly to ensure our students not only graduate, but do so as quickly as possible.”          

As a result of their effort, students at all the colleges will have the opportunity to register for an entire program at once, and take classes at a consistent time of day across multiple semesters. These improvements—whole-program enrollment and block scheduling, respectively—will help students advance smoothly toward their academic goals before moving on to further college or a career.           

The new Reinvention7 task forces convened for the first time at Malcolm X College today. They are comprised of full-time staff members and faculty with expertise in the subject areas for which they’ll be defining pathways. Throughout the rest of 2013, the task forces will be:           
  • Providing clear course pathways for 16 career and academic clusters (e.g., “Information Technology,” “Humanities and Fine Arts”) 
  • Developing stackable credentials within each cluster (e.g., basic and advanced certificates) 
  • Creating semester-by-semester maps that allow whole-program enrollment and block scheduling to help students move swiftly toward completion 
​To learn more about the Reinvention initiative, go here.        

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Jeremy Gantz, Media Relations Officer
(312) 553-3325