The Postsecondary State Policy Network, led by Jobs for the FutureÂ (JFF), has released a new tool to find out how well your state is implementing evidence-based policies to build structured pathways and encourage community college completion.
State higher education leaders can assess their stateâ€™s existing policies and compare them to those advocated by state and national reform leaders with theÂ Structured Pathways and Completion Policy Self-Assessment Tool.
Since 2004, JFF and policy partners across 15 states have developed and codified policies that empower college leaders, enable useful data gathering and analysis, provide students with financial aid access and other non-academic supports, and reward institutions for student outcomes. This tool aims to help higher education leaders facilitate college completion discussions, prioritize needed policy changes, and track policy changes over time.
The Postsecondary State Policy Network is a multistate collaboration committed to advancing state policies that accelerate community college student success and completion.Â Also available: you can also sign up to receive Achieving Success, the Networkâ€™s newsletter on postsecondary state policy.
For more information about the Structured Pathways and Completion Policy Self-Assessment Tool, please contact Lindsay Devilbiss, Project Associate, Jobs for the Future at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ramona Schescke, Member Services Manager