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					Connect2Complete Program
           Theory of Change 1/26/12
      OMG Center for Collaborative Learning
C2C Goal: C2C students will increase academic success and persistence towards credential completion and
will be more engaged with their peers, community college, and broader community as a result of peer to
peer mentoring and community engagement opportunities. C2C will also work toward embedding
community engagement and peer to peer interaction into community college systems as strategies for
retention and persistence.
Target partners: Connect2Complete will engage community colleges, state affiliates, and Campus Compact to accelerate 4,500
students through developmental education courses, increasing their academic success and persistence towards credential
completion.




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       Working Theory of Change:
       Providing PELL eligible students who place into developmental education with peer advocates and
       supportive peer cohorts will increase their likelihood of persistence towards credential completion
       from community college. The relationship between developmental education students and peer
       advocates will build leadership skills in both groups and increase community engagement on local
       college campuses. By embedding this work in the mission of the community college and through
       supports provided by state affiliates and Campus Compact : 1) local campuses will be able to
       repurpose existing infrastructure and funds and leverage new ones to increase productivity and
       sustain this program beyond the grant and 2) this model can be scaled nationally.


                      KEY STRATEGIES                                                    INTERIM                      LONG TERM
                                                                                       OUTCOMES                       OUTCOMES
Partner with Strong Community Colleges
Design and implement pilot programs that marry vision and local                                                   Increased
context; track program and use data for continual improvement;                Institutionalized C2C programs at   student completion,
repurpose existing public and private funds or secure new ones to             community colleges (pilot sites
institutionalize programs; commit to ongoing learning community                                                   policy and practice
participation, best practice dissemination, and work towards a
                                                                              and non-pilot institutions) that    changes at C2C
collaborative state agenda.                                                   are achieving student and system    institutions,
                                                                              level outcomes such as increased    increased non-pilot
Engage State Affiliates for Support, Network                                  student persistence and more        campus adoption -
Building and Program Expansion                                                coordinated student supports.       implementing
Manage state learning community; support implementing colleges,                                                   program (scaling and
including through relevant advocacy support; advise national office;          Increased C2C and community         institutionalization),
prepare for broader implementation by identifying and leveraging              college presence within the         state and federal
funding and communicating to Compact network about C2C; disseminate           Compact network and nationally.
findings.                                                                                                         agenda and emerging
                                                                              Campus Compact seen as expert       policy and practice
                                                                              on building community               changes in support
Develop National Learning Community and Make
                                                                              engagement in college settings,     of community
the Case for Scale to a Broad Audience                                        peer-to-peer impact models.
Serve in an advisory role to state and community college partners;                                                engagement , peer
package lessons learned , finance approach and research findings; codify
                                                                              Leveraged funds to support the      to peer mentoring,
and disseminate model broadly; build political will to influence policy and   C2C agenda.                         and retention on
practice changes; secure funding for scale and sustainability.                                                    college campuses.
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   Connect2Complete Theory of Change
The Context for Campus Compact’s Work                                                       Our Assumptions                                       Our Strategies for Change
Opportunities                                                                    “Something different has to be tried
 The current administration, the funding                                     because what we are doing is not working”                          Partner with Strong
  community, and the business community are                 Assumptions about the student population & program design                            Community Colleges
  focusing on college completions as paramount to            C2C students need personal guidance and individualized support over                Design and implement pilot programs
  the future of our country and our economy.                  multiple semesters to meet their educational goals.                                that marry vision and local context;
 Since 2008, community college enrollment has               Students are the most underutilized community college resource, and there          track program and use data for
  increased 15 percent; there may be urgency and              exists an opportunity and need to engage them.                                     continual improvement; repurpose
  readiness for initiatives to tackle some of the            C2C students & peer advocates have the necessary capacities and                    existing public and private funds or
  college’s pressing needs.                                   willingness to participate in this program.                                        secure new ones to institutionalize
 There is currently national attention being paid to        The more students are engaged in their college system and in community             programs; commit to ongoing
  developmental education and more knowledge                  pursuits, the more likely they are to persist.                                     learning community participation,
  about the challenges related to it; the timing may         Peers want to engage with peers.                                                   best practice dissemination, define
  be ripe to pilot an initiative with this target            Student voice is essential for student development and C2C success.                and work towards a collaborative
  population.                                                Community engagement opportunities will create a sense of community                state agenda.
 There may be community reinvestment funding                 among students and increase academic persistence.
  available for initiatives that can link to twenty first    Faculty will be willing, engaged participants in C2C design and
  century workforce skill development.                        implementation and are critical factors for its sustainability.                    Engage State Compact
Challenges:
                                                             Each CC will bring innovation and creativity to the design of their C2C            Offices for Support,
                                                              program, will adapt it differently based on their context (vocational vs.          Network Building and
 Budget cuts at the state and federal levels have
                                                              transfer focused CC), and will work collaboratively with their state office and
  led to a constrained resource environment at                                                                                                   Program Expansion
                                                              other C2C CCs toward a shared agenda.
  many of the country’s community colleges.                                                                                                      Manage state learning community;
 In the face of low resources, community colleges           CCs with an existing community engagement infrastructure and mentoring
                                                              programs will be better suited pilot institutions.                                 support implementing colleges,
  are dealing with numerous competing demands                                                                                                    including through relevant advocacy
  and there is concern of “being spread too thin.”           This is a pilot program, and we are testing C2C models for codification/rapid
                                                              prototype development with scale as a goal from the start.                         support; advise national office;
 At many institutions of higher education including                                                                                             prepare for broader implementation
                                                             There is a growing need for colleges to improve institutional productivity;
  community colleges, the systems that impact                                                                                                    by identifying and leveraging funding
                                                              the mobilization of student mentors and advocates may help address this by
  students are not integrated with one another.                                                                                                  and communicating to Compact
                                                              providing no cost/low cost approaches for student supports at scale on
 There are federal pending policy changes,                                                                                                      network about C2C; disseminate
                                                              campuses.
  including within the Corporation for National &                                                                                                findings.
                                                             Large pockets of existing public dollars can be leveraged and repurposed if
  Community Service, that may impact the ability of
                                                              C2C achieves success and is replicable for rapid prototype development.
  the C2C students and peer advocates to use
  federal funding and other in-kind supports to             Assumptions about network building and program expansion                             Develop National Learning
  support their educational trajectory. F.ex. The            State affiliates are local experts that can help shape policies related to their
  federal government has eliminated the provisions                                                                                               Community and Make the
                                                              community colleges; they are important partners necessary for scale.
  allowing students additional semesters of Pell             Organizing CCs in state clusters will build a stronger state agenda, link CCs to   Case for Scale to a Broad
  grants within the award year that could be used             additional resources, and allow for a stronger evaluation as factors external      Audience
  for summer study, impacting the ability of some             to the grant will be considered.                                                   Serve in an advisory role to state and
  students to take summer courses.                           Learning communities will be effective ways to share learning across CCs           community college partners; package
                                                              and increase likelihood of scaling.                                                lessons learned , finance approach
                                                             State affiliates will need to create the right environment and policy setting      and research findings; codify and
                                                              to adopt this practice more widely.                                                disseminate model broadly; build
                                                             Linking eligible states to the Gates Foundation’s priority states will provide     political will to influence policy and
                                                              opportunities for potential accelerated adoption of C2C and for future             practice changes; secure funding for
                                                              leveraging of success and resources.                                               scale and sustainability.              4
   Connect2Complete Theory of Change
Strategy 1. Partner with Strong Community Colleges: Design and implement pilot programs that marry vision and local context; track program and use data
for continual improvement; repurpose existing public and private funds or secure new ones to institutionalize programs; commit to ongoing learning community
participation, best practice dissemination, define and work towards a collaborative state agenda.


                       Activities                                      Intermediate Outcomes (Years 1-3)                        Long-term Outcomes (5+ Years)
Community colleges design and implement pilot                      Overall aiming for student persistence, increases            Overall aiming for student
programs that:                                                     in community engagement and leadership, and                  completion, policy and practice
•Include incentivized participation for peer advocates             community colleges reinventing the way they                  changes at C2C institutions,
(through work-study funding, course credit, and                    work with this population.                                   increased non-pilot campuses
additional creative means) to engage C2C students both                                                                          implementing program.
                                                                   C2C students:
one-on-one and in cohorts and connect them to existing             •Increased persistence (movement out of D.E. courses,        Student completion, transfer rates,
CC resources                                                       passing intro English & math gatekeeper courses)             job transition rates
•Include community engagement activities for C2C                   •Re-enrolling in consecutive semesters
students and peer advocates                                        •Movement into peer advocate roles                           Community engagement is
•Include leadership development activities for C2C                 •Increased familiarity with/knowledge about CC system        embedded into the mission of the
students and peer advocates                                        •Increased confidence in academic abilities and career
                                                                                                                                institution, as evidenced by policies
•Include student voice through a strategic feedback                aspirations
                                                                   •High self-reports that program is effective                 and practices that encourage and
mechanism                                                                                                                       support student community
                                                                   •Higher GPAs
•Establish selection criteria for faculty, administrators,         •Increased knowledge and positive attitude re: peer          engagement throughout campus
and other essential partners that includes expected level          group, CC, and broader community                             and with the broader community,
of commitment, ability to dedicate time, and being                 •Increased commitment to personal and/or professional        f.ex. Reconfigured Work Study
vested in CC                                                       involvement in improving her/his community                   programs to support student
•Garner commitment from CC leadership to make the                  Peer advocates:                                              leadership development/community
pilot a priority for their campus’ completion agenda               •Increased career aspirations                                engagement and persistence
•Incorporates key players across CC departments                    •Increased engagement in peer group, CC, and broader
•Promotes vision of “one college and one community”                community, as evidenced by take up of peer advocate          Peer-to-peer mentoring and
                                                                   role in C2C                                                  community engagement are
                                                                   •Increased commitment to personal and/or professional
Community Colleges track pilot program outcomes and                                                                             common and core practices toward
                                                                   involvement in improving her/his community.
commit to using data to drive continual program                    Community colleges:                                          retention that are institutionalized at
improvement and build the case for replication and                 •Program well known throughout CC & linked to core           the pilot CCs
scale-up                                                           mission of institution, established and common
                                                                   definition of “success” for C2C and students                 Increased # of CC implementing this
                                                                   •Additional funding secured and/or repurposed to             model (beyond pilots and Compact
Leverage existing revenue streams or secure new ones
                                                                   institutionalize program f.ex. Work Study funds              network)
to sustain program
                                                                   •Better alignment of support services
                                                                   •Faculty and cross-departmental staff have a greater
Participate in technical assistance and support
                                                                   grasp of developmental learning and contextual
opportunities, contribute to state and national                    challenges students face, increased institutional capacity
dissemination efforts, and collaborate with other local            to identify students who are at risk
C2C CCs on state agenda                                            •Build additional/strengthen existing community
                                                                   partnerships
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   Connect2Complete Theory of Change

Strategy 2. Engage State Affiliates for Support, Network Building and Program Expansion: Manage state learning community; support
implementing colleges, including through relevant advocacy support; advise national office; prepare for broader implementation by identifying and leveraging funding
and communicating to Compact network about C2C; disseminate findings.

                 Activities
Design and manage a state-based learning
                                                                   Intermediate Outcomes (Years 1-3)                           Long-term Outcomes (5+ Years)
community agenda that supports national C2C                     Overall aiming for funds to sustain existing                   Overall aiming for diversified
agenda and links state community colleges                       C2C programs, scaling implementation to                        funding streams at state level to
                                                                other institutions across the state, high                      support C2C and similar programs,
Coordinate learning and sharing opportunities for               visibility of C2C program and outcomes,                        state level policy change, and
C2C community colleges that support                             support from broad cast of stakeholders, and                   Compact seen as expert in field.
implementation and statewide C2C agenda; use                    increased Compact presence across state.
knowledge gained through these opportunities to                                                                                State wide organizations and
advocate for additional stakeholder and state                   Increased C2C and community college                            institutions are committing resources
support and to integrate C2C into Compact’s                     presence within the Compact network                            to C2C as well as other strategies that
broader state agenda                                                                                                           impact community engagement and
                                                                High state visibility of C2C program and by                    peer-to-peer mentoring to increase
Advise national Compact regarding design, training,             extension Compact’s vision, work, and network                  retention on college campuses
troubleshooting for C2C expansion to other states
                                                                Increased state affiliates adopting (key                       State affiliate offices seen as local
Advocate for value added of C2C to state network to             elements of) these models                                      and national experts on using
prepare for implementation at other CCs                                                                                        community engagement and peer-to-
                                                                Increased engagement, knowledge, and                           peer models for student retention
Disseminate best practices and outcomes to                      financial contributions from business
relevant state stakeholders                                     community and other public and private                         Data and outcomes from C2C used to
                                                                philanthropic partners                                         impact state level policy setting,
Identify and leverage funding for broader                                                                                      education policy setting, college
implementation to new campuses                                  Strengthened network around college                            completion grants (f.ex. states
                                                                completion, with more leaders engaged in                       incorporate C2C into their higher
                                                                these conversations, sharing at conferences,                   education plans, work study
                                                                and authorship on thought leader pieces                        resources are reallocated to C2C
                                                                                                                               kinds of approaches)
                                                                State-focused plan for replication, adoption
                                                                and scale of successful C2C model has been
                                                                developed in partnership with pilot institutions




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   Connect2Complete Theory of Change

Strategy 3. Develop National Learning Community and Make the Case for Scale to a Broad Audience: Serve in an advisory role to state and
community college partners; package lessons learned , finance approach and research findings; codify and disseminate model broadly; build political will to influence
policy and practice changes; secure funding for scale and sustainability.

                           Activities                                       Intermediate Outcomes (Years 1-3)                       Long-term Outcomes (5+ Years)
Develop vision, common goals and non-negotiable                             Overall aiming for increased national                   Overall aiming for
implementation elements including management of grant                       visibility of Campus Compact, awareness                 institutionalization of C2C core
process, data collection capacity/requirements, and all                     about C2C impact, strengthened college                  elements in community college
partners (Brandeis, CCNCCE, leadership team)                                completion network, and secured                         systems, Compact seen as national
Coordinate training, technical assistance, and support to                   financing.                                              expert, federal policy and practice
state offices and campuses for implementation                                                                                       changes.
                                                                            High national visibility of C2C program and
Implement national learning community that produces and                     by extension Compact’s vision, work, and                Across the compact network, the
shares best practices across pilot CCs                                      network                                                 value and power of peer to peer
                                                                                                                                    connections and community
Capture and package promising practices, tools, and
                                                                            Increased awareness on the part of key                  engagement become standard
evaluation results, including:
                                                                            partners including national community                   operations at community colleges
•Codification of effective program elements for replication/
                                                                            college networks, philanthropy,                         for the purpose of improved
transferability to other community college campuses
                                                                            practitioners, and policy makers about the              productivity and retention.
•How use of technology and social media can increase
                                                                            impact of this program on C2C students,
productivity, reach more students, and reduce costs
                                                                            peer advocates, and community college                   Campus Compact is seen as a
•“Student voice” in program design and implementation
                                                                            system                                                  national lead organization looking
•Develop & maintain database for tracking data across CCs
                                                                                                                                    at community engagement to
Distribute lessons learned and codified program model                       Strengthened network around college                     increase college persistence and
broadly through conferences, online publications, video, and                completion, with more leaders engaged in                success
the syllabi project to key players, including Compact’s member              these conversations, sharing at
institutions, Gates Foundation funded CCs, and other CC                     conferences, and authorship on thought                  Policymakers and practitioners
networks and organizations                                                  leader pieces                                           adopt and implement policy
                                                                                                                                    changes, based on lessons learned
Build political will to begin shifting attitudes and influencing            Secured public and private funding toward               through C2C, aimed at increasing
policy and practice with regard to target group, community                  expanding C2C                                           persistence of target population
engagement, and peer-to-peer programs at different levels                                                                           and increasing community
(federal and state policy, higher ed institutions, etc.)                    Three year student outcome metric goals as              engagement opportunities on
                                                                            proposed to the Gates Foundation are met                campus
Develop an plan for/pathway to scale - seek resources to
                                                                            across the three state project.
sustain and scale C2C.



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