Improvement in student achievement has placed Tyler Junior College among a select group of institutions within a national movement.
Achieving the Dream, a national nonprofit aimed at helping more community college students earn a college certificate or degree, designated TJC a 2013 Leader College.
It is one of eight institutions to receive this designation, four of them in Texas. The college has shown “promising progress in its student success efforts,” according to an organization news release.
Through broad faculty engagement, professional development and an overall culture change at the school, TJC has produced tangible results by increasing student persistence and closing the achievement gaps, according to the news release.
TJC is emphasizing several areas through this program. Specifically, the college is working to improve developmental mathematics education outcomes; reform and improve the complete new student experience; carry out an intentional professional development program for faculty and staff; and expand the college's work with partner organizations and institutions to improve student success, according to the news release.
“Working with the Achieving the Dream national reform movement we have been able to make significant progress toward improved student success and persistence,” TJC Provost Dr. Homer “Butch” Hayes said, according to the news release.