SUCCESS FACTORS
Theme: Curriculum and Expectations
Organization Level: Classroom
Critical elements: Expectations for all students to succeed are clearly communicated and are faithful to policies and procedures of the institution. Faculty understands and respects the curricular alignment across the course sequence and the clear path it builds for preparing students to succeed. Collaboration is a priority in curricular discussions.
Practice: Faculty is actively involved in providing educational advising to determine appropriate goals, priorities, and resources needed to better align high school and college curricula for successful student transition.

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CriteriaLess Effective PracticesDeveloping Success FactorsCollege Readiness and Success
Structured Pathways

Instructional faculty are not engaged in advising on longer-term educational or career pathways.

Instructional faculty may engage in informal educational or career advising, but this is not a formal part of their responsibilities.

Instructional faculty are actively engaged in providing educational and career advising, and in connecting students to resources that support these efforts.

Curricular Alignment

Faculty are not involved in efforts to align curricula with K-12 partners or with other courses in related educational pathways.

Faculty have designed content in their courses to align with the key prerequisite skills for subsequent courses in related education pathways.

Faculty meet regularly with colleagues in their educational pathway to refine course content based on mastery of specific skills required for subsequent courses.







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