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SCC Selected as a NC Completion by Design College


sccnewsicon(November 7, 2013) Stanly Community College (SCC) has been designated as a North Carolina Completion by Design community college by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Completion by Design takes a systemic approach to create clear and intentional pathways that make it easier for students to complete their studies. Through involvement with Completion by Design and the support of the Gates Foundation, SCC can now provide a holistic approach to student completion by using a software tool called The Student Success Plan (SSP).

The SSP software will improve existing advising systems and create new business processes for educational planning, counseling and coaching, risk targeting and intervention. Additionally, the SSP software is a web-based solution with a mobile application which will enable SCC to enhance services for both traditional and online student populations. The software will also provide an additional repository of data that will offer opportunities to track trends regarding student success and completion and provide methods to produce measurable outcome results, which will enhance the College’s ability to make data-informed decisions.

SCC President Dr. Brenda Kays stated, “Stanly Community College is excited about the prospect of using the SSP software in order to provide improved customer service to our students. Often community colleges only have the resources to focus on the freshman or first year experience for students; this new interactive software will allow SCC to laser focus on students during their entire academic career with the institution. The end result will be more students who complete their individualized educational goals and dreams.”