Our Approach

Student Success Priority Areas

As an Achieving the Dream (ATD) member, Bellevue College (BC) has access to leadership and data coaches who will help the college improve the availability and use of data to develop programs that will improve graduation rates for all students. Based on the ATD’s Institutional Capacity Assessment Tool (ICAT), an integrated, institution-wide approach to student success called Guided Pathways was developed. These include three (3) workgroups comprised of members from across the college whose mission is to work on specific student success priorities.

Visual showing Guided Pathways components: BC Pathways, Integrated Student Supports, and Faculty Professional Development.

BC Pathways

Develops pathways through BC for students based on their career interests, and integrates the full Guided Pathways model to ensure students are on a path, stay on a path, and are learning effectively in the classroom for their future careers.

Integrated Student Supports (ISS)

Coordinates and systematizes student support efforts campus-wide to help students identify their education and career plan, and stick with their plan until they finish.

Faculty Professional Development

Ensures our students are taught by skilled instructors who are equipped with effective research-based tools and practices to help close equity gaps and increase student success.

Together, Achieving the Dream and Guided Pathways is our BC student success work!

Achieving the Dream embraces the principle of “systemic change” as the college works to implement and sustain holistic changes that improve student outcomes. By helping students make more informed choices about what courses to take (BC Pathways), providing the targeted support they need (ISS), and developing effective, equity-focused tools for faculty to incorporate into their classrooms (FPD), our work will help close our equity gaps and help students achieve their academic and career goals.

Last Updated July 14, 2022