New Brief: Five Pathways to Results Teams in the Spotlight

by Heather McCambly / Jul 22, 2015

At the close of its sixth year guiding teams through an outcomes-focused continuous improvement process, the Pathways to Results initiative is pleased to share a new brief, "Pathways to Results: Five Teams, Five Experiences in the Spotlight." Authored by Heather McCambly and Edmund Graham, this brief provides a glimpse into the experiences and insights of five institutions in Illinois—Harry S. Truman College, Illinois Central College, Malcolm X College, Rend Lake College, and Sauk Valley Community College—that have utilized the PTR process multiple times to understand and solve student success issues on their college campuses and with their educational and industry partners. Intended for practitioners and policymakers alike, this brief provides a summary of each site’s unique experiences with PTR, followed by cross-site themes emerging from implementation of the PTR process, and a set of recommendations for “moving the needle” on student success that stem from the work of PTR teams.

The Pathways to Results initiative and this research brief are made possible by the funding and support provided by the Illinois Community College Board.

Heather McCambly, M.A., is the Project Coordinator for the Pathways to Results and Finish Up Illinois initiatives at the Office of Community College Research and Leadership. Her research has centered on the equity implications of performance based budgeting and funding systems, intersectional identity and student success, and equity-centered change on the community college campus.