Success Center

Success Center

Coordinating Student Success Efforts Statewide

The California Community Colleges (CCC) are in the midst of a major reform effort aimed at significantly increasing the number of students successfully completing their educational and career goals. The Student Success Initiative was launched in 2012 by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and the state Chancellor’s Office, and is based on a set of 22 recommendations which now serve as guiding policy for the system.


The mission of the Success Center is to advance the CCC Student Success Initiative and significantly improve student outcomes by serving as a hub that promotes the sharing, adoption, and implementation of effective practices and policies across the CCC system.


The Success Center, which was launched in fall 2014, is focused on several priorities:

  • Disseminating Effective Practices Through Online Portal. The Success Center is working with a number of partners on the development of an online professional development clearinghouse (portal) for community colleges. The portal will create a shared learning environment for faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees to collaborate across institutions and access a comprehensive library of professional development resources around student success and institutional effectiveness.
  • Supporting Implementation. This virtual support venue will be augmented by on-ground workshops and consultations provided as part of CCC’s Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative. The vision of the Success Center is for California’s community colleges to have the best system of professional development and peer collaboration in the country so as deliver outstanding educational programs and produce exceptional educational results for community college students.
  • Intra- and Inter-Segmental Coordination. The Success Center serves as a coordinating hub that brings together key individuals, organizations, and institutions to foster change. For example, a goal of the Success Center is to foster more inter-segmental dialogue so as to expand the state’s system of common course numbering to include the University of California.
  • Policy Research and Analysis. Another key function of the Success Center is the provision of data and analysis to inform and influence state-level policy changes related to student success. Policy areas include adult education and career technical education.



Type: Initiative
Price: Not Applicable
Initiative: Student Success Initiative
Division: Student Services and Special Programs
Student Service: Student Success & Support Program
State Participation: staterun
Grant Year: unknown

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