Phase 3: Alignment & Institutionalization

Identify Obstacles

Analysis of Data

Gap Analysis

Logic Modeling

Tipping Points


Get Others to Buy-in and Contribute

Align to Strategic Initiatives and Benchmarks


Basic Skills

Budget Plan

Diversity & Equity

Educational Master Plan

Enrollment Management

Program Review



Identify External Partners/Funding Sources

Private Foundation Guide

Ahmanson Foundation

Annenberg Foundation

Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation

California Community Foundation

California HealthCare Foundation

California Wellness Foundation

Carnegie Corporation of New York

College Access Foundation of California

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Ford Foundation

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund

The William And Flora Hewlett Foundation

James Irvine Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Walter S. Johnson Foundation

Kresge Foundation

Gordon E. and Betty I. Moore Foundation

Orfalea Family Foundation

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Ralph M. Parsons Foundation

Pew Charitable Trusts

San Francisco Foundation

Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation

The Dale and Edna Walsh Foundation

Weingart Foundation


Publicize Evidence of Success

Exemplary Programs


Scaling-up/Other Models

LaGuardia Community College

Mt. San Antonio College

Santa Monica College

Valencia Community College



List of Resources (Articles and Books)


Dweck, C. S. (2007). The perils and promises of praises. Educational Leadership, 65(2), 34–39.


Engstrom, C., & Tinto, V. (2008). Learning better together: The impact of learning communities on the persistence of low-income students. Opportunity Matters, 1, 5-21.


Gara, L., Karp, M., & Hughes, L. K. (2009). Student success courses in the community college:

An exploratory study of student perspectives. Community College Review, 36(3), 195-218.


Ginsberg, B. M., & Wlodkowski, J. R. (2009). Diversity and motivation: Culturally responsive

teaching in college. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.


Harris, L., & Ganzglass, E. (2008). Creating postsecondary pathways and good jobs for young high school dropouts: The possibilities and the challenges. Washington, DC: Center for American Progress.


Jacobson, L., & Mokher, C. (2009). Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment. Prepared for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation by the Hudson Institute Center for Employment Policy & CNA.


Moore, C., & Shulock, N. (2007). Beyond the open door: Increasing student success in the

California Community Colleges. Sacramento, CA: Institute for Higher Education Leadership &

Policy, California State University, Sacramento.


Scrivener, S., Bloom, D., LeBlanc, A., Paxson, C., Rouse, C. E., & Sommo, C. (2008). A good

start: Two-year effects of a learning community program at Kingsborough Community College.

New York, NY (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED500477)


Seidman, A., & Brown, C. S. (2006). Integrating outside learning with the classroom experience:  The student learning imperative. Education, 127(1), 109-114.


Shulock, N., & Moore, C. (2007). Rules of the game: How state policy creates barriers to degree

completion and impedes student success in the California community colleges. Sacramento, CA: Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy, California State University, Sacramento.

Wilson and Gerber (2008). How generational theory can improve teaching: Strategies for

working with  the “Millennials”. Teaching and Learning, 1(1), 29-44.