Grant participants agree to the following program of work.
1. Professional Development Support: ACC shall plan, implement, and evaluate all Professional Development services at the direction of, and in collaboration with, the THECB as follows:
· Primary coordinator
o Provide 2-year Statewide Plan for all events (f2f, online, and/or hybrid)
o Provide 10 PD regional events (5 per year), as outlined in Grantee’s application, as informed by the Needs Assessment Survey results (see Section 18.104.22.168)
o Sub-contract with, and fund, two (2) sub-grantees for the following activities, as related to components of the Statewide Plan specified below, and including event facilitation, recruiting/advertising, event evaluations, and identifying and compensating subject-matter experts:
§ Texas Community College Education Initiative (TCCEI) roles and responsibilities include the following:
§ Catch the Next, Inc., (CTN) roles and responsibilities include the following:
2. Coordination: ACC will coordinate with THECB College Readiness and Success Models (CRSM) grantees and identified TCCEI and CTN sub-grantees, as needed, to meet the requirements of this RFA.
3. Data-informed, Research-based Services: ACC shall ensure that all Professional Development services and resources provided by ACC, TCCEI and Catch the Next are based on the results of statewide training needs survey. ACC should employ research-based approaches and strategies that aim to promote, build, strengthen, and expand the use of effective practices in the delivery of corequisite models. The statewide focus should be on developmental and college-level faculty collaborations, course alignments, advising and placement, and reporting and evaluation.
4. Professional Development Support Services
Planning and Implementation: ACC shall provide in a Statewide Plan the direction, planning, and implementation of Professional Development services at the direction of the THECB and as outlined in the grant. To provide this direction, planning, and implementation, ACC shall:
Institutional Support: ACC shall deliver Professional Development services to Texas public institutions of higher education as outlined in the grant and ACC proposal.
Peer Learning Directory: ACC shall develop and maintain an online resource that identifies and promotes high-impact educational practices for addressing the needs of under prepared students. ACC will use existing resources, including appropriate peer-reviewed journals and other comparable online sources and publications to the degree applicable. The directory should include a brief description of promising practices being implemented at public institutions of higher education, both in-state and out-of-state. The directory should minimally include the following: