Establish And Expand Relationships With School Districts, 4-year College Partners,
And Community-based Organizations To Increase Higher Education Attainment In San Mateo
The District’s Colleges are the center of higher education opportunity for San Mateo
County. Yet, past successes are no guarantee of future enrollment. It is unlikely
that service area demographics during the current planning period can ensure continually
increasing enrollments. It will be increasingly important to work with education partners
and community-based organizations to ease students’ transitions to, within, and from
the District’s Colleges.
- Support seamless transitions to College for secondary school students.
- Increase Middle College and Early College opportunities.
- Make concurrent and dual enrollment processes more efficient and accessible for secondary
schools and their students.
- Work with feeder high schools to develop better placement processes that result in
higher levels of students placed into college credit courses and programs.
- Emphasize and support both traditional and non-traditional contact with instructors
- Expand student services, student clubs and learning communities for the benefit of
all students but especially underrepresented or other at-risk students.
- Increase and articulate visible pathways for transfer and job placement to help students
meet their stated goals.
- Increase/expand partnerships with four-year colleges and universities to increase
seamless curriculum alignment and direct program transfer.
- Create faculty-to-faculty exchanges with high school discipline counterpart faculty
to better align curricula and to create seamless transitions from secondary to postsecondary