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College Selected as Accountability Pilot Site
Sugar Grove – Waubonsee Community College is one of 40 community colleges nationwide selected by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to serve as a pilot site for the organization’s Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) project. Developed by the AACC, in collaboration with the Association of Community College Trustees and the College Board, the project is designed to determine and develop appropriate and accepted performance measures for community colleges in such areas as college readiness, student progress and completion, and job preparation and employment. These performance measures will allow colleges to compare their data with peers and more accurately gauge their institutional effectiveness.
As a pilot site, Waubonsee will collect and analyze data from January to August 2011 and provide feedback to the AACC. Waubonsee was chosen for several reasons, including its commitment to continuous quality improvement, its well-defined strategic planning process and its recent Title V grant award.
The VFA project is being funded by the Lumina Foundation for Education, Inc. and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.