George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College were selected as one of four teams to take part in the Seamless Transfer Pathways (STP) Design Challenge.
Led by Education Design Lab and supported by funding from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, the Design Challenge will lead two-year and four-year institutions through a student-centered, design innovation process intended to improve transfer pathways and graduation rates for students seeking bachelor’s degrees.
The Mason/NOVA team was among 50 institutional pairs that applied to participate in the Design Challenge. The three other institutional pairs selected include Miami Dade College/Florida International University; Township High School District 214, William Rainey Harper College/Northern Illinois University; and Collin College/University of North Texas. The teams will participate in three national cohort meetings and another three custom on-site design sessions. After the one-year design challenge concludes, Education Design Lab will track the results of the pilot programs for the next six years.
Read the entire article in The George.
View the video from the first convening of the design challenge winners.