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The Ready for College Working Group will address strategies that secondary and postsecondary institutions need to deploy to ensure students have the academic foundations necessary to be successful in their certificate and degree programs. 


Structure, Timeline & Outcomes

The Complete College Ohio Task Force will develop and release a report that articulates an overarching framework for increasing the rate and number of college completions in Ohio. This report will build a comprehensive, cohesive action plan that is (a) focused on closing gaps in college completion rates, (b) ensures access and quality, and (c) builds upon strategies with documented records of success. Click here to download full document

Ready for College Working Group Meeting, August 3, 2012 | Agenda



Name Title Institution / Organization
Chad Brown
Provost & Executive Vice President Zane State College
James Herrholtz
Associate Superintendent, Division of Learning Ohio Department of Education
Steven Angle Senior Vice President  (executive on loan) Wright State University
Jonelle Beatrice Director, Center for Student Progress Youngstown State University
Bob Boltz Executive Vice President Fahlgren Mortine Public Relations
Kevin Boys President Southern State Community College 
Melissa Cardenas Director, Academic Quality Assurance Ohio Board of Regents
Dione DeMitro Manager, College Readiness & Student Success Lakeland Community College
Lisa Duty Director of External Affairs OACC Student Success Center
Brenda Haas University College Dean, Academic Affairs Shawnee State University
Kelly Hogan Professor, Developmental Education Columbus State Community College
Sue Houston Vice Provost for Undergrad Education Bowling Green State University
Cindy McQuade Vice President of Operations Inter-University Council of Ohio
David Scheimann Retention Coordinator Washington State Community College
Ruth Silon Executive Director, OACC Student Success Center OACC
Chris  Spradlin Dean, Developmental Education & Learning Services Cuyahoga Community College
Rosemary Sutton Vice Provost, Academic Studies Cleveland State University
Wanda Thomas Regional College Dean & Associate Provost Kent State University
Brett Visger Deputy Chancellor Ohio Board of Regents 
Christina Wanat Chief Administrator of Student Development Eastern Gateway Community College
Rebecca Watts
(BOR liaison)
Associate Vice Chancellor, P-16 Initiatives Ohio Board of Regents
Mindy Wright Assistant Provost, Academic Affairs and Undergraduate Education The Ohio State University
Tom Harris Director Warren County Career Center
Cindy Wolfe ABLE Project Coordinator Delaware Area Career Center
Joyce Tracy ABLE Coordinator Apollo Career Center
Karen Scheid Consultant OACC


Other Resources

One Shot Deal | Students’ Perceptions of Assessment and Course Placement in California’s Community Colleges



David Conley presentation at October 2011 North American Summit of the National Council of State Governments



Where to Begin?: The Evolving Role of Placement Exams For Students Starting College

The 21st-Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges is charged with comprehensively examining the challenges and opportunities facing the fast-growing sector of higher education. A report by the Commission entitled, Reclaiming the American Dream: Community Colleges and the Nation’s Future, outlines seven specific recommendations for reforming the country’s community college system. 

Comparable, reliable metrics are essential for states under current fiscal constraints. Information on the progress toward, and degree completion of, all students in higher education allows state leaders to gauge whether policies are successful and helps inform future funding decisions. National Governors Association convened a Work Group on Common College Completion Metrics to make recommendations on the common higher education measures that states should collect and report publicly. The recommended completion metrics are found within Complete to Compete: Common College Completion Metrics.


A Complete Definition of College and Career Readiness

David T Conley, PhD


Designing Stem Pathways Through Early College: Ohio’s Metro Early College High School

Charlotte North 


The Common Core


Connecting the Dots from PARCC


College Board Completion Agenda


Complete College America Report on Remediation