Pathways to Progress Institute 2014

The Texas Success Center (TSC) Pathways to Progress Institute is a 2-day intensive, hands-on learning event for college teams designed to engage college leadership in an in-depth review and discussion of institutional policies and practices around student success & completion. Teams will interact with pathway experts to develop a short-term implementation plan to support colleges' work toward a data-informed and evidence-based pathway for student success.
Conference Agenda

Sunday, September 21

4:00pm - 7:00pm Registration
4:00pm - 7:00pm Vendor Showcase
5:00pm - 6:00pm Reception
6:00pm - 7:00pm Institute Kickoff

Monday, September 22
7:00am - 8:30am Registration
7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast & Networking
8:30am - 4:30pm General & Team Strategy Sessions

Tuesday, September 23
7:00am - 8:30am Registration
7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast & Networking
8:30am - 4:30pm General & Team Strategy Sessions
Mini-Institutes Include

The New Mathways Project (NMP)
The NMP institute will support teams from colleges who plan to implement the NMP in Fall 2015. The teams will work with Dana Center staff and representatives from NMP colleges to develop an action plan using tools and resources provided by the Dana Center.

Texas Completes
Redesigning student pathways to increase success and completion is the hallmark of Texas Completes. Learn the process these 8 colleges have used to analyze pathways and systems to design and evaluate your own reform efforts. Session includes the Texas Completes success framework, data definitions, templates and key indicators so you can do the same thing at your own collegeand increase your Student Success Points.

Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Pathway
In order to better serve underprepared students, institutions must continue on their path to change. Fostering this change, in fall 2013, the state implemented a single college readiness assessment, the TSI, which includes a diagnostic component to help clarify the student's specific strengths and weaknesses. In this pathway, colleges will develop a plan to implement or enhance comprehensive support services and non-traditional interventions in their college including pre-assessment activities, non-course competency-based models and holistic advising strategies.


All Texas community colleges are invited to attend as a team, representing a campus and/or a system. The registration fee is $1,000 per team of up to five representatives per college or system team. Registration includes Institute materials, initial reception, and breakfast and lunch for both days. Register using our online form. Teams will be asked to identify a Team Lead for homework purposes.

Registration is currently closed. Please contact Angela Oriano at if you if you have last minute registrations.


The Fairmont Dallas Hotel
1717 N. Akard St.
Dallas, Texas 75201
Phone: (214) 720-2020

Travel & Logistics Information

The Fairmont Dallas Hotel
This is the recommended hotel for the conference and rooms have been held at a group rate of $169.00 per night. Please make your reservations by Tuesday, September 2, 2014 to receive your group rate. Reservations made after this date will be subject to prevailing rate and availability.

For those choosing to fly, Dallas Love Field (DAL) is 5 miles (15 minutes) away from the hotel, and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is 18 miles (30 minutes) from the hotel. The following are the transportation options from the airports:

  • Super Shuttle: $17 per person Service to both DAL and DFW Airports - (817) 329-3846
  • Taxi Fare: Approximately $20 from DAL and $45 one-way. Yellow Cab - (214) 426-6262

Valet Parking Rates
Overnight Guest Rate
$18.00 (inclusive of tax) including in-and-out privileges

Self-Service Parking
Self-service covered and open parking lots and garages are available in the surrounding area. Self-service parking is not available in hotel garage.

Institute Homework

In preparation for the meeting, teams are required to complete pre-Institute homework. The homework is designed to complement and further colleges' current student success initiatives. Assignment templates and due dates will be sent to Team Leads.