CCA On the Air episodes are candid conversations with higher education leaders on a variety of topics related to student success, college completion, and advancing CCA’s mission and vision. These 20–25-minute conversations are released in podcasts bi-weekly on Tuesday mornings.

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Episode 6: Meeting Students Where They Are with Concurrent Enrollment (May 11, 2021)

Complete College America Strategy Director Brandon Protas, Ed., and Carla Mebane, Director, University of Missouri – Kansas City High School / College Dual Credit Partnership and Member at Large Representative on the NACEP Board – National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. talk through the different models of concurrent/dual enrollment, quality standards and the impact of race on successfully programming for high school students to take college classes.

Episode 5: Course Sharing and Success Strategies (April 27, 2021)

Complete College America (CCA) Strategy Director Nikolas Huot meets with Patrick Frasier, Vice President at Acadeum, and Robert Mitchell, Registrar at Dillard University, to discuss course sharing and its impact on student success and CCA strategies.

Episode 4: What’s on the Horizon? The National Institute for Student Success & the Impact on the Field (April 13, 2021)

CCA President Yolanda Watson Spiva, Ph.D. and Timothy Renick, Ph.D., Executive Director at the National Institute for Student Success discuss evidence-based strategies designed to boost equitable outcomes. Spiva and Renick also discuss what to expect from institute and opportunities for learning, support, and collaboration across the field.

Episode 3: The Time Is Now: Corequisite Support & Scaling Dev Ed Reform (March 30, 2021)

CCA Strategy Director Brandon Protas speaks with Molly Sarubbi, Senior Project Manager at Strong Start to Finish, about the role of Corequisite Support in changing the landscape of developmental education around the country.

Episode 2: Education-to-Work: Improving the Health & Wealth of Students who are Essential Workers (March 16, 2021)

Complete College America (CCA) President Dr. Yolanda Watson Spiva meets with Futuro Health CEO Van Ton-Quinlivan to discuss the intersection between workforce & community college efforts and how this alignment improves the health and wealth of students who are essential workers.

Episode 1: Getting to Know You . . . Strategy Directors Edition (February 2, 2021)

Complete College America (CCA) Strategy Directors Melanie Harris, Nikolas Huot, and Brandon Protas discuss their passion for student success and what they are looking forward to in 2021.