Since its inception, CCA has consistently leveraged the expertise of higher education leaders to enhance and execute data-proven strategies across the Alliance.

Our cadre of content experts has successfully led and/or implemented CCA strategies at their respective institutions, within their state or region. This makes the lens of these expert practitioners invaluable, as well as strengthens our collective student success work. Working alongside CCA staff and Fellows, content experts provide deep, intentional, and customized implementation support and analysis to support our colleges and universities.


To be selected as a CCA content expert, an individual must:

  • Champion CCA’s mission to close institutional performance gaps by reforming institutional policies and practices;
  • Have developed and/or implemented a policy or strategy at scale at the state, system, or institutional level, thus significantly enhancing student success, especially for historically excluded groups;
  • Exhibit excellent communication skills and be adept at engaging diverse and large audiences, and challenging perspectives at odds with student success.

Special consideration will be given to candidates who have promoted CCA’s strategies at minority-serving institutions, institutions serving a significant percentage of Black, Latinx, or Indigenous students, or who are a member of a minoritized group.

Activities as Content Expert

While the role of CCA content experts to advance college completion by sharing their expertise remains constant, the activities undertaken by content experts vary greatly by project, strategy, location, and format. Some of the roles include:

  • External evaluator
  • Project consultant
  • Thought partner
  • Researcher
  • Presenter
  • Content creator
  • Workshop facilitator

As well as sharing expertise through various activities such as in-person or virtual events, webinars, workshops, conferences, as well as developing content that advances the field such as toolkits, trainings, courses, and blogs or articles.


CCA encourages interested professionals to complete the application below to be considered for the position.

If you have served as a content expert in the past, please follow this link to update your information.

Content Expert Application--2024

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  • Discuss the role you played in the implementation process and share relevant results.
  • For example, feel free to upload a presentation or a short (5-7 minutes) video where you provide an overview of your work relevant to one of the selected strategies. The video can be of you giving a presentation in front of a live audience, over Zoom, or of a PowerPoint with voice over. For help with adding voice over PPt, you can consult
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    • If relevant, describe your role in national organizations (professional or non-profit) and whether you are or have acted as a content expert in the past.
    • Provide links to your professional social media profiles.