Mission, Goals, Eligibility, Success Initiative

Mission

The mission of Pathways is to increase the engagement and success rates of first time in college minority male students at Wake Tech, by way of mentoring through exposure to academic, social and career-based activities and opportunities.

Goals

To address and increase the progression and completion rates of minority male students.

Objectives

Increase the progression of first-year minority male students. Increase minority male utilization of campus resources and services through deliberate and intentional interactions between students and the campus community.

Target Population

The Minority Male Success Initiative is designed to enhance the educational success of all minority males currently enrolled in the NC Community College System.  The target group for the 2018-19 academic year includes all incoming first-year minority male students attending any of the 58 North Carolina community colleges. 

The Minority Male Success Initiative: A Redesign

Beginning with the 2016-17 academic year, the NC Community College System (NCCCS) redesigned the Minority Male Mentoring Program to more closely align with student success initiatives currently taking place throughout the system.  This new model is designed to strengthen minority male student outcomes by encouraging participation and collaboration among student participants and institutional departments.  To help achieve the stated goal, the NCCCS is seeking for colleges to make a three-year commitment to assess and enhance the student success outcomes of minority male students. The primary reasons for the redesign are to:

  1. Increase student success
  2. Maximize student and campus participation
  3. Increase program effectiveness and efficiency