More than 100 Anne Arundel Community College students agreed to commit to completing their degrees or certificates at a Commit to Complete Call to Action at the college April 18.
Students read aloud their pledge to perform specific tasks to achieve their academic goals, such as seeking academic advising and coming to class prepared. College administrators pledged to provide support for students’ efforts and to stress the value of attaining their educational goals.
Sponsored by the college’s Student Association and Phi Theta Kappa Omicron Theta chapter, the event included:
- A large sign-up sheet for students to sign the Commit to Complete pledge;
- Information on academic and financial support, such as scholarships and tutoring programs;
- Staff on hand to run program audits to determine the credits individual students still need to complete their degrees or certificates.
The Commit to Complete is just one part of the AACC’s Student Success 2020 initiative, launched in December 2009, to help more students be more successful and to double the number of degrees, certificates and workforce credentials earned by 2020.
The Commit to Complete pledge originated with the national Phi Theta Kappa organization, but individual chapters and colleges are embracing the idea.