Getting Involved

Student success is everyone’s business! Completing the Dream gives you an opportunity to launch an innovative strategy that will increase the number of students who complete their developmental coursework requirements, enroll and succeed in gateway courses, complete the courses they take with a grade of “C” or better, persist from one term to the next, and/or attain a certificate or degree.

Your good ideas can become Completing the Dream innovations, and you are invited to submit applications to the CTD Lead Team.

Download a Completing The Dream application

Download the Criteria for Evaluation of CTD Applications


  • Applications open Oct. 1, 2014.
  • Applications are due by Nov. 14, 2014 via email to Applicants should submit a scanned file with signatures.
  • Applicants will be notified of a decision regarding their applications in mid-December, 2014.
  • Any questions regarding the application and the application process should be directed to

Interested applicants may choose to attend an Application Workshop to find out more information about CTD. (Attending a workshop is not required.) Application workshops are scheduled for:

  • 2-3 p.m. Oct. 7, room 2623, TCC Northeast Campus
  • 2-3 p.m. Oct. 16, MSU 214 East Lounge, TCC Metro Campus
  • 1-2 p.m. Oct. 21, board room, TCC Southeast Campus
  • 2-3 p.m. Oct. 29, I-238, TCC West Campus

Benefits of Participating in CTD:

  • Support for innovations
  • Vetting for feasibility of implementation
  • Guided research support
  • Sense of security to try something new
  • College-wide awareness and collaboration for new approaches to promoting student success
  • College-wide resources

A successful application will include the following criteria:

  • State an innovation that clearly addresses student barriers to success and demonstrates that the innovation is likely to significantly increase student persistence or completion.
  • Provide sufficient data to suggest the need for this innovation.
  • Describe a service that does not exist at TCC.
  • Explain the significant potential to affect the total target population when the innovation reaches full scale.
  • Show significant potential to affect students other than the target population.
  • Describe how the innovation clearly supports TCC's specific Strategic Plan goals/objectives.
  • Explain how the innovation clearly targets a specific at-risk population of students.
  • Show that innovation costs are low relative to the likely impact on student persistence and degree completion.