Complete College America (CCA) is committed to being a bold voice in the higher education space elevating critical conversations that both actively and passively impact college completion. We find ourselves at a time when the need for these conversations has reached a heightened level of importance. As a convener of thought leaders, CCA's On the Air podcast provides access to the most innovative and effective higher education leaders and advocates through candid conversations.
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The Three-Year Bachelor's Degree - A New Model From NewU University
CCA president Yolanda Watson Spiva is joined by NewU founder and president, Stratsi Kulinski, to discuss the three-year bachelor's degree program model, lessons learned in its development, the founder's aspirations for scaled student success, and more.
Want To Care for Students' Mental Health? Start with Your Colleagues
The Self Care Doc, Dr. Rae Lundy, joins CCA’s Meacie Fairfax in the final episode of our mental health series to discuss a sorely needed campus-based culture shift - supporting faculty, staff, and administrators' mental health care. Dr. Lundy explores how this internal change can trickle down and inform the work and care we must deliver to our students. They also discuss the 8 areas of wellness and how to incorporate the Surgeon General's 5 aspects of a mentally healthy workplace.
How to Create Psychological Safety: Campus-Wide Applications of Trauma-Informed Strategies
Wiley College’s AVP of Student Health Counseling and Wellness, Dr. Rae Lundy, joins CCA’s Meacie Fairfax in episode 2 of our mental health series to discuss trauma-informed campus strategies. Dr. Lundy shares how embracing and elevating trauma-informed leaders institutions can embed a much-needed culture of psychological safety, active listening, skilled practitioners, and leadership who understand and examine the pivotal role individuals, institutions, and technology play in supporting the mental health needs of the campus community.
Is Your Campus’ Approach to Mental Health Outdated?
Wiley College’s AVP of Student Health Counseling and Wellness, Dr. Rae Lundy, joins CCA’s Meacie Fairfax to discuss how administrators, faculty, staff, and the larger community can come together to support the mental health needs of students in and outside of the classroom. Dr. Lundy points out the dangers of using a reactive approach to mental health and discusses ways to embed mental health in the culture and to further bolster student success outcomes.
Student Success at Henderson State University
CCA President Dr. Yolanda Watson Spiva is joined by Henderson State University Chancellor, Dr. Charles Ambrose, to discuss his tenure, challenges faced in higher education leadership, and the great work that Henderson State University is doing to bolster student success as a public institution.
When You've Seen One Rural College... You've Seen One Rural College
CCA Strategy Director Brandon Protas is joined by Dr. Gregg Busch, President/CEO of Mesalands Community College; Dr. Kate Mahar, Dean of Innovation and Strategic Initiatives at Shasta College, and Dr. Kathie Stromile Golden, Provost/Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs and the Executive Director of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists at Mississippi Valley State University, which is an HBCU, to speak on rural colleges and the students, experiences, and culture around them.
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