Acronyms can be useful sometimes. Let’s mint a new one, TAASOLC, see Fig 1. Next describe what TAASOLC means and tell a thread of a story. Continue by describe a solution with a list of quantifiable action items, based on community engagement models, for solving an education problem and a community development problem. The problem is increasing the number of students successfully completing a third level institute and (this conjunction is essential) at the same time gradually improving standards. The best way of getting the community engaged with a college, and a new 21st century Irish university, is to increase the number of success stories of all graduates, especially local ones, and to provide a pathway to lifelong employment and well as lifelong learning while doing what it can to eliminate poverty in the communities around the constituent campuses of the TUD.
"A Model for Improving Student Completion Rates in the TUD based on Competency Based Learning modules that improve ACRES and TAASOLC,"
The ITB Journal:
2, Article 7.
Available at: http://arrow.dit.ie/itbj/vol15/iss2/7