Enhanced by Partnerships.

DirectConnect to UCF efforts are enhanced by the partnership work with the many College Access Initiatives.

Steering Committee

Chief student affairs officers and chief academic officers of all seven institutions meet quarterly to prioritize goals and to drive the agenda for the annual College Access Summit


Consortium Academic Coordination Committee (CACC)

Chief academic officers from each partner institution meet regularly to review regional academic program needs and plans with focus on additional baccalaureate degree offerings so that there is consensus on program development.

College Access Summit

Administrators, faculty, advisors, and staff convening annually for the College Access Summit, which serves as key opportunities for UCF and partnering institutions to develop new and improved means of academic curricular coordination and preparation for transfer students.


UCF Success Coaches

Providing cohesive student services whereby UCF Success Coaches are embedded at the state college locations, and work jointly
with the state college advisors to offer seamless advising, services, and support to students preparing to transfer to UCF.

Curriculum Alignment

Faculty from partner institutions meeting each term to align curriculum in STEM disciplines (Mathematics & Statistics, Engineering and Computer Science, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry) and have added new disciplines including, Writing and Rhetoric, Theatre, Accounting, and Economics. The goal is to synchronize core content and ensure that the competencies gained by students are sufficient for their successful progress in the next level course at any consortium member institution, with the ultimate goal of earning a UCF bachelor’s degree.


Data Sharing

Institutional researchers and knowledge management professionals from our partner institutions monitor, share, and facilitate data needs for program development, assessment, and as a means to develop narratives of our partnership efforts. This year we developed a data dashboard for all partners to access.


Resource Development

Grant writing professionals from our partner institutions work together to identity and secure funding from external resources in support of or common priorities. A joint philanthropy initiative produced an endowment that provides scholarships to DC students.


Enrollment Services

Enrollment services teams work on specialized services to streamline the pathway, including reverse transfer, sharing graduation lists, and admissions information opportunities.


Workforce Development

Representatives from our partner institutions, along with a representative from CareerSource Florida, serve to conduct, collect, review, and analyze labor market demand data to develop an informed database of current and projected regional employer needs for an associate and bachelor degree prepared workforce.