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The ACE It Mission

The ACE it program supports Brazosport College’s mission for student success. Through a structured and collaborative mentoring relationship, students will become empowered to take responsibility for developing their education and career goals.

The ACE It Story

ACE it was created as part of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) initiative that began in 2013 at Brazosport College. The QEP Committee was appointed to research:

  • Student outcome data
  • Student achievement data
  • College processes and practices

This research was done in order to identify the college's major opportunities to improve the quality of student learning and student success at Brazosport College.

This data was collected through various methods including: 

  • Student sticky wall question/answer boards
  • Town halls
  • Focus groups
  • Online surveys

The message soon became clear: Brazosport College student learning and achievement would be increased by an expansion in educational advising, communication, and student support systems.

From this, the framework for ACE it emerged.

The ACE It Timeline

In early 2016, ACE it was appointed a director, Sasha Tarrant, who co-chaired the QEP Committee. During the next few months, an administrative professional and five part-time dedicated ACE it coaches were hired and then trained in the QEP.

Fall 2016: 17 faculty and staff were trained as ACE it coaches.

Spring 2017: ACE it piloted the program with the first group of students and ACE It coaches.

Summer 2017: The ACE it team focused on evaluating experiences during the pilot and redesigned portions of the ACE it process and much of the coach training.

Fall 2017: ACE it Coach training was suspended after Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston metropolitan area. The ACE It team focused on supporting students and colleagues impacted by the flood and fine-tuning the training during this time.

Spring 2018: 36 additional faculty and staff were trained as ACE it coaches.

The program has continued to grow. As of Fall 2022, Brazosport College has over 130 trained ACE it coaches on campus to assist the hundreds of students in the ACE it program. 

Contact Us

ACE It Department

Sasha Tarrant
Director ACE It

Susan Lancaster
ACE It Coordinator

Jo Greathouse
Dean, Student Services

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