down Go Back to Our Ideas Report/Research How States Can Accelerate Community College Innovation by Supporting Faculty Leadership Full Reportright At a Glance States are recognizing that a critical next step in increasing community college completion rates is building support among faculty for reform efforts. This publication highlights three key ways that states can help institutions deepen the engagement of adjunct and full-time faculty in reforms. Published may. 01, 2012 Contributor David Altstadt Director Topics Developmental Education Students Postsecondary Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via Email States wrestling with the challenge of increasing community college student completion rates recognize that a critical next step is building support among faculty for reform efforts. Empowering faculty to take a substantive role in informing policy decisions, while also supporting pedagogical and curricular changes in their classroom, has proven to be a successful strategy employed by several states.This JFF publication highlights three key ways that states can help institutions to deepen the engagement of adjunct and full-time faculty in high-priority, completion-focused reforms and marks the progress of 11 states toward following these steps:Step 1. Nurturing Faculty Leadership in Policymaking: Enlist faculty on state-level committees and research projects charged with recommending policy and programmatic changes.Step 2. Nurturing Faculty Development in the Classroom: Expand the availability of professional development to prepare faculty for the need to teach differently.Step 3. Nurturing Faculty Capacity to Use Data: Help faculty make better use of data on student outcomes to inform classroom practices and state policies.