Promising and Practical Strategies to Increase Postsecondary Success
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In January 2012, the Secretary of Education invited submissions about promising and practical strategies, practices, programs, and activities that have improved rates of postsecondary success, transfer, and graduation. In September 2012, the Department of Education (ED) invited a second round of submissions, which added to this growing compendium of knowledge about promising practices. On this page, you can find the submissions from institutions and organizations that responded to both of these invitations. ED hopes that this information will be of interest to others in situations similar to those described in these submissions.

As noted in the Request for Information, ED will continue to review and post additional responses on a regular basis. Please refer back to this page for announcements of future submission deadlines. See the Federal Register notice for information on how to submit.

Organization Name Tags
Albion College Academic Success Program (PDF, 504KB) Improving Achievement, Retention
Alverno College "Ways of Learning" Freshman Seminar (MS Word, 33KB) Degree Attainment, Freshman Seminar, Retention
Alverno College Professional Assistance Program (MS Word, 32KB) Achievement Gap Closure, Basic Skills, Cognitive Tutors, Developmental or Remedial Education, Personalized Instruction
Alverno College Promise Scholars Program (MS Word, 32KB) Advising, Degree Attainment, Mentoring, Underrepresented Students
Austin Peay State University Degree Compass - A Course Recommendation System Using Predicted Academic Performance (MS Word, 82KB) Data Collection or Use
Austin Peay State University Enhanced Mathematics - A Co-requisite Approach to Developmental Mathematics (MS Word, 78KB) Achievement Gap Closure
Boston College Learning to Learn (MS Word, 37KB) Improving Achievement, Mentoring, Underrepresented Students
Bottom Line Strategy to Increase Postsecondary Success (MS Word, 156KB) Degree Attainment, Mentoring
Brandman University Dual Model of Academic Advising and Faculty Mentoring (PDF, 270KB) Community of Practice, Degree Attainment, Industry-Driven Competencies, Mentoring, Non-Traditional Age Students, Retention
Buffalo State College First-Year Student Success and Retention: Making Achievement Possible (MS Word, 311KB) Retention
California State University Monterey Bay Collaborative Alliance for Postsecondary Success (MS Word, 82KB) Basic Skills, Competency-Based Learning, Developmental or Remedial Education, Habits of Mind, Improving Achievement, Underrepresented Students
California State University, Fresno Academic and Student Affairs Partnership: Improving Latino Graduation and Retention Rates (MS Word, 53KB) Advising, Degree Attainment, Retention
California State University, Fresno Graduation Rate Initiative (MS Word, 53KB) Degree Attainment, Retention
California State University, Long Beach Faculty Development for Student Success (MS Word, 53KB) Degree Attainment, Retention
California State University, Long Beach VET NET Ally Seminar (MS Word, 70KB) Student Services
California State University, Long Beach Academic Advising Interventions to Ensure a Timely Graduation (MS Word, 49KB) Advising, Degree Attainment, Retention
California State University, Long Beach Curricula Review to Ensure a Timely Graduation (MS Word, 49KB) Degree Attainment, Retention
California State University, Long Beach First-Year Learning Communities and Mentoring (MS Word, 70KB) Learning Communities, Mentoring, Retention
California State University, Long Beach Use of Data to Support Student Success (MS Word, 49KB) Data Collection or Use, Retention, Underrepresented Students
California State University, Northridge The SuperSenior Project (MS Word, 53KB) Degree Attainment

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