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
California State University, Northridge Thriving and Achieving Program (TAP) (MS Word, 41KB) Achievement Gap Closure, Degree Attainment, Retention
Cape Cod Community College College Reading and Study Skills Embedded in Learning Communities (MS Word, 37KB) Learning Communities, Retention
City College of CUNY Peer-led Team Learning (MS Word, 147KB) Community of Practice, Improving Achievement, Mentoring, Persistence, Retention, STEM, Student Leadership, Student Services
City University of New York (CUNY) College Now (MS Word, 66KB) Accelerated Learning, Achievement Gap Closure, Basic Skills, College Transition, Data Collection or Use, Developmental or Remedial Education, Dual Enrollment, Underrepresented Students
City University of New York (CUNY) Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) (MS Word, 78KB) Accelerated Learning, Block Scheduling, Data Collection or Use, Degree Attainment, Developmental or Remedial Education, Improving Achievement, Persistence, Retention
City University of New York (CUNY) At Home in College Program (MS Word, 57KB) College Transition, Developmental or Remedial Education, Persistence, Retention, Underrepresented Students
City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate NYC! College Readiness & Success (MS Word, 57KB) Community Engagement, Community of Practice, Data Collection or Use, Degree Attainment, Momentum Points, Open Educational Resources, Skills Assessment, Time to Degree
Coconino Community College CCC2NAU a Degree Closer (MS Word, 78KB) Affordability, Cost Saving, Degree Attainment, Dual Degrees, Persistence, Retention, Time to Degree, Transfer and Articulation
College Forward College Forward Supports (MS Word, 68KB) Digital Materials, Mentoring, Student Services
College Possible College Possible Coaching (MS Word, 55KB) Mentoring, Student Services
Columbus State University Retention, Progression, and Graduation Plan (MS Word, 483KB) Persistence, Retention
Crafton Hills College Left Lane Project (MS Word, 41KB) Developmental or Remedial Education, Learning Communities, STEM
CUNY York First-Year Experience (FYE) Program (MS Word, 53KB) Degree Attainment, Retention
CUNY York Virtual Advisement (MS Word, 160KB) Advising, Efficiency, Student Services
DeVry University Advantage Academy (MS Word, 389KB) Career Pathways, Cost Saving, Underrepresented Students
Drake University Strategies to Increase Postsecondary Success (MS Word, 61KB) Degree Attainment, Improving Achievement, Learning Communities, Mentoring, Persistence, Personalized Instruction, Retention
Eastern Connecticut State University Predictive Analytics to Target Appropriate Resources to At-Risk Students (PDF, 190KB) Advising, Retention
Eastern Connecticut State University/Quinebaug Valley Community College Eastern Connecticut State University/Quinebaug Valley Community College Dual Enrollment Program (MS Word, 41KB) Degree Attainment, Mentoring, Retention, Underrepresented Students
EduGuide Increasing Successful Interventions Through Online Mentoring (MS Word, 801KB) Improving Achievement, Mentoring, Virtual Environment
Elgin Community College Learning Communities Impact (MS Word, 41KB) Developmental Education, First-Year Experience, Learning Communities, Professional Development, Student Success Course