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
Emporia State University Civic Engagement: A First-Year Experience Course Connecting Quantitative Reasoning for Undeclared Students (MS Word, 57KB) Retention, STEM
Flathead Valley Community College Flathead Valley Community College-Montana's Department of Labor and Industry Collaboration for Student Employment Information (MS Word, 70KB) Data Collection or Use, Job Placement
Florida State College at Jacksonville SIRIUS Academics (MS Word, 33KB) Cost Saving, Digital Materials, Online Teaching and Learning
Florida State University Practical Steps to Improving Retention and Graduation Rates (MS Word, 1.4MB) Advising, Data Collection or Use, Retention
Forsyth Technical Community College Mandatory New Student Orientation (MS Word, 61KB) Digital Materials, Mentoring, Orientation, Retention, Student Services
Georgia College Pre-Nursing Residential Learning Community (MS Word, 61KB) Career Pathways, Learning Communities, Retention
Georgia Gwinnett College Strategies for Success (MS Word, 111KB) Data Collection or Use, Mentoring, Retention
Georgia State University Retention and Graduation Program for Underrepresented Students (MS Word, 53KB) Achievement Gap Closure, Data Collection or Use, Degree Attainment, Improving Achievement, Mentoring, Retention, Underrepresented Students
Governors State University The Dual Degree Program (MS Word, 66KB) Affordability, Degree Attainment, Dual Degrees, Persistence, Retention, Time to Degree, Transfer and Articulation, Tuition Reduction, Underrepresented Students
Howard Community College Silas Craft Collegians Program (MS Word, 39KB) Degree Attainment, Improving Achievement, Learning Communities, Mentoring, Retention
Howard Community College Step UP (MS Word, 34KB) Mentoring, Retention
Illinois Education Foundation IEF Scholars Program (MS Word, 233KB) Student Services, Transfer and Articulation
Indiana University Kokomo Student Success Tuition Discount Program (MS Word, 33KB) Cost Saving, Degree Attainment, Retention
Irvine Valley College Enhancing Secondary and Postsecondary Articulation for Success in Assessment and Course Completion (MS Word, 57KB) Basic Skills, Cost Saving, Course Articulation, Degree Attainment, Developmental or Remedial Education
Kaplan University Prior Learning Assessment (PDF, 389KB) Adult Education, Competency-Based Learning, Data Collection or Use, Degree Attainment, Non-Traditional Age Students, Prior Learning Assessment, Retention, Tuition Reduction
Kaplan University The Kaplan Commitment (PDF, 300KB) Adult Education, Competency-Based Learning, Degree Attainment, Non-Traditional Age Students, Prior Learning Assessment, Retention, Skill Assessments, Time to Degree
Kentucky State University Green 2 Gold Work Program (MS Word, 90KB) Cost Saving, Degree Attainment, Retention
LaGuardia Community College Green Jobs Training Program (MS Word, 41KB) Accelerated Learning, Adult Education, Affordability, Certificate Attainment, Contextualized Learning, Job Placement, Modular Curriculum, Retention
League/1199SEIU League Training and Upgrading Fund Health Careers College Core Curriculum (MS Word, 381KB) Career Pathways, Cohort Classes, Employer Partnership, Learning Communities, Non-Traditional Age Students, Time to Degree, Transfer and Articulation, Underrepresented Students
Lynn University "The Dialogues of Learning" Curriculum (MS Word, 41KB) Curriculum