Promising and Practical Strategies to Increase Postsecondary Success RSS

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
Eastern Connecticut State University Retention, Advising
Georgia College Learning Communities, Retention, Career Pathways
Florida State University Retention, Advising, Data Collection or Use
University of Texas at El Paso STEM, Retention, Degree Attainment
Southern Vermont College Achievement Gap Closure, Degree Attainment, Underrepresented Students
MDRC Degree Attainment, Student Services, Improving Achievement, Pay-for-Performance, Persistence, Retention, Tuition Reduction, Data Collection or Use
City College of CUNY Community of Practice, Student Services, Improving Achievement, Student Leadership, Mentoring, Persistence, Retention, STEM
MDRC Degree Attainment, Developmental or Remedial Education, Student Services, Improving Achievement, Mentoring
Rhode Island College Achievement Gap Closure, Mentoring, Underrepresented Students
Madison Area Technical College (Madison College) Developmental or Remedial Education, Degree Attainment, Career Pathways
Northeast Alabama Community College Degree Attainment, Career Pathways
Miami Dade College Adult Education, Career Pathways, Non-Traditional Age Students, Part-Time Students
Virginia's Community Colleges Adult Education, Career Pathways, Certificate Attainment, Cost Saving, Degree Attainment, Industry-Recognized Credentials, Job Placement, Non-Traditional Age Students
Northwest Missouri State University Earn and Learn, Retention, Degree Attainment
University of Delaware Technology-Enabled Learning, Real-Time Online Interactions, Online Teaching and Learning, Learning Communities
St. Ambrose University Persistence, Retention, Career Pathways, Mentoring, Data Collection or Use
North Carolina Central University Underrepresented Students, Retention, Degree Attainment, Accelerated Learning
University of Arizona Community of Practice, Improving Achievement, Learning Assessment, Persistence, Retention, Skill Assessments, Student Services
St. Petersburg College Basic Skills, Developmental or Remedial Education, STEM
University of Detroit Mercy Modular Curriculum, Persistence, Retention, STEM