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
Eastern Connecticut State University Predictive Analytics to Target Appropriate Resources to At-Risk Students (PDF, 190KB) Advising, Retention
Georgia College Pre-Nursing Residential Learning Community (MS Word, 61KB) Career Pathways, Learning Communities, Retention
Florida State University Practical Steps to Improving Retention and Graduation Rates (MS Word, 1.4MB) Advising, Data Collection or Use, Retention
University of Texas at El Paso Plus Two Peer-Lead Team Learning for Large Introductory STEM Classes (MS Word, 470KB) Degree Attainment, Retention, STEM
Southern Vermont College Pipelines into Partnership (MS Word, 913KB) Achievement Gap Closure, Degree Attainment, Underrepresented Students
MDRC Performance-Based Scholarships: Paying Students for Academic Performance (PDF, 114KB) Data Collection or Use, Degree Attainment, Improving Achievement, Pay-for-Performance, Persistence, Retention, Student Services, Tuition Reduction
City College of CUNY Peer-led Team Learning (MS Word, 147KB) Community of Practice, Improving Achievement, Mentoring, Persistence, Retention, STEM, Student Leadership, Student Services
MDRC Peer Mentoring (PDF, 57KB) Degree Attainment, Developmental or Remedial Education, Improving Achievement, Mentoring, Student Services
Rhode Island College Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities (MS Word, 188KB) Achievement Gap Closure, Mentoring, Underrepresented Students
Madison Area Technical College (Madison College) Patient Care Pathway Program (MS Word, 217KB) Career Pathways, Degree Attainment, Developmental or Remedial Education
Northeast Alabama Community College Pathway for Achieving Student Success (PASS) (MS Word, 37KB) Career Pathways, Degree Attainment
Miami Dade College Part-Time Basic Recruit Training Program (PDF, 283KB) Adult Education, Career Pathways, Non-Traditional Age Students, Part-Time Students
Virginia's Community Colleges On Ramp (MS Word, 78KB) Adult Education, Career Pathways, Certificate Attainment, Cost Saving, Degree Attainment, Industry-Recognized Credentials, Job Placement, Non-Traditional Age Students
Northwest Missouri State University Northwest Missouri State University Student Employment Career Pathing Program (MS Word, 94KB) Degree Attainment, Earn and Learn, Retention
University of Delaware Nfoshare - A Social Networking Learning Platform (MS Word, 74KB) Learning Communities, Online Teaching and Learning, Real-Time Online Interactions, Technology-Enabled Learning
St. Ambrose University New Student Seminar and MAP-Works© (PDF, 278KB) Career Pathways, Data Collection or Use, Mentoring, Persistence, Retention
North Carolina Central University NCCU Partnership and Community Engagement (MS Word, 57KB) Accelerated Learning, Degree Attainment, Retention, Underrepresented Students
University of Arizona My Wildcat Track (MS Word, 82KB) Community of Practice, Improving Achievement, Learning Assessment, Persistence, Retention, Skill Assessments, Student Services
St. Petersburg College My Bridge to Success (PDF, 590KB) Basic Skills, Developmental or Remedial Education, STEM
University of Detroit Mercy Modular Math (MS Word, 57KB) Modular Curriculum, Persistence, Retention, STEM