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
Drake University Learning Communities, Retention, Personalized Instruction, Persistence, Mentoring, Improving Achievement, Degree Attainment
Bottom Line Mentoring, Degree Attainment
Indiana University Kokomo Retention, Degree Attainment, Cost Saving
MDRC Adult Education, Degree Attainment, Improving Achievement, Persistence, Personalized Instruction, Retention
University of Wisconsin - Stout Basic Skills, Achievement Gap Closure, Blended Learning
Lynn University Curriculum
Kaplan University Data Collection or Use, Tuition Reduction, Retention, Prior Learning Assessment, Non-Traditional Age Students, Degree Attainment, Competency-Based Learning, Adult Education
Governors State University Affordability, Degree Attainment, Dual Degrees, Persistence, Retention, Time to Degree, Transfer and Articulation, Tuition Reduction, Underrepresented Students
Western Kentucky University (WKU) Mentoring
California State University, Northridge Degree Attainment
California State University, Northridge Retention, Degree Attainment, Achievement Gap Closure
California State University, Long Beach Retention, Data Collection or Use, Underrepresented Students
University of South Florida Degree Attainment, Student Services, Learning Communities, Multidisciplinarity, Persistence, Retention, Technology-Enabled Learning, Underrepresented Students
California State University, Long Beach Student Services
CUNY York Advising, Efficiency, Student Services
University of West Alabama STEM
Alverno College Degree Attainment, Freshman Seminar, Retention
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Achievement Gap Closure, Community of Practice, Learning Communities, Multidisciplinarity, Persistence, Retention, Technology-Enabled Learning, Underrepresented Students
Midlands Technical College Developmental or Remedial Education, Student Services, Learning Communities, Retention
Metro Academies Block Scheduling, Degree Attainment, Student Services, Learning Communities, Persistence, Retention, STEM, Time to Degree, Transfer and Articulation, Underrepresented Students