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
North Carolina Community College System SuccessNC (MS Word, 82KB) Achievement Gap Closure, Basic Skills, Career Pathways, Developmental or Remedial Education, Mentoring, Modular Curriculum, STEM, Transfer and Articulation
North Carolina Central University NCCU Partnership and Community Engagement (MS Word, 57KB) Accelerated Learning, Degree Attainment, Retention, Underrepresented Students
New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities (NJASCU) The Operation College Promise (OCP) Creating Environment for Veteran Success Model (MS Word, 152KB) Career Pathways
Mount Ida College YOU’RE ALMOST THERE PROGRAM: The Learning Circle/TRIO Program (MS Word, 37KB) Affordability, Degree Attainment
Midlands Technical College Improving Academic Success for At-Risk Two-Year College Students (MS Word, 116KB) Developmental or Remedial Education, Learning Communities, Retention, Student Services
Miami Dade College Part-Time Basic Recruit Training Program (PDF, 283KB) Adult Education, Career Pathways, Non-Traditional Age Students, Part-Time Students
Miami Dade College Criminal Justice Academics (PDF, 283KB) Career Pathways, Certificate Attainment, Employer Partnership, Learning Assessment
Miami Dade College Electrical and Computer Engineering (MS Word, 41KB) Active Learning, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Education, Enhanced Discovery Based Learning, Experiential Learning, Spiral Curriculum, Spiral Learning
Metropolitan State College of Denver Academic Vital Signs Program: Turning Health Care Center Medical Visits into Referral Opportunities for At-Risk Students (MS Word, 57KB) Retention
Metro Academies Increasing College Completion Through a Redesign of the First Two Years of College (MS Word, 81KB) Block Scheduling, Degree Attainment, Learning Communities, Persistence, Retention, STEM, Student Services, Time to Degree, Transfer and Articulation, Underrepresented Students
MDRC Emergency Financial Aid Programs (MS Excel, 59KB) Data Collection or Use, Degree Attainment, Improving Achievement, Student Services, Underrepresented Students
MDRC Enhanced Academic Counseling for Community College Students (PDF, 53KB) Degree Attainment, Improving Achievement, Persistence, Retention, Student Services
MDRC Integrating Student Support Services and Academic Instruction at Community Colleges (PDF, 89KB) Achievement Gap Closure, Improving Achievement, Learning Communities, Persistence, Student Services
MDRC Introducing Student Services in the Classroom (PDF, 98KB) Basic Skills, Data Collection or Use, Developmental or Remedial Education, Mentoring, Part-Time Students, Retention, Student Services
MDRC Peer Mentoring (PDF, 57KB) Degree Attainment, Developmental or Remedial Education, Improving Achievement, Mentoring, Student Services
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
MDRC Success Courses for Students on Academic Probation (PDF, 82KB) Adult Education, Degree Attainment, Improving Achievement, Persistence, Personalized Instruction, Retention
MDRC Developmental Summer Bridge Programs (PDF, 102KB) Accelerated Learning, Basic Skills, Developmental or Remedial Education, Student Services, Time to Degree
MDRC Learning Communities (PDF, 66KB) Degree Attainment, Developmental or Remedial Education, Improving Achievement, Learning Communities, Persistence, Retention
Madison Area Technical College (Madison College) Patient Care Pathway Program (MS Word, 217KB) Career Pathways, Degree Attainment, Developmental or Remedial Education