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
Shirley Ware Education Center (SWEC) and the SEIU UHW-West and Joint Employer Education Fund (the Education Fund) Job Placement, Industry-Recognized Credentials, Industry-Driven Competencies, Incumbent Workers, Healthcare, Employer Partnership, Degree Attainment, Certificate Attainment, Career Pathways
League/1199SEIU League Training and Upgrading Fund Career Pathways, Employer Partnership, Learning Communities, Non-Traditional Age Students, Time to Degree, Transfer and Articulation, Underrepresented Students, Cohort Classes
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Underrepresented Students, Skill Assessments, Retention, Persistence, Mentoring, Civil Engagement
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Underrepresented Students, STEM, Improving Achievement, Data Collection or Use, Civic or Community Engagement
Illinois Education Foundation Transfer and Articulation, Student Services
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
EduGuide Improving Achievement, Mentoring, Virtual Environment
Trinity Washington University Basic Skills, Developmental or Remedial Education, STEM
MDRC Student Services, Learning Communities, Achievement Gap Closure, Improving Achievement, Persistence
MDRC Basic Skills, Developmental or Remedial Education, Mentoring, Part-Time Students, Retention, Data Collection or Use, Student Services
Northeast Alabama Community College Achievement Gap Closure, Career Pathways, Adult Education
MDRC Degree Attainment, Developmental or Remedial Education, Improving Achievement, Learning Communities, Persistence, Retention
Trinity Washington University Retention, Persistence, Learning Communities, Improving Achievement
Elgin Community College Student Success Course, Professional Development, Learning Communities, First-Year Experience, Developmental Education
Boston College Improving Achievement, Mentoring, Underrepresented Students
Crafton Hills College STEM, Learning Communities, Developmental or Remedial Education
Valencia College Student Success, Student Services, Advising
Forsyth Technical Community College Student Services, Retention, Orientation, Mentoring, Digital Materials
University of Wisconsin - Stout Basic Skills, Achievement Gap Closure, Blended Learning