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
Northeast Alabama Community College Enhancing Student Engagement with Technology (MS Word, 33KB) Blended Learning, Degree Attainability, Digital Materials, Improving Achievement, Mentoring, Non-Traditional Student, Online Teaching and Learning, Persistence, Retention, Technology-Enabled Learning, Web-Based Learning
Northeast Alabama Community College Learners in Transition Program (MS Word, 41KB) Achievement Gap Closure, Adult Education, Career Pathways
Northeast Alabama Community College Pathway for Achieving Student Success (PASS) (MS Word, 37KB) Career Pathways, Degree Attainment
Northeastern University Foundation Year: Redesigning the First Year of College for First Generation and Non-Traditional Students (MS Word, 152KB) Degree Attainment, Improving Achievement, Persistence, Retention, Underrepresented Students
Northwest Missouri State University Northwest Missouri State University Student Employment Career Pathing Program (MS Word, 94KB) Degree Attainment, Earn and Learn, Retention
Parkland College Center for Academic Success (MS Word, 291KB) Improving Achievement, Mentoring, Student Services
Paul Smith's College Beyond Retention: Supporting Student Success, Persistence, and Completion Rates through a Technology-based, Campus-wide, Comprehensive Student Support Program (MS Word, 811KB) Early Alert Program, Early Identification, Improving Achievement, Integrative Technologies, Predictive Modeling, Retention, Student Success, Time to Degree
Portland Community College Student Support Services and Talent Search (MS Word, 57KB) Student Services
Reid State Technical College RSTC Adult and General Education Programs (MS Word, 66KB) Adult Education, Developmental or Remedial Education
Rhode Island College Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities (MS Word, 188KB) Achievement Gap Closure, Mentoring, Underrepresented Students
Sam Houston State University FORWARD: A Program for Former Foster Youth, Orphans, and Wards of the Court (MS Word, 119KB) Degree Attainment
San Francisco State University ACES: Advocates for College Education Success: A Program for Reentry Students (MS Word, 66KB) Retention, Underrepresented Students
Shirley Ware Education Center (SWEC) and the SEIU UHW-West and Joint Employer Education Fund (the Education Fund) Health Career Upgrade and Success Through Educational Preparation (STEP) (PDF, 152KB) Career Pathways, Certificate Attainment, Degree Attainment, Employer Partnership, Healthcare, Incumbent Workers, Industry-Driven Competencies, Industry-Recognized Credentials, Job Placement
simSchool Simulation-based Teacher Education (MS Word, 160KB) Digital Materials, Online Teaching and Learning, Simulations
Single Stop US Providing Single Stop Services (PDF, 432KB) Degree Attainment, Retention, Student Services, Transfer and Articulation
South Seattle Community College (SSCC) TRIO Student Success Services (SSS) (MS Word, 61KB) Improving Achievement, Student Services
Southern Vermont College Pipelines into Partnership (MS Word, 913KB) Achievement Gap Closure, Degree Attainment, Underrepresented Students
St. Ambrose University New Student Seminar and MAP-Works© (PDF, 278KB) Career Pathways, Data Collection or Use, Mentoring, Persistence, Retention
St. Petersburg College My Bridge to Success (PDF, 590KB) Basic Skills, Developmental or Remedial Education, STEM
Syracuse University TRIO Student Support Services at Syracuse University (MS Word, 66KB) Student Services