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
LaGuardia Community College Retention, Modular Curriculum, Job Placement, Contextualized Learning, Certificate Attainment, Affordability, Adult Education, Accelerated Learning
Kentucky State University Retention, Degree Attainment, Cost Saving
California State University, Fresno Retention, Degree Attainment
City University of New York (CUNY) Momentum Points, Degree Attainment, Data Collection or Use, Community of Practice, Time to Degree, Skills Assessment, Community Engagement, Open Educational Resources
Western Kentucky University (WKU) Advising, Data Collection or Use
Northeastern University Underrepresented Students, Retention, Persistence, Improving Achievement, Degree Attainment
Sam Houston State University Degree Attainment
Flathead Valley Community College Job Placement, Data Collection or Use
Buffalo State College Retention
California State University, Long Beach Mentoring, Learning Communities, Retention
CUNY York Retention, Degree Attainment
California State University, Long Beach Retention, Degree Attainment
Western Kentucky University (WKU) Degree Attainment, Learning Communities
Northeast Alabama Community College Technology-Enabled Learning, Retention, Improving Achievement, Web-Based Learning, Online Teaching and Learning, Mentoring, Digital Materials, Non-Traditional Student, Blended Learning, Degree Attainability, Persistence
Irvine Valley College Developmental or Remedial Education, Degree Attainment, Course Articulation, Cost Saving, Basic Skills
Austin Peay State University Achievement Gap Closure
MDRC Degree Attainment, Student Services, Improving Achievement, Persistence, Retention
MDRC Degree Attainment, Student Services, Improving Achievement, Data Collection or Use, Underrepresented Students
Miami Dade College Spiral Learning, Spiral Curriculum, Experiential Learning, Enhanced Discovery Based Learning, Engineering Education, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Active Learning
Eastern Connecticut State University/Quinebaug Valley Community College Underrepresented Students, Retention, Degree Attainment, Mentoring