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
Kaplan University Prior Learning Assessment (PDF, 389KB) Adult Education, Competency-Based Learning, Data Collection or Use, Degree Attainment, Non-Traditional Age Students, Prior Learning Assessment, Retention, Tuition Reduction
Alverno College Professional Assistance Program (MS Word, 32KB) Achievement Gap Closure, Basic Skills, Cognitive Tutors, Developmental or Remedial Education, Personalized Instruction
Alverno College Promise Scholars Program (MS Word, 32KB) Advising, Degree Attainment, Mentoring, Underrepresented Students
Single Stop US Providing Single Stop Services (PDF, 432KB) Degree Attainment, Retention, Student Services, Transfer and Articulation
Georgia State University Retention and Graduation Program for Underrepresented Students (MS Word, 53KB) Achievement Gap Closure, Data Collection or Use, Degree Attainment, Improving Achievement, Mentoring, Retention, Underrepresented Students
Columbus State University Retention, Progression, and Graduation Plan (MS Word, 483KB) Persistence, Retention
Reid State Technical College RSTC Adult and General Education Programs (MS Word, 66KB) Adult Education, Developmental or Remedial Education
Virginia's Community Colleges Shared Services Distance Learning (MS Word, 74KB) Degree Attainment, Digital Materials, Online Teaching and Learning, Virtual Environment, Web-Based Learning
Howard Community College Silas Craft Collegians Program (MS Word, 39KB) Degree Attainment, Improving Achievement, Learning Communities, Mentoring, Retention
simSchool Simulation-based Teacher Education (MS Word, 160KB) Digital Materials, Online Teaching and Learning, Simulations
Florida State College at Jacksonville SIRIUS Academics (MS Word, 33KB) Cost Saving, Digital Materials, Online Teaching and Learning
Whittier College Sophomore and Junior Student Retention Through Special Interest Housing Communities (MS Word, 41KB) Degree Attainment, Improving Achievement, Learning Communities, Persistence, Retention, Student Services
Howard Community College Step UP (MS Word, 34KB) Mentoring, Retention
Georgia Gwinnett College Strategies for Success (MS Word, 111KB) Data Collection or Use, Mentoring, Retention
Drake University Strategies to Increase Postsecondary Success (MS Word, 61KB) Degree Attainment, Improving Achievement, Learning Communities, Mentoring, Persistence, Personalized Instruction, Retention
Bottom Line Strategy to Increase Postsecondary Success (MS Word, 156KB) Degree Attainment, Mentoring
Indiana University Kokomo Student Success Tuition Discount Program (MS Word, 33KB) Cost Saving, Degree Attainment, Retention
Portland Community College Student Support Services and Talent Search (MS Word, 57KB) Student Services
University at Buffalo Student Support Services Program at the University at Buffalo (MS Word, 49KB) Student Services
University of Georgia Studying Abroad Increases the Likelihood of Timely College Completion (MS Word, 37KB) Data Collection or Use, Learning Assessment, Time to Degree