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
Forsyth Technical Community College Student Services, Retention, Orientation, Mentoring, Digital Materials
Flathead Valley Community College Job Placement, Data Collection or Use
Irvine Valley College Developmental or Remedial Education, Degree Attainment, Course Articulation, Cost Saving, Basic Skills
LaGuardia Community College Retention, Modular Curriculum, Job Placement, Contextualized Learning, Certificate Attainment, Affordability, Adult Education, Accelerated Learning
Madison Area Technical College (Madison College) Developmental or Remedial Education, Degree Attainment, Career Pathways
Miami Dade College Spiral Learning, Spiral Curriculum, Experiential Learning, Enhanced Discovery Based Learning, Engineering Education, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Active Learning
Northeastern University Underrepresented Students, Retention, Persistence, Improving Achievement, Degree Attainment
Mount Ida College Degree Attainment, Affordability
Elgin Community College Student Success Course, Professional Development, Learning Communities, First-Year Experience, Developmental Education
Trinity Washington University Retention, Persistence, Learning Communities, Improving Achievement
Trinity Washington University Underrepresented Students, Technology-Enabled Learning, Learning Assessment, Developmental Education, Competency-Based Learning, Achievement Gap Closure, Accelerated Learning
University of Alaska Anchorage STEM
University of Georgia Time to Degree, Learning Assessment, Data Collection or Use
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
Valencia College Transfer and Articulation, Student Services, Degree Attainment
Valencia College Student Success, Student Services, Advising
West Virginia University Underrepresented Minorities, Rural Healthcare, Pipeline Program, Increasing Graduation Rates, Healthcare Education, First Generation College Bound
Wheelock College Retention, Learning Communities, First-Year Students, First-Generation College Students, Field Experience, Community Engagement
San Francisco State University Underrepresented Students, Retention