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
Valencia College Improving Achievement, Retention, Underrepresented Students
Valencia College Transfer and Articulation, Student Services, Degree Attainment
Valencia College Student Success, Student Services, Advising
Virginia's Community Colleges Productivity, Student Services
Virginia's Community Colleges Time to Degree, Cost Saving, Productivity
Virginia's Community Colleges Assessment Technology, Career Pathways, Degree Attainment, Digital Materials, Skill Assessments, Transfer and Articulation
Virginia's Community Colleges Adult Education, Career Pathways, Certificate Attainment, Cost Saving, Degree Attainment, Industry-Recognized Credentials, Job Placement, Non-Traditional Age Students
Virginia's Community Colleges Degree Attainment, Digital Materials, Online Teaching and Learning, Virtual Environment, Web-Based Learning
West Virginia University Underrepresented Minorities, Rural Healthcare, Pipeline Program, Increasing Graduation Rates, Healthcare Education, First Generation College Bound
Western Connecticut State University Degree Attainment, STEM
Western Kentucky University (WKU) Degree Attainment, Learning Communities
Western Kentucky University (WKU) Degree Attainment, Retention
Western Kentucky University (WKU) Advising, Data Collection or Use
Western Kentucky University (WKU) Mentoring
Western Kentucky University (WKU) Retention, Data Collection or Use
Wheelock College Retention, Learning Communities, First-Year Students, First-Generation College Students, Field Experience, Community Engagement
Whittier College Degree Attainment, Improving Achievement, Learning Communities, Persistence, Retention, Student Services
Whittier Union High School District Career Pathways, Underrepresented Students
Young Harris College Improving Achievement
Youngstown State University Learning Communities, Mentoring, Underrepresented Students