Promising Practices

AASCU member campuses are taking charge for a better tomorrow. Read and share what your colleagues around the country are doing to make a difference. Click the button to tell your own compelling story.

Reimagining Postsecondary Education

These Promising Practices focus on five key areas outlined by the Postsecondary Value Commission:

  • Equalize access to increase postsecondary value
  • Remove affordability as an impediment to postsecondary value
  • Eliminate completion gaps and strengthen post-college outcomes to ensure postsecondary value
  • Improve data to expose and address inequitable postsecondary value
  • Promote social justice by providing equitable postsecondary value

Quick Tip

Check out our Presidential PVC Task Force Talking Points to help guide engaging conversations about your institution’s Promising Practices.

Washington State University Tri-Cities

Academy Helps Faculty Address Equity Gaps Among Students

Washington State University (WSU) Tri-Cities in Richland, Washington, is a leading public research institution with a focus on energy, environment, and agriculture that delivers career-connected learning and innovative research to address economic and social challenges. To remediate the equity gaps that historically minoritized, first-generation, and female students have experienced in postsecondary education, WSU Tri-Cities established […]

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Washington State University Tri-Cities

Building Community Through Collaboration

A university connects its students to each other, faculty and staff, and the campus community at large through a dynamic, inviting building where academic and social engagement are welcomed and encouraged.

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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Casting a Wide Net of Support

When it comes to equalizing access to and affordability of postsecondary education, success hinges on developing a broad base committed to the cause

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Colorado State University – Pueblo

Creating a College-Bound Culture for Underserved High School Students

To make higher education more accessible, this university partnered with area school districts to create centers that helped high school students from communities of color as well as first-generation students negotiate the application process and increase enrollment in universities and college.

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Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Developing Career-Ready and Community-Minded Students Is the Mays Center Mission

The Mays Center for Experiential Learning and Community Engagement provides enhanced learning opportunities and access to resources and relationships in order to develop students into career-ready and community-minded graduates. Whether you are a student, faculty or staff member, alumni, a nonprofit community partner, or an employer looking to recruit talent for your organization, the Mays Center for Experiential Learning and Community Engagement has something for you.

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Northern Arizona University

Expanding Opportunity Through Greater Access

This university in the Southwest is articulating a transparent message of affordability and accessibility to students in underrepresented communities through its tuition-free initiative and admissions pilot program.

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