Promising Practices

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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.

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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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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University of Southern Indiana

Fortifying a Workforce for the Future

Through an intensive initiative that enhances an existing state free-tuition program, this university supports students in middle and high school as they prepare for college to meet the demands of a more dynamic, diverse workforce.

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Washington State University Tri-Cities

Making University Life Fun While Supporting Student Success

A university incentivizes student participation in campus groups, organizations, activities, and events in the hopes of improving retention and graduation rates as well as academic performance among students, particularly first-generation and minority students.

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University of South Carolina Upstate

‘Moving Up’ Students With Push for Career Readiness

This university’s focus on social mobility and a culture of success for all students resulted in a new initiative that pulls together faculty, staff, and employers to concentrate on career readiness to prepare the students for success now and in the future.

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