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.

Arkansas State University System

Arkansas State University System

Using Online Programming to Increase Transfers to Universities

This university system created a vigorous online program that mainly serves nontraditional and underrepresented students, particularly individuals who are seeking to transfer to a four-year institution and who live and work hours away from a university.

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California State University, Stanislaus

Creating a Revolving Door of Opportunity

Through Project Rebound, Stanislaus State is helping to demonstrate how higher education can transform the lives of formerly incarcerated individuals so they can become productive and positive members of the community.

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California State University, Stanislaus

Increasing Graduation Rates by Meeting Students’ Basic Needs

Mounting evidence of how food, housing, and financial insecurities are impacting student graduation rates spurred this university into action. It created a program that responds to students’ basic needs, resulting in more students completing their degree journeys.

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Central State University

Boosting Reenrollment With Holistic Academic Strategy

After learning that declining reenrollment was linked to rising rates of academic probation and academic suspension, this university created a program that offers a success skills course, peer mentorship, and academic support to help students achieve good standing and complete their degree journeys.

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Chicago State University

Growing a Stronger Community From High School Through Career Placement

This university is investing in its surrounding community with a comprehensive program that supports and enriches underrepresented students from dual-enrollment courses in high schools to holistic programs and scholarships in college to career placement in positions with sustainable wages upon graduation.

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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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