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.

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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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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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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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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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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