• Student Success

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    AASCU’s Student Success programs are dedicated to promoting student success through the use of evidence-based solutions and interventions. By fostering a cooperative community of learning, our programs bring together campus teams from across the country to share knowledge about programs and practices that advance student success. We invite you to learn more about our work by visiting the links below.

    • Student Success Equity Intensive : The Student Success Equity Intensive (formerly the Transformation Accelerator Cohort,) funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is specifically for institutions committed to student success and closing equity gaps for Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and low-income students.

      This two-year cohort experience accelerates transformation by providing specific and customized support so that institutions can make data-informed decisions to close equity gaps and achieve student success goals for Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and low-income students. For more information about participating, please visit:  gfpsc.org/aascu.

    • Frontier Set: The Frontier Set is a national collaborative of colleges and universities whose purpose is to identify, understand, and share what works to accelerate student success, particularly for low-income and first generation students, students of color, and working adults.

    • Postsecondary Value Commission: The commission proposes a new approach for measuring the value of education after high school and recommends actions college and university leaders, state and federal policymakers, and students and families can take to improve those returns and make them more equitable. AASCU President Mildred García served as commission co-chair. Read the final report, its recommendations, and AASCU’s Board Chair Chuck Welch’s call to action to AASCU members.

    • Re-Imagining the First Year of College: Working with a group of 44 AASCU institutions from across the country, Re-Imagining the First Year of College (RFY) seeks to identify and test a series of programs, strategies and tools that will increase retention rates and success for first-year students.  

    • Transfer Pathways : AASCU is part of a national consortium of organizations working to build better transfer pathways between two-year and four-year institutions.

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