Student Success

AAC&U seeks to advance student success through highly engaged, high-impact educational practices that advance liberal education outcomes. AAC&U advocates for providing to all students more purposeful pathways from school to and through college, no matter the student's chosen program or major, no matter the degree—all leading to essential learning outcomes. AAC&U’s work on student success is rooted in long-standing commitments to diversity, equity, and quality of learning.   AAC&U projects help campuses make transformational changes as our best hope to achieve the promise of truly democratic liberal education.

Campus Models and Case Studies

Faculty Development for Student Success at Bronx Community College

Faculty Development for Student Success at Bronx Community College

Colleges and universities often have some form of first-year orientation to help both students and faculty become acquainted with the institution and learn about basic logistical procedures and key... Read More
The Power of Intentionality: Cal State Fullerton's Strategic Approach to Ensuring Equity

The Power of Intentionality: Cal State Fullerton's Strategic Approach to Ensuring Equity

In recent years, calls for disruption in higher education have orbited around the seductive nucleus of technology—particularly massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other “unbundled” online... Read More

Developing the Next Generation of Leaders at Women's Colleges

When Sweet Briar College announced its plans to close in March 2015, some pundits pronounced the event a long-awaited inevitability. “By many measures, today's women are flourishing in higher... Read More

Collaborating for Transfer Student Success at Mount Wachusett Community College and Fitchburg State University

A positive trend in recent years has been the move by many colleges and universities toward integrated curricula through which students forge connections between general education and the major and... Read More

Supporting Contingent Faculty for Better Learning Environments at Virginia Tech

Approximately half of the faculty members teaching in the English department at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) work off the tenure track. Most of those non-tenure... Read More
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