Publications

2012
Research Report/Policy Brief

This policy brief provides recommendations on immediate steps colleges can implement to improve their schools and increase retention and completion rates for single mothers who are students.

2012
Program Guide/Curriculum

A toolkit to help colleges and universities assess their provision of services and supports to non-traditional and parenting students, and to make plans for improvements.

2012
Case Study/Promising Practice

Eastern Illinois University's Student Success Center offers a broad array of intensive services, both virtual and in-person, to students who are struggling academically.

2011
Research Report/Policy Brief

This policy brief focuses on six key areas in which federal and state policy changes could result in increased retention and graduation rates for single-parent students.

2011
Case Study/Promising Practice

Harper College's Rita & John Canning Women's Program has successfully helped thousands of at-risk women return to school and find employment.

2011
Case Study/Promising Practice

Black Hawk College's Early Alert program uses close staff coordination and intensive outreach to help more students complete the semester. The program has greatly improved semester completion rates for at-risk students.

2011
Program Guide/Curriculum

A tool advisors can use with students to help them create a plan for achieving their career goals.

2011
Program Guide/Curriculum

Helps advisors better assess student needs and connect them to resources before student challenges become barriers to completion.

2011
Program Guide/Curriculum

Gives students a roadmap for the application process and helps them better prepare for their first session with their advisor, including exploring different careers before they choose a major.

2011
Program Guide/Curriculum

A tool advisors can use with students to help them identify their career networking list, set up informational interviews, and record useful information from those interviews.

2011
Case Study/Promising Practice

Truman College's innovative Incentive Program helps adult education students successfully transition to college-level coursework.

2011
Program Guide/Curriculum

A toolkit to help bridge programs assess current provision of key transition services and plan for improvements.

2009
Research Report/Policy Brief

This policy brief identifies barriers that prevent adult and low-income students from completing college programs, and recommends changes that colleges, state agencies, and policymakers can implement to help more more students succeed.