No one needs to convince you that education changes lives. You’re already there, committed to and knowledgeable about improving student success and helping your postsecondary institution become more equitable and accessible to all. You’re on a transformation journey — maybe you’re at the start or facing a crossroad — and you’re looking for guidance, collaboration, and inspiration. This site provides you with a set of tools, methods, and resources that build around the shared values of institutions working to narrow the attainment gap and to improve student outcomes.Let’s dive in!
Where do we start?
Igniting the conversation
Transforming your institution to better serve students can feel like an insurmountable challenge, but everyone has to start somewhere. Here’s help in starting a conversation about change at your institution.Learn more
Who needs to be involved?
Assembling and aligning a team
Transformation needs an owner, but it’s a team sport. Here’s help for considering the roles, voices, and individuals needed when thinking about transformational change.Learn more
Where are we going?
Prioritizing transformational efforts
Colleges and universities have a lot going on. Here’s help for assessing and making choices about student success initiatives at your institution.Learn more
How do we get there?
Building buy-in and moving forward
Institutional silos and poor communication can leave people feeling left out from transformational efforts. Here’s help for gaining traction and enthusiasm around change within your institution and community.Learn more
This site meets you where you are. It offers flexible resources, tools, and methods to prepare, plan, and prioritize your institution’s efforts, from organizational redesigns and resource allocation (and reallocation) to alignment of support functions. The activities pull from shared values that keep student success front and center. They help you and your team establish a process for continuous evaluation and improvement.
It’s about getting all students, regardless of race, gender, age, and income level, credentials that both matter and inspire. What you’ll find on this site has been backed by four years of research and multiple partnerships with educators, intermediaries, and a mix of two- and four-year regional comprehensive institutions working with limited budgets and serving diverse populations.
Institutions may be the unit of change, but change happens through the transformation of individuals. When people embrace a creative, problem-solving approach, the team gains a flexible mindset that’s willing to work with others and accept relatively fixed resources as an opportunity for innovation, entrepreneurship, and efficiency.