Student-centric Practices

Colleges and universities that put students at the center of institutional practices, decision-making, and resource allocation have greater success in helping students reach their academic goals, whether that is earning a credential, transferring to a four-year institution, or achieving a bachelor’s degree.

We support institutions that are designing and implementing practices that prioritize equity, student needs, and a seamless journey from high school into postsecondary and through to B.A. completion.

Our work in this area focuses on:

  • Redesigning course and program experiences so that students can make timely progress along the path to earning a degree.
  • Improving the coordination between education institutions so that program pathways are efficient and students feel encouraged and supported to advance on their educational path from high school to community college to university.
  • Encouraging integrated, holistic student support systems—including counseling and financial aid—that better understand and meet student needs.