Title: Advancing Evidence-Based Interventions for College Completion: Insights from the FIPSE Postsecondary Student Success Program
Date and Time: Thursday, June 1st, 2:00-3:30 pm ET
Target Audiences: Mid-level leaders and student success practitioners at colleges and universities, particularly those from urban and/or minority-serving institutions.
Format: Zoom Webinar. Register Here!
Event Description: In August 2022, the United States Department of Education announced the creation of the Postsecondary Student Success grant program to help institutions of higher education address college completion challenges. The Department’s first awards under this program provide nearly $5 million in support to HBCUs, MSIs, and community colleges that are investing in evidence-based reforms that increase postsecondary retention, transfer, and completion. The Department received an additional $45 million in funding in the FY23 budget to expand the program to serve more students. This webinar will feature a panel of leaders from several of the funded institutions as well as the U.S. Department of Education. Leaders will share how they developed their interventions, their plans for implementation, and lessons learned thus far. Webinar participants will also learn about how the field is defining “evidence-based” and how to generate different types of evidence that meet rigorous standards. Finally, participants will learn about future opportunities for collaboration, insights into the next round of funding, and technical assistance in advance of the next funding announcement. This webinar is hosted by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and The Institute on College Access & Success (TICAS), with support from Arnold Ventures.
- Beatriz Ceja-Williams, Senior Director of Institutional Services, U.S. Department of Education
- Bridgette Cram, Interim Vice President for Innovative Education and Student Success, Florida International University
- Denver Malcom Key, Assistant Vice President for Student Development, Claflin University
- Nemeka Mason, Program Officer, Postsecondary Student Success Program, U.S. Department of Education
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