A Guide to Major U.S. College Completion Initiatives
As the focus of policymakers has shifted from college access to college completion in recent years, numerous initiatives have surfaced in an effort to meet President Obama’s goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020. “A Guide to Major U.S. College Completion Initiatives,” a new policy brief from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, provides an overview of the diverse array of projects related specifically to improving postsecondary attainment across the country. The brief argues that coordination of completion activities is essential to avoid duplication of efforts and “initiative fatigue” and warns that access goals must not be abandoned since attainment rates will not improve without a commitment to educational opportunities for everyone. The brief further argues that long-term planning is necessary to sustain completion efforts once funding for specific initiatives comes to an end.
- Measures of Student Success (hollymccracken.wordpress.com)