Strives to improve student success on a substantial scale by asking colleges to engage in holistic, sustainable institutional change. Achieving the Dream's Institutional Capacity Framework is a comprehensive approach to addressing the emerging needs of the field to improve success results for all students, especially low-income students and students of color.
Provides research to understand the effects of career and technical education (CTE) on student outcomes. The CTE Research Network seeks to meet this need by increasing the number of CTE impact studies and strengthening the capacity of the field to conduct and use rigorous CTE research.
Describes the quickly changing landscape of higher education. Contains a blog post sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education that facilitates questions and community input about quality assurance during times of innovation and transition.
Describes an initiative which seeks to boost college access and completion, particularly for underserved students, by engaging faculty in the redesign of courses and degree programs through the replacement of proprietary textbooks with open educational resources.
Acts as the nation’s first laboratory for translational research aimed at improving equitable outcomes in postsecondary education. The Lab helps to make findings from basic science useful for practical applications that enhance college attainment and human well being throughout the state, and in turn, the nation.
Provides a wealth of handbooks, newsletters, briefs, tutorials, and tools to assist through the twists and turns of program evaluation. Includes information for planning, data collection and analysis, and strategies to share results.
Assists law enforcement agencies across the country in the critical and difficult task of developing and refining law enforcement policy. Contains details about the membership in the International Association of Chiefs of Police, including access to model policies, concepts & issue papers, and a comprehensive research library that houses over 20,000 policies from law enforcement agencies across the country.
Provides information for developing and implementing research-based proven interventions to change the culture of off campus drinking and reduce levels of intoxication and related problems. The website provides toolkits, fact sheets, and general information that can assist colleges and universities in designing campus and community interventions.