Summarizes a meeting hosted by the U.S Department of Education with college campus leaders from across the nation to discuss the issue of racial harassment on campuses and to identify solutions for fostering supportive and inclusive educational environments.
Summarizes the efforts of the Obama Administration in enhancing access and affordability of postsecondary education through its investments in financial aid, particularly in the form of Pell Grants. Building on this progress, the Administration is calling for new investments in the federal Pell Grant Program.
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.
Describes the role of evaluation in program planning and implementation for alcohol and other drug and violence prevention programs; skills, expertise, qualifications, and experience to look for when seeking an evaluator; incentives for the evaluator; questions to ask when considering an evaluator; and how to network to find the right evaluator.
Recognizes selected programs that are making a positive difference in the educational achievement of Latino students in higher education. Although these programs do not serve Latino students exclusively, data demonstrate that they have been successful with this population.
Describes the only national effort to recognize evidence-based practices that accelerate Latino student success in higher education. The resource recognizes programs that are intentionally serving Latino students across four levels: Associate, Baccalaureate, Graduate, and Community-Based Organizations. Over 14 years, Excelencia has recognized over 300 programs across the country that work for Latino students.
Provides examples of successful, evidence-based programs that address student alcohol and drug use and have been implemented at institutions across the country. The guide emphasizes that the most effective approaches to college substance use must be tailored to the culture and particular challenges faced by each campus community.
Provides those interested in prevention at colleges and universities with a ready reference of current, important, and available information resources. This bibliography reflects that much has been published providing a greater understanding of how alcohol and other drugs and violence problems develop, and describing promising theories and practices for preventing and reducing those problems.