Campus-Based Practices for Promoting Student Success: Effective Pedagogy

This research brief examines cooperative or collaborative learning involving small groups of students, problem-based learning, service learning, mastery learning, and computer-based instruction. 

Determinants of Student Success: An Integrative Perspective to Orient Policy and Practice

This research brief elaborates three social-psychological factors that influence student success during college: goal commitment, academic engagement, and social identification. 

Advancing Postsecondary Opportunity, Completion, and Productivity

MHEC’s annual report of performance indicators is intended to facilitate an assessment of the postsecondary education system in your state. The report, Advancing Postsecondary Opportunity, Completion, and Productivity: Essential Performance Indicators for Indiana and Selected Peer States, contains three categories of indicators. In the first category, Target Outcomes, the indicators assess progress towards the key goal of increasing the number of people who enroll in college and complete a high-quality degree as efficiently as possible. The second section, Leverage Points, provides indicators relevant to intermediate outcomes associated with postsecondary degree production, including academic preparation, affordability, and institutional effectiveness. The final section, Policy Instruments, focuses on some of the system resources and policies needed to influence leverage points and target outcomes.