The Guide for Postsecondary Changemakers provides institutions and other collaborators with transformation related tools, methods, and resources. These have been developed by higher ed field stakeholders with support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This site and its assets are stewarded by Humanitae Advisors.
The perspectives, definition, framework and ideas about institutional transformation on this site reflect research, collaborations, and investment over many years.
These past collaborations with institutions and intermediaries from across the United States are represented by two efforts that have additional resources for your reference.
The first was with a set of nine community colleges called ‘Completion by Design’ and a subsequent effort involved 29 varied institutions and state systems called ‘The Frontier Set.’
The examples and scenarios from the institutions represented on this site are from the Frontier Set. They are a blend of two-year community colleges and four-year colleges and universities (2Y4Y). Additional research was done with Research 1 (R1) universities.
These examples represent a certain point in time; additional insights and resources from the Frontier Set can be found on a site dedicated exclusively to that work.
The Frontier Set is a select group of high-performing, high-potential colleges, universities, state systems, and supporting organizations that are committed to eliminating race, ethnicity, and income as predictors of student success by transforming how they operate.
A summary of observed practices and “good ideas” from institutions that are making progress in narrowing attainment gaps and increasing student success. Contains synthesized learnings, hypotheses, and common threads found in successful approaches at large research institutions serving diverse populations.
A summary of observed practices and “good ideas” from institutions that are making progress in narrowing attainment gaps and increasing student success. Contains synthesized learnings, hypotheses, and common threads found in successful approaches at 2- and 4-year, regional comprehensive institutions working with limited budgets and serving diverse populations.
Completion by Design documents the transformation experiences, starting in 2011, of nine diverse two-year colleges that set out to remove barriers and increase student success and credential completion.