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Center for Innovation in Postsecondary Education

Building Trusting, Lasting Relationships
Pairing Partners with Service and Product Excellence
Creating Equitable Student Success and Institutional Transformation

The Center for Innovation in Postsecondary Education (CIPE) serves community colleges, universities, postsecondary partners, employers and community partners to improve graduation rates and workforce outcomes for first-generation, under-represented, and low-income students. CIPE unifies the work of its partner communities to provide maximum benefit for participating institutions and the students they serve.

CIPE assists higher education institutions in becoming more student-centered and equity focused. CIPE catalyzes change among postsecondary institutions in digital teaching and learning, student advising, developmental education, student pathways, and capacity building, among other topics. Focusing on these objectives improves student outcomes and eliminates disparities, particularly among Black, Latino/a/x, and Indigenous students and students from low-income backgrounds.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Academic Advising Redesign
  • Active Research
  • Capacity Building
  • Cohort Management
  • Continuous Quality Improvement (Process Mapping)
  • Facilitation
  • Goal Setting
  • Relationship Building
  • Storytelling
  • Student Success Initiatives
  • Strategic Thinking/ Strategic Doing
  • Technical Assistance
  • Workforce Development