Community of Practice

The purpose of this community of practice is to generate knowledge and evidence about practices that best serve our students. Through our Community of Practice, we seek to learn together utilizing shared research, evaluation, and data to increase equity and educational opportunity leading to college success for low-income, first-generation students and individuals with disabilities.


Community members see research, evaluation, and evidence-supported practices as crucial to improving the success of college access and success programs.

Members believe that knowledge, strategies, and practices developed in the many successful programs around the country should be documented and shared with the larger community of college access and success professionals. Finally, this community hopes to learn about sharing effective, innovative methods for evaluating the success of each program. As one of the COE-sponsored online communities, this community of practice facilitates the sharing of ideas, network, and connect institutions better to support our students’ academic access and success.


Postsecondary Education Opportunity Newsletter

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The PEO newsletter is your guide to all things related to postsecondary education. Authored by Tom Mortenson, a renowned expert in the field, this newsletter brings you insightful analysis, thought-provoking articles, and comprehensive research on critical topics shaping higher education today. Register to access PEO data today and unlock a world of knowledge, inspiration, and opportunity.

Why should you subscribe to the PEO newsletter?

  1. In-depth Analysis: Gain a deep understanding of the complex issues surrounding postsecondary education. Tom Mortenson’s meticulous research and analysis will help you navigate the ever-evolving landscape and make informed decisions.
  2. Comprehensive Coverage: The PEO newsletter covers a wide range of topics, including access, equity, affordability, enrollment, student success, and more. Whether you’re an educator, policymaker, administrator, or passionate advocate, you’ll find valuable insights tailored to your interests.
  3. Expert Perspective: Benefit from Tom Mortenson’s wealth of knowledge and experience gained through decades of work in the field. His expert perspective will challenge your thinking, spark new ideas, and inspire you to drive positive change in the realm of postsecondary education.
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