John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

Gateways to Completion® (G2C®)


G2C is a three-year effort to help institutions address high failure rates in gateway courses through self-study, dashboards, and predictive analytics. The Gardner Institute is currently accepting applications for participation in the G2C 2014-15 cohort.


Foundations of Excellence®

Now more than ever in challenging economic times, your campus needs a strategic action plan for the critical beginning college experience. Foundations of Excellence® will yield a new vision for enhanced learning and retention of first-year and transfer students as well as priorities for resource allocation.

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Seven Principles of Good Practice for Student Success Partnerships

The Gardner Institute is pleased to announce the release of “Seven Principles of Good Practice for Student Success Partnerships.” These seven principles were developed collaboratively by participants at the November 2012 Academic and Student Affairs Leaders’ Institute sponsored by the Gardner Institute.


A National Survey: Enhancing Student Success and Retention

National Survey imageThe final report is available for a national survey, launched and completed in Fall 2010, to investigate the prevalence and characteristics of initiatives to enhance student success across the undergraduate experience in four-year institutions. Click here to view the survey instrument. A parallel two-year survey was launched in Fall 2012 with support from Ellucian and Starfish Retention Solutions, and the report from this survey will be available in Spring/Summer 2014.