John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

Gateways to Completion (G2C) helps you create and subsequently implement an evidence-based plan for improving student learning and success in high-enrollment courses that have historically resulted in high rates of failure and/or unsatisfactory progress.

Success in foundation level courses, for example: accounting, math, chemistry, biology and writing and rhetoric, is a direct predictor of retention. G2C will guide and provide you and your institution with the tools you need to make a difference in these students’ lives.

Developed with insight of a distinguished National Advisory Committee, our customizable course reconceptualization process can include the Teaching and Learning Academy, the Analytics Collaborative or our recommended Comprehensive approach.

Teaching and Learning Academy

You and your colleagues will join us for face-to-face and virtual dialog to study, learn and apply promising practices, engaging pedagogies and implement discipline tracks to improve gateway courses at your institution.

Analytics Collaborative

Our historic and predictive analytics include the tools needed to make a difference. We will share evidence-based, successful national models and research that will guide the process. Your institute will also engage in a readiness survey that will help determine the specific needs of your faculty, students and staff.


Our recommended comprehensive approach includes both the Teaching and Learning Academy and the Analytics Collaborative. In addition, your institution will engage in a course/cross-course transformation study and planning process. You’ll attend the Gateway Course Experience Conference and participate in the G2C Community of Practice meetings. There you will network with like-minded institutions and reflect on and shape the body of scholarship on gateway course success.

Meet the G2C Founding Institutions.

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