ACE Welcomes Five Institutions to Third Learner Success Lab Cohort
October 03, 2022

ACE is excited to welcome five institutions to the third cohort of the Learner Success Laboratory (LSL). This year's cohort is entirely composed of open-access institutions and minority-serving institutions, which serve as critical drivers of social and economic mobility in their communities.

The LSL is part of a suite of Transformation Labs offered by ACE to guide colleges and universities through a structured strategic planning process to better serve today's learners and prepare for the future of higher education. Participants will work over a period of about 18 months to integrate evidence-based practices for persistence and completion, life design and career exploration, and workforce skills development, ultimately producing a comprehensive strategy for learner success. ​

“As institutions continue to move through a COVID-endemic world, the need for supporting all learners has never been greater and the ways to do so have forever changed," said Lindsey Myers, LSL director. "The participants in this year's Lab truly embody a commitment to implementing evidence-based strategies for learner success, and I am excited to see all that these institutions will accomplish."

The third cohort will participate in an Oct. 14 kickoff meeting where they will meet each other, ACE staff, and the expert lab advisors who will guide them through the transformative experience. Additional highlights in the first year of the Lab include initial site visits and a milestone meeting in spring 2023.

The members of the third cohort are:

  • CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College
  • Portland State University
  • Roxbury Community College
  • Southern University at Shreveport
  • University of Cincinnati, Clermont College

Applications for Cohort Four will open in early 2023.