Access and Success
Changemaker Profile: Kristen Glasener and Shakima M. Clency, Kessler Scholars Collaborative
ATI interviewed Kristen Glasener and Shakima Clency, national directors of the Kessler Scholars Collaborative, on how their comprehensive cohort model advances first-generation access and success.
Improving Clarity in Financial Aid Offers: Content & Design Recommendations for Transparent Student Communications
The American Talent Initiative spotlights the financial aid offer, providing strategies and resources for institutions seeking to use this tool to clearly communicate the cost of college to students.
Seven Practices for Building Community and Student Belonging Virtually
ATI’s latest practice brief outlines a set of seven practices that institutions can adopt to ensure students…
Incorporating Equity into Fall Reopening Plans
Earlier this summer, Ithaka S+R began aggregating colleges’ plans for re-opening campuses in Fall 2020…
Realizing the Promise of Mutually Beneficial Partnerships Between CBOs and Colleges
One day last summer, amid campus tours, academic enrichment programs, and preparations for the fall…
Better Together: Expanding Access and Opportunity through College-CBO Partnerships
The American Talent Initiative and College Greenlight present a three-stage partnership framework outlined in this report that institutions and CBOs can use to ensure that more students from underrepresented backgrounds enter and thrive at selective colleges and universities.
Engaging and Supporting Prospective Students
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the typical college admissions experience.
COVID-19: Incorporating the Student Perspective into Institutional Decision-Making
Over the past month, higher education has faced unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
How do Test-Optional or Test-Flexible Policies Affect Access and Opportunity?
A growing number of institutions have adopted or are considering test-optional or -flexible policies in recent years.
Supporting Postsecondary Access and Success for Rural Students
The American Talent Initiative (ATI), a coalition of high-graduation-rate colleges and universities committed to enrolling and graduating…
Growing the American Talent Initiative: Increasing Access and Opportunity for Lower-Income Students
In December 2016, Ithaka S+R, in collaboration with the Aspen Institute and with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies…
Finding Funds to Support Student Access and Success: Ithaka S+R’s First Strategy Paper for the American Talent Initiative
There is ample evidence that low- and moderate-income students with the talent to earn admission thrive…
Funding Socioeconomic Diversity at High Performing Colleges and Universities
With finite budgets and multiple priorities, institutions limit the funds they allocate to need-based aid and other…