Minority-Serving Institutions-Models of Success Program
IHEP serves as the key intermediary organization for the Lumina Foundation for Education’s Minority-Serving Institutions(MSI)-Models of Success Program. The program began in November 2010 and will conclude in October 2013. Seeking to dramatically increase college completion, especially among first-generation students, low-income students and students of color, the Lumina MSI-Models of Success program is partnering with over 25 MSIs and other organizations to improve and document increased postsecondary attainment. Participating institutions and organizations embrace a collective MSI success agenda.
There are five objectives of the MSI-Models of Success program:
- To improve the capacity of MSIs to collect, analyze and use data to inform decisions that will promote student success.
- To create a collective voice for policy advocacy on behalf of MSIs.
- To strengthen policy and practice to improve developmental education.
- To increase MSIs' commitment to transparency and effectiveness in improving student learning outcomes.
- To increase the postsecondary completion of traditionally underserved students, especially men of color.
Lumina Foundation’s MSI-Models of Success program includes nine multi-institutional and organizational grantees. IHEP, is an independent, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to access and success in postsecondary education around the world.
As key intermediary for the initiative, IHEP provides technical assistance and support for the eight other grantees through convening annual grantee meetings, coordinating consultant support for the grantees, and documenting project success.
As part of the process, IHEP also assists with the documentation and dissemination of the project findings to inform the higher education success policy agenda at the institutional, state, and federal levels. Over the grantee period, IHEP will release several briefs to highlight multiple grantees, situating their project work for state policymakers, and when relevant federal and institutional leaders.
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