Mission Statement

The mission of the Center for Postsecondary Success (CPS) is to provide support for, and foster collaboration among, those who are interested in conducting research on student success in postsecondary education, and to identify and evaluate institutional, state, and federal policies and programs that may serve to improve student success.

Goals and Objectives

The overall goal of the CPS is to foster a culture and create a structure where researchers, policy makers, and practitioners can come together to find solutions to address issues facing postsecondary success through rigorous and timely research and evidence-based policy and practice.  The CPS’s primary goal is to:

Collaborate with key constituencies in the local community (e.g., FSU), in the state of Florida, and in the United States to identify and improve the conditions for postsecondary success.

Given that goal, the major objectives of the CPS include:

  1. Produce top quality and policy-relevant research;
  2. Be receptive to changing policy initiatives at the local, state, and federal level regarding postsecondary success;
  3. Contribute to educational policies, innovations and initiatives conducive to postsecondary success;
  4. Establish collaborative research teams, both at FSU and in the larger research community;
  5. Prepare the next generation of researchers and scholars; and
  6. Obtain the necessary external funding to accomplish these goals and objectives.
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