Tools & Resources

CTC creates evidence-based, cost-effective, and user-friendly resources that support colleges and universities in creating more equitable learning environments for all students. We work with practitioners and partner organizations to ensure CTC-designed programs and interventions are accessible and easy to implement. We also publish a variety of learning resources illustrating how findings from our research can be applied in real-world settings. To receive updates on new CTC publications, please sign up for our newsletter.

‘How You Say It Matters: A Toolkit for Improving Communications about Academic Standing’ is a free resource available on the edX platform for colleges and universities to help them design probation notification materials that are attuned to students' experiences and concerns. Ongoing research indicates that psychologically attuned language can help students feel more supported by their school and empowered to reach out for help.

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The Student Experience Project (SEP) Practices Library is a collection of evidence-based, field-tested resource guides outlining practical approaches that instructors can use in their courses to: promote engagement, increase equity in students’ experiences of their learning environments, and support academic success. The SEP Practices Library was developed by CTC, with feedback and collaboration from university partners, for the Student Experience Project, and can be used as a standalone resource, or in combination with other SEP tools.

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CTC's Social-Belonging Intervention is available to four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. through the Project for Education Research that Scales (PERTS). This online program allows schools to easily deliver a standard version of the Social-Belonging Intervention to incoming first-year students, helping buffer against threats to their sense of belonging in the transition to college. Participating schools receive a summary report in the Fall sharing key insights from student responses.

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The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus placed unprecedented strain on colleges and universities, as educators and administrators everywhere worked to support students through this global pandemic. CTC provided these resources to help instructors and administrators support their students during times of crisis. While these resources were initially created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the principles and recommendations included throughout can be applied to other periods of uncertainty or transition.

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