Best Practice Categories

Our online program manual contains practices developed by GEAR UP and TRIO professionals that work for their students.  Select from the submenu on the right for practice categories. At the top is a link to the last published directory of these practices.

We offer two types of practices. The first are those that have undergone external evaluation and were approved by an expert panel. They are called "best practices" Following those are practices offered "as is". They have been successfully used by TRIO professionals with their programs.

If you have items to contribute to this clearinghouse, send them to as a PDF or Word document.

This website is useful. I found ten practices for serving first-generation college students. I also looked at one on teaching writing. It’s easy to pick and choose which practices you want to find out more about. I also like how the best practices offered included very detailed information about implementation.
— Staff member at Lewis & Clark Community College (IL)