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John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education
Brevard, North Carolina
The John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education is a nonprofit leader in undergraduate learning and retention. This multi-year grant supports the Institute to work with the Michigan Community College Association and the Michigan Higher Education Student Success Network to form and support the Michigan Gateways to Completion Coalition. This Coalition, made up of eight two- and four-year Michigan colleges and universities, will work to redesign “gateway” courses – large survey courses that many students take as they begin a desired major – to better ensure students success.