Participating Institutions

Over 300 institutions have participated in the Foundations of Excellence® process since its inception in 2003. During phase I, 322 Institutions assisted in the development of the Foundations of Excellence process. Since then, 231 institutions have participated in the comprehensive Foundations of Excellence process. This represents 130 four-year and 101 two-year Institutions. The Gardner Institute gratefully acknowledges all of the institutions for their contributions and commitment to first-year and transfer students.

CURRENT PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS

During the 2011 - 2012 academic year, the Gardner Institute has accepted 8 four-year and 30 two-year institutions that applied for participation in the Foundations of Excellence® process. The current self-study cohort has been named "National Select Institutions" through a competitive application process.

2011-2012 Four-Year National Select Cohort

Institution
State
City University of New York - Queens College (First-Year Focus & Transfer Focus)
NY

Flagler College (First-Year Focus)

FL

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (First-Year Focus)

Canada

Purdue University - Main (First-Year Focus)

IN

Saint John Fisher College (First-Year Focus)

NY
Texas A&M University - Kingsville (Refresh First-Year Focus)
TX

University of Maine at Fort Kent (First-Year Focus)

ME
University of Southern Maine (First-Year Focus & Transfer Focus)
ME

2011-2012 Two-Year National Select Cohort

Institution
State

Ashland Community and Technical College (Transfer Focus)

KY
Big Sandy Community and Technical College (First-Year Focus & Transfer Focus)
KY
Bluegrass Community and Technical College (First-Year Focus & Transfer Focus)
KY
Bowling Green Technical College (Transfer Focus)
KY
Chemeketa Community College (First-Year Focus)
OR
Clackamas Community College (First-Year Focus)
OR

Clatsop Community College (First-Year Focus)

OR
Columbia Gorge Community College (First-Year Focus)
OR
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (Transfer Focus)
KY
Gateway Community and Technical College (First-Year Focus & Transfer Focus)
KY
Hazard Community and Technical College (Transfer Focus)
KY
Henderson Community College (Transfer Focus)
KY
Hopkinsville Community College (Transfer Focus)
KY
Ivy Tech Community College -Central Indiana (First-Year Focus)
IN
Jefferson Community and Technical College District (Transfer Focus)
KY
Kentucky Community and Technical College System (Transfer Focus)
KY

Lane Community College (First-Year Focus)

OR

Linn-Benton Community College (First-Year Focus)

OR

Lone Star College System - Cyfair, Kingwood, and Tomball (First-Year Focus)

TX

Madisonville Community College (Transfer Focus)

KY

Maysville Community and Technical College (Transfer Focus)

KY
North Iowa Area Community College (First-Year Focus)
IA
Northwest Vista College (First-Year Focus)
TX
Owensboro Community and Technical College (First-Year Focus & Transfer Focus)
KY
Somerset Community College (Transfer Focus)
KY
Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (Transfer Focus)
KY
St Philips College/Southwest Campus (First-Year Focus)
TX
Tillamook Bay Community College (First-Year Focus)
OR
Waubonsee Community College (First-Year Focus & Transfer Focus)
IL

West Kentucky Community and Technical College (First-Year Focus & Transfer Focus)

KY


FOUNDING INSTITUTIONS

The following institutions provided national leadership by pilot testing the Foundations of Excellence process. Their advice led to the final version of the Foundational Dimensions®and performance indicators. In gratitude for their assistance, the Gardner Institute has named these campuses "Founding Institutions."

Four-Year Founding Institutions (Pilot 2003 - 2004) *
Each of the following four-year institutions was a member of either the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) or the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), partner organizations in the Foundations of Excellence pilot project in 2003-2004.

Institution State

Augsburg College (CIC)

Minnesota

Aurora University (CIC)

Illinois

Chadron State College (AASCU)

Nebraska

City University of New York, Brooklyn College (AASCU)

New York

City University of New York, Medgar Evers College (AASCU)         

New York

Columbia College (CIC)

South Carolina

Endicott College (CIC)

Massachusetts

Franklin Pierce University (CIC)

New Hampshire

Georgia Southwestern State University (AASCU)

Georgia

Illinois State University (AASCU)

Illinois

Indiana University, Purdue University Indianapolis (AASCU)

Indiana

Indiana Wesleyan University (CIC)

Indiana

Kennesaw State University (AASCU)

Georgia

Madonna University (CIC)

Michigan

Maryville College (CIC)

Tennessee

Marywood University (CIC)

Pennsylvania

Missouri Western State University (AASCU)

Missouri

Nazareth College of Rochester (CIC)

New York

Plymouth State University (AASCU)

New Hampshire

St. Edward's University (CIC)

Texas

State University of New York College at Brockport (AASCU)

New York

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (AASCU)

Texas

University of Charleston (CIC)

West Virginia

University of Wisconsin-Parkside (AASCU)

Wisconsin

* Funded by grants from the Atlantic Philanthropies and Lumina Foundation for Education.

Two-Year Founding Institutions (Pilot 2005-2006)

Institution State

Kennebec Valley Community College    

Maine

Longview Community College

Missouri

Middlesex Community College

Connecticut

Montgomery County Community College

Pennsylvania

Oakton Community College

Illinois

Pellissippi State Technical Community College         

Tennessee

San Jacinto College South

Texas

Spokane Falls Community College

Washington

University of Wisconsin Colleges

Wisconsin

Virginia Highlands Community College

Virginia

PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS (2005-2010)

Institution State
Alvernia University Pennsylvania
Arkansas Northeastern College Arkansas
Arkansas State University Jonesboro Arkansas
Bakersfield College** California

Ball State University

Indiana

Berea College

Kentucky

Bethany College Kansas
Bethune Cookman University Florida
Buena Vista University Iowa

Bridgewater State University   

Massachusetts

Buena Vista University Iowa
Butler Community College Kansas
California Lutheran University California
California State University, Bakersfield** California
California State University, San Marcos California
Centenary College New Jersey New Jersey
Central Maine Community College Maine

Central Michigan University

Michigan

City Colleges of Chicago – Harold Washington College Illinois
City Colleges of Chicago – Harry S. Truman College Illinois
City Colleges of Chicago – Kennedy-King College Illinois
City Colleges of Chicago – Malcolm X College Illinois
City Colleges of Chicago – Richard J. Daley College Illinois
City Colleges of Chicago – Wilbur Wright College Illinois
City Colleges of Chicago – Olive–Harvey College Illinois
City University of New York, Bronx Community College New York
City University of New York, Hostos Community College New York
City University of New York, Lehman College New York
College of Coastal Georgia Georgia
College of Lake County Illinois
College of the Marshall Islands Republic of the Marshall Islands
Columbus State Community College Ohio
Community College of Rhode Island Rhode Island
Coppin State University Maryland
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas* Arkansas
Craven Community College North Carolina

Davenport University

Michigan

Delta State University Mississippi
East Carolina University North Carolina
Eastern Wyoming College Wyoming
Edison State College Florida
El Paso Community College Texas
Eureka College Illinois
Everett Community College Washington

Fairmont State University

West Virginia

Fayetteville State University North Carolina

Florida Southern College

Florida

Framingham State University Massachusetts
Frank Phillips College Texas
Gainesville State College Georgia

Gallaudet University

District of Columbia

Georgia Gwinnett College Georgia

Georgia Southern University

Georgia

Georgian Court University

New Jersey

Goshen College Indiana
Holyoke Community College Massachusetts
Houston Community College Texas

Indiana State University

Indiana

Indiana University Kokomo Indiana

Indiana University- Purdue University Fort Wayne

Indiana

Itasca Community College Minnesota
Kean University New Jersey
Kennesaw State University1 Georgia
Lawrence Technological University Michigan
Leech Lake Tribal College Minnesota
Lincoln Land Community College Illinois
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Lone Star College – Montgomery Texas
Lone Star College-North Harris Texas
Lourdes University Ohio
Madison Area Technical College Wisconsin
Manhattanville College New York
Marquette University Wisconsin
Massachusetts Bay Community College Massachusetts
McHenry County College Illinois
Mercer County Community College New Jersey
Midland University Nebraska
Midwestern State University Texas
Milwaukee Area Technical College Wisconsin
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Minnesota
Minnesota State University-Moorhead Minnesota
Minot State University North Dakota

Missouri Southern State University

Missouri

Morgan State University Maryland

New Mexico State University

New Mexico

Norfolk State University Virginia
North Carolina Central University North Carolina
Northeastern Illinois University Illinois
Northern Illinois University Illinois
Northern Kentucky University Kentucky
Northwest Arkansas Community College Arkansas
Northwest Indian College Washington
Northwest Missouri State University Missouri
Northwood University Michigan
Oakland University Michigan
Ocean County College New Jersey

Ohio University Athens Campus

Ohio

Old Dominion University

Virginia

Ottawa University Kansas
Owens Community College Ohio
Palo Alto College Texas
Pennsylvania College of Technology Pennsylvania
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas* Arkansas
Piedmont Technical College South Carolina
Pulaski Technical College* Arkansas
Purdue University Calumet Indiana

Reinhardt University

Georgia

Rich Mountain Community College * Arkansas
Rock Valley College Illinois
St. Cloud State University Minnesota
St. Cloud Technical and Community College Minnesota
St. Petersburg College Florida
St. Philip's College Texas
Salem State University Massachusetts
Salisbury University Maryland
Shenandoah University Virginia
Sheridan College Wyoming
Skyline College California
Slippery Rock University Pennsylvania
South Texas College Texas
Southern Illinois University Illinois
Southern Oregon University Oregon
State University of New York, Cobleskill New York
State University of New York, Cortland New York
State University of New York, Fredonia New York
State University of New York, Oswego New York
Stony Brook University New York
Suffolk County Community College New York
Texas A&M International University Texas

Texas A&M University Kingsville

Texas

The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College Pennsylvania
Tohono O'odham Community College Arizona
Tompkins - Cortland Community College New York
Universidad Metropolitana Puerto Rico
University of Akron Ohio

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Arkansas

University of Central Arkansas Arkansas
University of Central Missouri Missouri
University of Colorado Denver Colorado
University of North Texas Texas
University of Northern Iowa Iowa
University of South Carolina Upstate South Carolina
University of South Dakota South Dakota
University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College Texas
University of Texas at El Paso Texas
University of Toledo Ohio
University of Washington Tacoma Washington
University of West Georgia Georgia
Utah Valley University Utah
Valencia College Florida
Vincennes University Indiana
Washburn University Kansas
Waycross College Georgia
West Virginia University West Virginia
Westchester Community College New York
Western Illinois University Illinois
Western Iowa Tech Community College Iowa
Western New Mexico University New Mexico
Westfield State University Massachusetts
Wichita State University Kansas
Wilbur Wright College (City Colleges of Chicago) Illinois
Winston-Salem State University North Carolina
Wright State University Ohio
Zane State College Ohio

* Funded by a grant from Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation for enhancing two-year
education in Arkansas.
** California State University, Bakersfield and Bakersfield College are jointly engaging in Foundations of Excellence self-studies by collaborating on and integrating their respective FoE processes to improve the overall beginning college experience for their shared service areas.

The Gardner Institute strongly endorses and encourages these kinds of partnerships.

1 This institution was a founding member of the First Year process. They returned to participate in the Transfer Focus process.

PHASE I INSTITUTIONS
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INSTITUTIONAL PARTICIPATION IN TRANSFER FOCUS
Transfer Focus Institutions