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Labouré College Joins Inaugural Cohort of ACE Learner Success Lab

Labouré College is one of 10 institutions selected to participate in the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Learner Success Laboratory (LSL).

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New this year, the LSL is part of a suite of Transformation Labs offered by ACE to guide colleges and universities through a structured strategic planning process to advance critical institutional priorities. Participants will work over a period of 12-18 months to integrate evidence-based practices for persistence and completion, life design and career exploration, and workforce skills development, ultimately producing a comprehensive strategy for learner success. The pilot cohort will begin work in October 2020 and is supported by a grant from the Strada Education Network.

“This is an important time to take action to further learner success, especially for post-traditional and traditionally underserved learners who are our new majority,” said Lindsey Myers, director of the Learner Success Lab. “As higher education reshapes itself in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, institutions in the Learner Success Lab can leverage this opportunity to align their resources and build strategies that center and empower learners.”“We are honored to have been selected by ACE to participate in the Learner Success Laboratory,” said Lily Hsu, Ed.D., Labouré College president. Our vision for the future is to increase diversity in Greater Boston’s healthcare workforce. ACE’s support allows us to create an optimal learning environment tailored to our student body. In doing so, we ensure even more of our students graduate and go on to impact the lives of thousands of patients.”

The other institutions in the inaugural cohort are:

  • Elon University
  • Iowa State University
  • Massasoit Community College
  • Richard Bland College of William & Mary
  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • Union Institute & University
  • University of Hawaii-West Oahu
  • Western Oregon University
  • Windward Community College

Institutions in the cohort serve approximately 67,000 undergraduate learners in total and comprise a diverse range of two- and four-year, public and private institutions, and several current or emerging Hispanic Serving Institutions. The ACE announcement is accessible here.

Established in 1892 by the Daughters of Charity, Labouré is the longest provider of nurses in the Boston area. Labouré is an independent, non-profit college, specializing in nursing and healthcare career education both on-campus and online. Each year, Labouré graduates one of the largest and most diverse healthcare classes in New England. The College is located at 303 Adams Street in Milton, Massachusetts. Learn more about Labouré at www.laboure.edu. 

ACE is a membership organization that mobilizes the higher education community to shape effective public policy and foster innovative, high-quality practice. As the major coordinating body for the nation’s colleges and universities, our strength lies in our diverse membership of more than 1,700 colleges and universities, related associations, and other organizations in America and abroad. ACE is the only major higher education association to represent all types of U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions: two-year and four-year, public and private. For more information, please visit www.acenet.edu or follow ACE on Twitter @ACEducation.

For Labouré College: Katelyn Dwyer, 617.322.3535, katelyn_dwyer@laboure.edu
For ACE: Carly O’Connell, 202.360.7139, coconnell@acenet.edu

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