Building Effective Research-Practice Partnerships to Improve College Completion Rates

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The College Completion Network’s Nudges to the Finish Line (N2FL) research team at the University of Virginia is investigating whether nudges can help increase college completion rates among high-risk students. In this article, the team reflects on the importance of research-practice partnerships in successfully implementing an interactive text messaging campaign at 21 open- and broad-access colleges and universities. The N2FL team specifically highlights the value of long-term relationships and the ability to tailor interventions at each institution as crucial in helping the team continue to move the project forward and strengthen its research design.

Nudge4 Solutions Lab, University of Virginia