Programs and Institute for Higher Education Policy Report on Early Interventions Programs
The links below lead to lists of Equal Opportunity Planning Committee (EOPC) programs that have been funded in previous years. Programs on these lists can serve as examples of the kinds of initiatives EOPC considers to be effective in meeting the diversity goals of Penn State and appropriate for EOPC funding. Contact information on these programs is provided so that those who have further interest in a given program can contact the program director for more information about the program.
Another source of valuable information on developing EOPC proposals is the Institute for Higher Education Policy's report on early intervention programs. This report, entitled "Investing Early," examines state-sponsored early intervention programs in the United States in order to highlight some common policy mechanisms in these programs and discuss some of the more established practices that have become apparent over the history of these programs. The report focuses on programs in a dozen states that are "leaders" in early intervention efforts â those that have the most experience in this area, with early intervention programs that have been up and running since 1995â96 and earlier. Although this report focuses on middle and high-school students, the types of initiatives included in these programs, such as counseling, academic and personal enrichment, social integration, and mentoring have obvious connections to successful college-based programs.
Institute for Higher Education Policy report on Early Interventions Programs