Revised April 2020
Family Friendly Campus Toolkit:
Using Data to Improve OutcomesNote: This Toolkit revision was completed before the COVID-19 crisis. Nonetheless, we hope that you will find useful information, tools, and guidance in its pages as you work to address the needs of these particularly vulnerable students, now more than ever.
The Family Friendly Campus Toolkit will help advocates:
- Learn (more) about parenting students and their experiences on campus
- Collect data about outcomes, conditions, services, and resources for parenting students
- Gain awareness of recommended practices currently implemented by other institutions
- Make evidence-based plans to improve conditions and outcomes for parenting students and their families
- Locate helpful resources
The Family Friendly Campus Toolkit: Using Data to Improve Outcomes is an award-winning self-assessment system and guide for improving supports and outcomes for students who are raising children. It is intended for those in higher education—staff, faculty, and students—who want to improve outcomes and conditions for student parents and others. The Toolkit offers a flexible process and set of tools designed to be used by any institution.
There are three parts of the Toolkit to download:
1. A PDF of the entire Toolkit, including all planning guides, instructions, data collection and analysis tools, dissemination supports, and resources.
2. A Toolkit Workbook, with Word document copies of all data collection and analysis tools for easier data entry.
3. A PowerPoint for dissemination.
Toolkit Fact Sheet and Implementation Profiles
Fact Sheet: Family Friendly Campus Toolkit
Examples of Recommended Practices for Increasing Student Parent Success
Examples of Toolkit implementation:
- Profile: Kent State University
- Profile: Mount Wachusett Community College
- Profile: Texas Woman’s University
Related Fact Sheets & Reports
Fact Sheet: Student Parent Programs at Four-Year Colleges and Universities
Fact Sheet: Student Parents at Four-Year Colleges and Universities
Fact Sheet: Student Parents at Four-Year Colleges and Universities: Recommendations for Programs, Practice, and Policy
Full Report: Baccalaureate Student Parent Programs and the Students They Serve
Full Report: Evaluation of Keys to Degrees Replication
Full Report: Jeremiah Program: Boston Model
About PERG & The Toolkit
The Program Evaluation & Research Group (PERG) provides planning, evaluation and applied research services in support of quality educational programs in formal and informal settings in a number of areas. Building on PERG’s groundbreaking research study, Baccalaureate Student Parent Programs and the Students They Serve (2016), and evaluations of Jeremiah Program and Keys to Degrees replication programs, PERG developed the Family Friendly Campus Toolkit: Using Data to Improve Outcomes. The Toolkit is a free, award-winning self-assessment system and guide for use by colleges and universities to improve supports and outcomes for students who are raising children.
The Family Friendly Campus Toolkit was developed with generous support from the U.S. Department of Education and Lumina Foundation.
The Family Friendly Campus Toolkit is available without cost for any non-commercial purpose, and anyone is free to use, share and adapt it.
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Proper attribution is to the Program Evaluation and Research Group, Endicott College.