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  • Lee College First In The World Grant

    Lee College First In The World Grant

    FIRST IN THE WORLD GRANT PROGRAM In September of 2014, the Obama Administration announced $75 million in funding via the First in the World grant program. The program is designed to support postsecondary institutions in their efforts to develop new approaches that expand access, improve student success, and reduce costs. More than 500 institutions applied, and […]

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  • Winter Summit 2015 | Partner Talk Show, Keynote and Break-Outs Share Insights

    Winter Summit 2015 | Partner Talk Show, Keynote and Break-Outs Share Insights

    We want to thank our partners from more than 50 institutions who joined us for our Winter Summit attended by more than 200 higher education leaders. The conversations and engagement around our shared commitment to student success was inspiring. Special highlights of this Summit included a Partner Talk Show with specific use cases of Illume™ […]

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  • Seven Strategies To Power Analytics on the Road Ahead

    Seven Strategies To Power Analytics on the Road Ahead

      In this article, Civitas Learning’s Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer, Dr. Mark Milliron, sets the stage for conversations in 2015 based on the work of the Civitas Learning community over the last three years and his experience working with student success innovation over the last two decades. We’ll be expanding on each of these in […]

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  • Courageous Learning: Supporting Adult Learners

    Courageous Learning: Supporting Adult Learners

    Think about this for a moment. There are approximately 36 million Americans aged 25 to 64 who have some college experience but no degree. According to Anthony Carnavale, Director of the Center on Education and Workforce at Georgetown University, nearly 50 million jobs disappeared during the recession and they aren’t coming back. In 1970, 25 […]

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  • Montgomery County Community College: Deep Commitment to Data

    Montgomery County Community College: Deep Commitment to Data

    Montgomery County Community College has long been a national leader in data-informed student success initiatives. Beginning their work with Achieving the Dream, the college has evolved into a community that has adopted a courageous culture of inquiry-based decision-making. The White House recently commended their progress in student retention and completion in a published report presented […]

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  • The Value of Service Learning at The City University of New York

    The Value of Service Learning at The City University of New York

    EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING The 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index report “Great Jobs, Great Lives” talks about the importance of students interacting with mentors, and the value of feeling connected. Dr. James Stellar, former Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Queens College City University of New York (CUNY), an arts and sciences institution, says one of the […]

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  • Three Big Questions with Paul Fain

    Three Big Questions with Paul Fain

    In this episode of 3 Big Questions we visit with Inside Higher Education’s reporter Paul Fain. 3 Big Questions is a recurring feature in the Civitas Learning Space. Access the Archives to see previous conversations with thought leaders from across higher education. Question 1 Competency-based education has been offered for 15 years. Why are we […]

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  • Civitas Learning 2015 Hackathon

    Civitas Learning 2015 Hackathon

    Students Brought their Best February 7 & 8 in first Student Success Hackathon Students from across the U.S. joined team members and guest judges at the Civitas Learning headquarters on February 7 and 8 to participate in the first Civitas Learning Student Success Hackathon. Participants had 24 hours to develop an application or tool that […]

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  • Faculty Spotlight

    Faculty Spotlight

    Dr. Neal Phillips, English Composition I and II at Valencia College At Civitas Learning, we recognize that a vital part of our community of evidence-based practice is the committed group of faculty members serving our partner institutions. Many are engaging in highly innovative uses of educational technology in their teaching. We will periodically spotlight some […]

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  • Partnership Announced

    Partnership Announced

    Civitas Learning and Starfish Retention Solutions Integration Civitas Learning™ has a new partnership with Starfish Retention Solutions, announced during the STEMTech conference hosted by the League for Innovation. The partnership means Civitas Learning and Starfish can offer their shared partner institutions an integrated experience resulting in smarter interventions to the right students, at the right […]

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  • Insight and Action Analytics: Three Case Studies to Consider

    Insight and Action Analytics: Three Case Studies to Consider

    A journal article from Civitas Learning by Dr. Mark David Milliron, Laura Malcolm and David Kil |  RPA Journal | Research & Practice in Assessment has published its recent issue (Volume 9: Winter 2014) to collaboratively address the question, “What is the role of big data and learning analytics in higher education assessment?” Civitas Learning Chief Learning […]

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  • Creating the Organizational Capacity and Culture for Analytics

    Creating the Organizational Capacity and Culture for Analytics

    Dr. Linda Baer has been leading conversations on analytics in higher education across the U.S. for the last several years, including a recent three-part workshop (with Don Norris) at University of Maryland University College’s Learning Analytics Summit. As a researcher, author, consultant, and former provost, she brings clarity and a unique multi-disciplinary perspective to the work on […]

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  • Turning on the Lights: Translating Insights into Action

    Turning on the Lights: Translating Insights into Action

      VIEW THE ARCHIVE FROM THIS WEBINAR WEBINAR OVERVIEW: Civitas Learning hosted this webinar to share how institutions can translate data insights into actionable recommendations delivered to the frontlines of education, and design learning interventions that measurably impact student success. DETAILED DESCRIPTION: One of the key challenges in institutional research and data analysis is discovering actionable and/or […]

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  • Pioneer Partner Talk Show

    Pioneer Partner Talk Show

    Last September Civitas Learning brought together 100+ leaders from 40 partner institutions for opportunities to learn together about the use of predictive analytics in higher education. As part of that Summit, representatives from four diverse colleges and universities shared learnings, and insights into their early work during a talk show for those gathered. Each speaker brought stories […]

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  • Valencia and UCF Deliver Clear Transfer Pathway

    Valencia and UCF Deliver Clear Transfer Pathway

    A recent report by the National Center for Education Statistics studied a cohort of students to identify where students lose precious credit hours in the transfer process. The longitudinal study spanned six years, and examined the transfers created by 17,000 first-time in college students. More than one in five of the 17,000 transferred at least […]

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  • The Pulse of Civitas Learning

    The Pulse of Civitas Learning

    A Survey of September Partner Summit Attendees At our September Summit we asked attendees from our 40 Pioneer Partner institutions to complete the first Civitas Learning Pulse Survey. Our goal was to gather information that would provide our partners with benchmarking survey results identifying both the state of the Civitas – our community – in terms of use […]

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Civitas Learning Space – Stories from the Frontlines of Education and Technology | By building a community of forward-thinking higher education institutions, Civitas Learning brings together the best of education, technology and data to help college students learn well and finish strong. Using a cloud-based predictive analytics platform and engaging applications, the company brings deep insight to decision makers in education and delivers personalized, real-time recommendations directly to students, faculty, advisors and administrators. Civitas Learning Space is a digital community Learning Together ™.