Mark Milliron

Leading in 3D

Leading in 3D

Achieving the Dream (ATD) is one of those special organizations that, from its inception, has been laser focused on supporting striving students. ATD leaders and member community colleges were early champions of using data to inform institutional innovation designed to help more, and more diverse students be more successful on their education journeys–“evidence-based” change, they […]

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Is Accreditation the Enemy of Innovation?

Is Accreditation the Enemy of Innovation?

Put simply: accreditation isn’t the enemy of innovation. At least it doesn’t have to be. This is the core argument Dr. Barbara Gellman-Danley, president of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), is trying to champion. At its best, accreditation should help raise all boats and possibly inform and inspire innovation. The confluence of this concept coming […]

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Your Change is Working

Your Change is Working

 As the New Year kicks off, the stories about higher education enrollment declines and student success challenges keep coming. Indeed, clickbait catastrophe-predicting stories continue to fuel edu-news-site traffic and increasing institutional angst. Marie Cini, President of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), has a message for you interested readers and institutional leaders trying […]

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The Rise of Co-Curricular Innovation in Student Success Work: The Student Transformative Learning Record

The Rise of Co-Curricular Innovation in Student Success Work: The Student Transformative Learning Record

College is more than a collection of classes. Indeed, at its best, a student’s time in a college or university is about engaging an array of transformative experiences that includes classes. Faculty engagement, mentor guidance, peer connections, events, activities, athletics, research, internships, projects, clubs, and more can be part of a curated and serendipitous mix […]

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Students Need Us to Do the Math

Students Need Us to Do the Math

Each year, millions of students face a major challenge on their pathways through higher education: Doing the Math. Of course, many majors require mastery of advanced algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. Others, however, have a tenuous connection to the numerical symphonies that power engineering, science, and so much more. Indeed, many majors—e.g., criminal justice, sociology, liberal […]

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Dr. Bill Holda on Accreditation and the Evolution of Institutional Data Cultures: National Advisory Board Conversation Series

Dr. Bill Holda on Accreditation and the Evolution of Institutional Data Cultures: National Advisory Board Conversation Series

The Civitas Learning National Advisory Board is comprised of researchers, association leaders, and executives whose expertise has influenced higher education policy and practice across the United States and around the world, and has guided our work from day one. We continue this NAB Conversation Series — an opportunity to learn from these luminaries as we […]

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Competency-Based Learning, Personalization, and the Rise of the ‘Multiverse’ in Education

Competency-Based Learning, Personalization, and the Rise of the ‘Multiverse’ in Education

Working at the intersection of institutions, innovators, and issue champions is a blessing. Of course you must be willing to ideate, engage, and explore–not to mention, bring a good amount of tenacity and grit to face tough issues, take a few stands, and learn hard lessons. However, you also have the pleasure of working with […]

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Dr. George Siemens on How We Learn in Open, Connected Digital Environments: National Advisory Board Conversation Series

Dr. George Siemens on How We Learn in Open, Connected Digital Environments: National Advisory Board Conversation Series

The Civitas Learning National Advisory Board is comprised of researchers, association leaders, and executives whose expertise has influenced higher education policy and practice across the United States and around the world, and has guided our work from day one. We continue this NAB Conversation Series — an opportunity to learn from these luminaries as we […]

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Dr. Sally Johnstone on Shifting Student Demographics and Redefining Measures of Success: National Advisory Board Conversation Series

Dr. Sally Johnstone on Shifting Student Demographics and Redefining Measures of Success: National Advisory Board Conversation Series

The Civitas Learning National Advisory Board is comprised of researchers, association leaders, and executives whose expertise has influenced higher education policy and practice across the United States and around the world, and has guided our work from day one. We continue this NAB Conversation Series — an opportunity to learn from these luminaries as we […]

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Dr. Linda Baer on Leadership and Building Organizational Capacity for Analytics: National Advisory Board Conversation Series

Dr. Linda Baer on Leadership and Building Organizational Capacity for Analytics: National Advisory Board Conversation Series

The Civitas Learning National Advisory Board is comprised of researchers, association leaders, and executives whose expertise has influenced higher education policy and practice across the United States and around the world, and has guided our work from day one. We are thrilled to bring you more of the NAB Conversation Series — an opportunity to […]

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