Mark Milliron

Podcast: Dr. Davis Jenkins Shares Research Findings on the Pathways Movement

Podcast: Dr. Davis Jenkins Shares Research Findings on the Pathways Movement

I was on the road a lot last year. A lot. And in the course of traveling across the U.S., U.K. and beyond, I was immersed in thousands of compelling conversations with diverse leaders, thinkers, teachers and students often pushing my thinking and getting me even more excited about the road ahead in education. Often […]

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Community Insights: Continuing to Catalyze the Conversation

Community Insights: Continuing to Catalyze the Conversation

Last July I shared my excitement about Civitas Learning’s first Community Insights report, based on findings from across our growing community. Since then, I’ve been on the road engaging in catalytic conversations with many of you about what we’re learning. This week, we’re publishing our second issue of Community Insights and I’m especially pleased to see […]

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Getting the Scouting Report on the Road Ahead in Higher Education

Getting the Scouting Report on the Road Ahead in Higher Education

I recently had the pleasure of sharing some stage time with a couple of good-trouble-makers and notable leaders in education at the EDUCAUSE conference in Anaheim. In our special session, John O’Brien (President, EDUCAUSE), Ron Reed (Executive Producer, SXSWEdu) and I took the time to unpack the promise and perils of the trends at hand […]

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The Four Pillars of a Student Success Platform

The Four Pillars of a Student Success Platform

A few weeks ago, we released a new white paper, Making the Most of a Healthy Change in Education: The Emerging Student Success Platform. The paper dives into the data-fueled changes in the world of healthcare over the last two decades — changes that have challenged long-held assumptions, inspired a renewed focus on the basics […]

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Three Big Stories

Three Big Stories

Love getting on campus! And it’s a special treat when it’s your old stomping ground! Last Friday, I had the great pleasure of joining in engaging conversations at Arizona State University convened by the Education Writer’s Association. The event was held in the Memorial Union at ASU, where I spent far too much time drinking […]

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Education, Innovation, Data and the Challenge of Leading Change: A Podcast Conversation with Tom Vander Ark

Education, Innovation, Data and the Challenge of Leading Change: A Podcast Conversation with Tom Vander Ark

A few weeks back, I had the great pleasure of reconnecting with Tom Vander Ark, CEO of GettingSmart. Tom is a well-known education catalyst and former Executive Director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We recorded a podcast conversation that focused on the challenges facing higher education; the data revolution that is rising in […]

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Looking, Learning & Leading: On The Next Generation Leadership Academy (NGLA)

Looking, Learning & Leading: On The Next Generation Leadership Academy (NGLA)

The goals for higher education today are already big, and growing. From deeper learning to increased relevance and employability to improved access, success, and equity outcomes for striving students, there are not many institutions, regions, states, or nations setting the education bar low. As policy, practice, tool and technology innovation against these outcomes continues, what […]

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What We’re Learning Together

What We’re Learning Together

We’re excited to announce our first Community Insights Report, which was just featured on NPR Marketplace. The report pulls data from more than 2 million active students at more than 55 institutions together. Getting to this moment, however, has not been easy. When you pull together institutions from across the higher education spectrum committed to […]

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Student Success Scientists at Work: Exciting Times Ahead!

Student Success Scientists at Work: Exciting Times Ahead!

One of the more intriguing innovations picking up steam in higher education circles is competency-based education (CBE). One of the most important challenges facing striving students in the postsecondary world involves transfer policy and practice. One segment of higher education that is definitely growing is the post-traditional learner. And one of the more powerful strategies to help […]

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Life, Logistics, and the Impact of College Scheduling

Life, Logistics, and the Impact of College Scheduling

I vividly remember my own experiences wrestling with the challenges of course scheduling as a nontraditional student. My friends and I would literally sleep overnight in line at our community college to be the first ones to access ‘drop add’ when it opened the next morning. We brought lawn furniture and battery-powered TVs to make […]

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