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On Analytics Going Away

On Analytics Going Away

When it comes to the seemingly ever-present articles and conference conversations on analytics in education, there are educators, policy makers, and non-profit leaders muttering some version of “Please make it go away!” I’m one of them. However, I mean “go away” differently than you might think—and I don’t think I’m alone. What many dedicated educators […]

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Podcast: With Robert Strazzarino on Mission-Driven Millennials

Podcast: With Robert Strazzarino on Mission-Driven Millennials

One of the more intriguing things about the emerging entrepreneurial landscape is the rise of mission-driven millennials, especially in the ed-tech world. This group of talented and determined recent graduates, or soon-to-be graduates, are striving to make a difference in the lives of those who follow. A perfect example of this dynamic is Robert Strazzarino, […]

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Access and Success at the University of South Florida

Access and Success at the University of South Florida

One of the great joys to this work is watching our partner institutions bring focus and innovation to policy and practice as they work to help more students succeed. An impressive example of this kind of focus and innovation is the University of South Florida, where leaders have been leaning into using Illume to help every student have […]

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The Balancing Act for Education: Access, Equity, Completion and Learning

The Balancing Act for Education: Access, Equity, Completion and Learning

As I’m writing this, I’m packing a suitcase, this time for a road trip to this year’s Innovations Conference. I’m presenting there with my good friend and fellow education instigator, Dr. Gerardo de los Santos. Gerardo has joined Civitas Learning as a senior fellow and has been instrumental in the launch of our Next Generation […]

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Podcast: Laura Malcolm Shares Community Insights Report Findings

Podcast: Laura Malcolm Shares Community Insights Report Findings

There’s been a lot of buzz around our Community Insights Report. We offered the first of these reports in June 2016, with aggregated data from 2 million student records. The data revealed some interesting trends and emerging benchmarks, including a new understanding of the predictive power of certain foundational courses toward graduation, and the phenomenon […]

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Some Highlights and Insights from the Recent Flood of Analytics Articles

Some Highlights and Insights from the Recent Flood of Analytics Articles

A few short years ago, there was little to be found in the way of conversations on data science and design thinking in higher education and student success work, much less actual practice. That is clearly changing. If you follow my twitter feed (@markmilliron), you’ve seen the flood of recent coverage about this kind of […]

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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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