Jennifer Rees

Partner Profile: Dr. Colleen Carmean, UW Tacoma

Partner Profile: Dr. Colleen Carmean, UW Tacoma

Dr. Colleen Carmean presented at  numerous conference presentations throughout 2016, including two where she co-presented with Civitas Learning: AASCU and WCET. This interview gives you a chance to know her better and get a glimpse into the culture change she is driving at the University of Washington Tacoma. SERVING THE ‘NEW TRADITIONAL’ STUDENT UW Tacoma […]

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New, Emerging Findings from 4 Million Student Records

New, Emerging Findings from 4 Million Student Records

COMMUNITY INSIGHTS: VOLUME 1, ISSUE 2 Interesting insights emerge when we look across 4 million student records. We are pleased to announce our second issue of Community Insights – research from across our partner institutions that can improve our policy, practice and understanding of what students need to succeed. Here are some highlights from the […]

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Democratizing Data

Democratizing Data

After 20 years of employment at Lone Star College, Marian Chaney (Associate Vice Chancellor, Analytics and Institutional Reporting, Lone Star College System) knows a bit about the inner workings of the college. “I know our people and I know our culture,” she says. “And I know we have changes we need to make that will […]

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Scouting the Trends in Higher Education

Scouting the Trends in Higher Education

About a twice a year, flight schedules align and three experts who speak around the world about education (while also leading successful organizations committed to improving education) are in the same room at the same time. When this happens, it’s a lot like watching three professional sport scouts in the stands as they swap stories […]

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The Holistic Student Journey Bolstered by Grit

The Holistic Student Journey Bolstered by Grit

In this interview, Lone Star College – Tomball’s President, Dr. Lee Ann Nutt, shares her college’s work integrating grit-building activities and curriculum into the student experience to help her students succeed in school and in life. Two short years ago, Lone Star College–Tomball’s current president Dr. Lee Ann Nutt, made a simple New Year’s Resolution: […]

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Adoption Leads to Outcomes at American Public University System

Adoption Leads to Outcomes at American Public University System

This story highlights current work at American Public University System (APUS) to improve student engagement and success. Associate Provost of Academic Effectiveness and Student Success, Dr. Gwen Hall, explores how working groups got to know their students’ risks and rewards with Illume®, and then performed more than 100,000 student outreaches in one semester with Inspire […]

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Sinclair College Strategic Investments in Data Analytics and Expected ROI

Sinclair College Strategic Investments in Data Analytics and Expected ROI

  MOVING FROM ENROLLMENT-BASED FUNDING TO PERFORMANCE-BASED As of July 2015, 32 states have moved to a model that focuses state higher education funding on performance, not enrollments. Where universities and colleges once received funding based on the number of full-time enrollments on a given class day, the transition to performance-based models allocates a significant […]

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Foundations of Change

Foundations of Change

  National and regional foundations have funded significant student success innovation, practice, and policy. Increasingly, however, there is a realization that these initiatives need to be both grounded in and powered by sophisticated data strategies. At our Summit (March 9 and 10 at SXSWedu) we hosted leading foundation executives to explore the promise, possibility and […]

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Innovating With Purpose at Strayer University: Creating Mindset, Building Engagement

Innovating With Purpose at Strayer University: Creating Mindset, Building Engagement

  Over the last several years, Strayer University has introduced ground-breaking initiatives to help solve today’s most perplexing higher education challenges. These initiatives – ranging from a retention-based Graduation Fund to address college affordability to the first employer-based free college degree program to improve workforce readiness, among many others – were born out of a […]

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Three Metro Universities Form Consortium Building Economic Development Engine

Three Metro Universities Form Consortium Building Economic Development Engine

With Dr. Michael Preston REPLACING COMPETITION WITH COLLABORATION Large, metropolitan research universities often work with a sense of territorial imperative, striving to reach, teach and employ those within their surrounding workforce area. But what if they didn’t compete geographically, and instead collaborated across a larger, statewide region? This was the question asked in Florida, and […]

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