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Learning Brief: USF Transformation Increases Retention & Graduation Rates

Learning Brief: USF Transformation Increases Retention & Graduation Rates

“A fundamental principle of our student success initiative is this: we believe all students can and will succeed if given the opportunity to do so. Our students have demonstrated that. We are here to help students. We are here to help them earn a degree. We have proven that demography is not destiny.” – Dr. […]

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A New Vision for Institutional Research

A New Vision for Institutional Research

This post is authored by Civitas Learning’s Senior Director of Strategic Services, Dr. Rob Robinson. Read on to learn about the changes he is seeing in Institutional Research as he’s traveling the country meeting with Civitas Learning partner institutions. The excerpt quoted below is from renowned institutional researcher and former executive director of the Association of Institutional […]

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Montgomery County Community College – From Insight to Action

Montgomery County Community College – From Insight to Action

As a Leader College with Achieving the Dream, Montgomery County Community College has immersed itself in data-informed initiatives for several years. It was also among the earlier joiners to the Civitas Learning community. Today, they are seeing positive outcomes from this work at all corners of the college. Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) is using […]

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Helpful Advice to Universities and Colleges about Pathways

Helpful Advice to Universities and Colleges about Pathways

If you’ve done work with effective transfer programs and/or Pathways work, you’ve likely heard or read work from Davis Jenkins with the Community College Research Center. In addition to his work as Senior Research Associate at CCRC, Jenkins also serves on the Civitas Learning National Advisory Board. He recently was a guest on Mark Milliron’s […]

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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. Read on for a glimpse of […]

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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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Initiative Impact Analysis to Prioritize Action and Resource Allocation

Initiative Impact Analysis to Prioritize Action and Resource Allocation

A stumbling block to innovation in higher education is often not technology or talent, but simply initiative fatigue. An overload of well-intentioned pilots and programs can exhaust the dedicated faculty and staff working to bring them to the students of any campus. As pointed to in the League for Innovation’s most recent Trends Report, campus […]

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Collective Intelligence – Collective Impact

Collective Intelligence – Collective Impact

This article is by Dr. Linda L. Baer, Senior Fellow at Civitas Learning. Dr. Baer is a frequent contributor to the Civitas Learning Space. In this article shares her views on the importance of cross-functional teams. Higher education is often characterized as siloed and fragmented. As a result, there frequently is not as much movement on […]

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