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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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Building Your Organization Capacity for Success: Getting Past the Growing Pains

Building Your Organization Capacity for Success: Getting Past the Growing Pains

This post is authored by Civitas Learning’s Research Director Dr. Eric McIntosh. Read on to see what Greek philosopher Aeschylus and analytics have in common, and why you should stay optimistic while optimizing your student success. My colleague Dr. Linda Baer researches the dynamics of institutional change. She and her fellow researcher Dr. Don Norris […]

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Learning the True Impact of Campus Initiatives

Learning the True Impact of Campus Initiatives

Using Illume Impact to Better Understand Student Needs & Combat Initiative Fatigue It’s a rare point of consensus between higher ed administrators, faculty and staff: Initiative fatigue is nearing crisis levels. The morass of well-intentioned but hard-to-measure student success programs stretches budgets and workloads, spawns countless follow-on initiatives, and spurs wariness about what’s really working. […]

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Putting a Face and Name to the Numbers: Illume Students Lists

Putting a Face and Name to the Numbers: Illume Students Lists

At Civitas Learning, we’re excited to see the way our community of practice is embracing Student Lists — the newest feature in our core app Illume®. Faced with expectations to do more with less, we know our partners can’t afford to spend the time and resources on generalized, broad outreach and initiatives. They are finding […]

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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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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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Lone Star College System: Myth Busting and Engagement Building

Lone Star College System: Myth Busting and Engagement Building

DUAL CREDIT CAPS LIFTED Texas Governor Abbott recently signed House Bill 505 into law, removing any limitations on the number of dual credit courses high school students in Texas can take in a given semester or term. This announcement brought the team at Lone Star College to their feet in concern about persistence rates of […]

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What Every Leader Needs To Know About Student Success Analytics

What Every Leader Needs To Know About Student Success Analytics

With Linda Baer and Don Norris Higher education leaders attending Civitas Learning’s fall partner Summit were privy to a sneak preview of a white paper by Dr. Linda Baer, Senior Fellow at Civitas Learning and Donald M. Norris, President, Strategic Initiatives, Inc. This article includes an interview with the authors, and a link to a […]

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Transformative Learning at The University of Central Oklahoma

Transformative Learning at The University of Central Oklahoma

In addition to mastering content in their college and university courses, students need to acquire beyond -disciplinary skills if they are to be the informed citizens and productive employees higher education promises to help them become. To ensure that students learn important ‘soft skills, ’ the University of Central Oklahoma has embarked on a best-in-class Transformative […]

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