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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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The Power of Precision in Outreach

The Power of Precision in Outreach

This post is authored by Civitas Learning’s Research Director Dr. Eric McIntosh. Read on to learn what steps you want to consider when formulating your outreach campaigns. The higher education landscape is rife with student success initiatives. Given our shared propensity and commitment to want to see all students succeed, we’ve tended to extend ourselves […]

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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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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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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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Lone Star College System: Fully Integrating a Student Success Platform

Lone Star College System: Fully Integrating a Student Success Platform

THE FULLY-INTEGRATED STUDENT SUCCESS PLATFORM The Lone Star College (LSC) System serves approximately 85,000 students, many part- time, many working adult and a surprisingly large population of very young learners including an expanding high school dual enrollment cohort. Of the six colleges, some have seen explosive growth in enrollment – up to 35% in recent […]

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Turning the DIAL Faster with a More Collaborative Illume

Turning the DIAL Faster with a More Collaborative Illume

It’s hard to overstate the importance of a collaborative, cross-functional approach to student success. With so many players influencing a student’s path toward a credential, it’s essential that the different functions within an institution develop a shared context for each of their students. Becoming student-centered, of course, is not without its growing pains as Civitas […]

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Texas Community College Boot Camp

Texas Community College Boot Camp

While many in higher education are working diligently to improve student outcomes, we hear committed faculty, staff and administrators say they are often doing so in relative isolation from each other, making learning what works take longer when students need solutions and support now, not later. CREATING A COMMUNITY THAT IS LEARNING TOGETHER One of the […]

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