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The SCHEV blogs are intended to improve communication and collaboration regarding higher education policy in Virginia. At right are the current blogs at SCHEV, we anticipate more will be added as time goes on. Below the blog list is an aggregated list of the most recent posts from all blogs arranged chronologically.

Recent Blog Posts - All Blogs
We frequently have conversations at SCHEV about what to display, in what context. Does a given measurement add value or confusion? If something is mandated, what is the best way to display it? What freedom do we have to design measure and its presentation? These can be tough questions. Even... [More]
On Monday of this week, the Council met.  One of the action items was to approve the proposed calendar for upcoming Enrollment Projection and Degree Estimates process. The schedule below is not too different from 2013. 1. Discussion with GPAC – January 26th 2. Kickoff Webinar &nda... [More]
I *could* write about President Obama's proposal for free community college, however, I plan to save that for another time. Instead, just some of the pieces to read are provided below. Chronicle -   InsideHigherEd   A reader comment worth noting: Richard Sherry  One of th... [More]

Happy New Year!

in SCHEV Research Data Blog by Tod Massa 3. January 2015 08:39
Matt Read (@DeanDad) over at Confessions of a Community College Dean on InsideHigherEd has written his hopes for 2015. The most interesting bit is this: Apply “Gainful Employment” to Graduate Programs New Ph.D.’s in a host of disciplines struggle to find jobs, and yet gradu... [More]

Happy Ratingsmas!

in SCHEV Research Data Blog by Tod Massa 20. December 2014 08:58
After 16 months of hearings, public comment, expert testimony, a lot of hand-wringing, and many Microsoft-like promises, the feds have released a framework of sorts for the Postsecondary Institution Ratings System (PIRS). The press and select others were briefed Thursday and thus had their s... [More]
So, let's start this conversation, shall we? According to the findings in a study by the Council of Graduate Schools, 66% of students in STEM master's program complete a master's degree in four years, while 86% of those in MBA programs complete within four years. So, this gives us some idea... [More]
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