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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.


SCHEV Research Data Blog

by Tod Massa on Friday, March 01, 2019
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My apologies for the last minute notice on this change. Apparently we missed this last year: During the 2018 General Assembly session, language was added to the Appropriations Act that stated undergraduate students pursuing a career in teaching shall receive an additional $500 TAGP awa... [More]

Terms and Sessions

in SCHEV Research Data Blog by Tod Massa 15. February 2019 18:10
Remember this post on terms and sessions last month? After further consideration, including feedback from some of you, I've decided to make the addition since we are making changes to the file structure for the Course Enrollment file. Session will be an optional characteristic that can be ap... [More]
The Reports Coordinators at the institutions saw last week's email regarding file changes that we've talked about in the past six months. A couple of questions have arisen, one of which I would like your feedback on. The specific question: We have 4 summer terms (technically 18) that a... [More]

Rights & Privacy

in SCHEV Research Data Blog by Tod Massa 10. November 2018 09:57
Yesterday I was sitting in meeting during a discussion of privacy laws and the changing landscape of data privacy. During the section on FERPA, I felt compelled to remind others that it is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Far too often the focus on FERPA is on privacy, forgetti... [More]

Data Governance

in SCHEV Research Data Blog by Tod Massa 2. November 2018 21:57
At the end of September I was in Little Rock, Arkansas as part of a panel discussion on  statewide longitudinal data systems, sharing our experiences in Virginia. I've been meaning to write up my thoughts from that day, but haven't taken the time yet to do so. One of the things I spoke... [More]
  On Monday (Oct 29th), the Resources & Planning Committee of Council will receive my report on degrees awarded for last year. You can find the full report beginning on page 76 of the Agenda Book.   Virginia’s public and private nonprofit colleges and universities aw... [More]
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