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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 Saturday, December 20, 2014
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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]
I read this story before Thanksgiving. A principal in New York finds that the state's education department (NYSED) issued reports on high school graduates attending college seems to be terribly flawed. Principal Burris was not shy about letting people know. The report is based on data from t... [More]
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone had a great day yesterday.  I thought I would pick up on Senator Harkin's HEA draft and talk briefly about one of the concepts: Completion rates for master's, professional, and doctoral level students If you are not aware from watching, listening to... [More]
As you read through the text note such items as: Necessary and sufficient for the fall enrollment, 12-month enrollment, completions, student financial aid and net price, graduation rates, student charges portions of IPEDS  Dollar amount and number of students receiving Federal, State,... [More]

Holiday Migration

in SCHEV Research Data Blog by Tod Massa 21. November 2014 23:01
Over the next weeks, we will be migrating one server and eliminating five. The migration is the hard job because it involves migrating five websites, including the institutional portals. As we do this, there will be some modest changes as the migration also represents the first of several st... [More]
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