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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.

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SCHEV Research Data Blog

by Tod Massa on Friday, January 05, 2018
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Next Tuesday, January 9th, I will be presenting to the SCHEV Resources & Planning Committee on Degree Awards for 2016-17 and fall 2017 enrollment at the public four-institutions. The highlights are in the press release here. In the Academic Affairs committee I will be discussing and demo... [More]

Who's Enrolled?

in SCHEV Research Data Blog by Tod Massa 15. December 2017 22:12
Periodically, we have discussions where folks wrestle with reconciling forward-looking measures like cohort graduation rates and backward-looking measures like time-to-degree. There are also frequent quotes in the higher ed press of institutional and think-tank people of stating the a first-... [More]

Changing Majors

in SCHEV Research Data Blog by Tod Massa 9. December 2017 00:41
This article caught my eye at InsideHigherEd. Almost a third of first-time college students choose a major and then change it at least once within three years, and students who started out in mathematics and the natural sciences are likelier than others to switch fields, federal data release... [More]

Changing Majors

in SCHEV Research Data Blog by Tod Massa 8. December 2017 22:36
This article caught my eye at InsideHigherEd. Almost a third of first-time college students choose a major and then change it at least once within three years, and students who started out in mathematics and the natural sciences are likelier than others to switch fields, federal data release... [More]
  It's been a pretty big week for federal legislation. On Wednesday we saw the bipartisan introduction of the revised Student Right-to-Know Before You Go Act (KBYG). Virginia's Mark Warner is one of the patrons in the senate. The bill would do many of the same things that the Colle... [More]
HR 4414 - Pell for Performance Act was introduced in the US House of Representatives on November 15, 2017. If passed, it would amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to convert Pell grants awarded to students who do not complete a degree within a defined maximum time of completion into a loa... [More]
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