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Proposed Changes to the Data Collections Regarding Transfer

by Tod Massa 19. October 2018 23:54
  Final Draft of Proposed Data Collection Changes to Comply with Reporting and Analysis Requirements for SB 631 (2018) After consultation with a group of institutional representatives, we have settled on a handful of changes to the data collections that will enable the type of reporting describ... [More]

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Calendar Updates/Reminder

by Tod Massa 12. October 2018 16:15
SCHEV's Spring 2019 EEE survey will open starting Wednesday, January 2, 2019 through Monday, January 21, 2019.   We will be shutting down the Data Collection (DC) and Student Information VCSIN (SIV) systems starting Tuesday, January 22, 2019 through Sunday, March 10, 2019 to address data ... [More]

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Presentation

by Tod Massa 21. September 2018 18:03
It is the end of an intense and busy week. Council meeting, tornadoes (even in my neighborhood, but little damage fortunately), presentation to Senate Finance Education Subcommittee, a long talk about goals for transfer, and then a conference call for the transfer data collection and reporting task ... [More]

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Survey results that probably should be ignored

by Tod Massa 31. August 2018 22:52
This article at Inside HigherEd on the recent MLA survey on Language Ph.D.s: A Jobs Snapshot is really the kind of article that shouldn't be written. The survey simply does not provide enough responses to be meaningful. It covers PhD recipients that were contacted in a 2015 study. There we... [More]

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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Gainful Employment

by Tod Massa 17. August 2018 17:08
Okay folks, here it is. The official NPRM for modifying Gainful Employment. August 14, 2018, the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to rescind the gainful employment (GE) regulations, which added subpart Q of the Student Assistance General Provisio... [More]

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It's Official: Gainful Employment to be Repealed

by Tod Massa 10. August 2018 22:26
Here's the story at InsideHigherEd. Here's the argument presented in the two-page factsheet regarding the draft notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM): Research findings published subsequent to the GE regulations pointed out that the D/E rate is not an accurate proxy for quality or performance.  ... [More]

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Gainful Employment for All?

by Tod Massa 3. August 2018 22:40
You may have seen this story in the Wall Street Journal, "Will Majoring in Psychology Make You Better Off? The Government Wants to Know." If not, it uses some of our wage and debt data to illustrate what debt-to-income ratios for five majors would look like under a proposal to require Gainful Employ... [More]

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Economics and Major Selection

by Tod Massa 27. July 2018 17:55
So, rather than write about Gainful Employment, which I expect I will save until next week, I want to highlight a series of tweets coming out from Joshua Goodman as he attended the National Bureau of Economic Research Summer Institute. You can find them here.   At @nberpubs Summer Institu... [More]

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Towards a Transfer Efficiency Index

by Tod Massa 20. July 2018 18:19
This past Wednesday was the first meeting of the Transfer Data Collection & Reporting Working Group. We had a good discussion and ended with a handful of issues/questions for consultation with campus colleagues, most notably the Registrars.  During the meeting, SCHEV Academic Affairs Direct... [More]

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Looking at New Models

by Tod Massa 30. June 2018 08:27
We've been talking at SCHEV for a number of weeks about new models for communicating data as part of our work with the Ad Hoc Committee on Data and Policy. One of the models I've been experimenting with focuses on developing a standard format for one-pagers that focus on single idea/measure, what it... [More]

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