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Enrollment Projections - Preliminary Summary, Public Institutions

by Administrator 21. July 2017 17:26
  This is an excerpt of Tod's recent presentation to Council. Enrollment Projections - Preliminary Summary, Public Institutions In the fall of 2016, public institutions met 97% of their total projected enrollment from the 2015 projections. As we consider the 2017 projections, staff comparing th... [More]

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Pre-College Academic Credit

by Tod Massa 8. July 2017 08:35
  We are about to release a new set of reports that detail the distribution of students with pre-college credit, by income level (our basic categories of 0 to 200%, 201 to 400%, and 401% and greater of the federal poverty level, and unknown). In looking at the aggregate numbers, it is gratifyin... [More]

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Pre-College Academic Credit

by Tod Massa 8. July 2017 08:35
  We are about to release a new set of reports that detail the distribution of students with pre-college credit, by income level (our basic categories of 0 to 200%, 201 to 400%, and 401% and greater of the federal poverty level, and unknown). In looking at the aggregate numbers, it is gratifyin... [More]

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Pre-College Academic Credit

by Tod Massa 8. July 2017 08:09
  We are about to release a new set of reports that detail the distribution of students with pre-college credit, by income level (our basic categories of 0 to 200%, 201 to 400%, and 401% and greater of the federal poverty level, and unknown). In looking at the aggregate numbers, it is gratifyin... [More]

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Degree Awards

by Tod Massa 24. June 2017 08:38
As we wrap up the academic reporting year, degree completions are on my my mind. The DC file is one of the submissions of the new reporting year, and it is of great, and increasing, interest to policymakers.  I look forward each year to seeing the updates on our College Completion Scorecard bec... [More]

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Changes in Degrees and Majors over time

by Tod Massa 17. June 2017 08:58
There was this article in InsideHigherEd about drops in Humanities majors over time earlier this week. We see some similar trends in Virginia. The complete profile over time is here.   One can look specifically at English Language and Literature (2-digit CIP level) by clicking on the the matc... [More]

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Changes in Degrees and Majors over time

by Tod Massa 17. June 2017 08:41
There was this article in InsideHigherEd about drops in Humanities majors over time earlier this week. We see some similar trends in Virginia. The complete profile over time is here.   Looking specifically at English Language and Literature (2-digit CIP level) we see this:   And as remi... [More]

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Reminders on Data Privacy

by Administrator 9. June 2017 15:24
Information about a student is protected as it is part of the education record under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), unless the school has certain elements as directory information. Some elements, such as race, sex/gender, SSN, or student ID, can never be designated as directo... [More]

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Thoughts on Big Data

by Tod Massa 1. June 2017 21:27
These are the notes I used at panel discussion at the 2017 AIR Forum. The panel was "Big Questions About Big Data" with Jeffrey Alan Johnson and Loralyn Taylor. Being here today, I wonder if we are becoming the people William Gibson warned us about. If you haven’t read Gibson’s works, es... [More]

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#DeeperInDebt

by Tod Massa 26. May 2017 22:36
#Deeperindebt was a trending hashtag on Twitter this week. It's a reference to a report from AAUW - the American Association of University Women. From the website: Right now about 44 million borrowers in the United States hold about $1.3 trillion in outstanding student loans. The scale of outstandin... [More]

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