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Measuring the Impact of Undergraduate Research

by Tod Massa 18. December 2015 23:32
A couple months ago, folks at one our public fours raised a question about adding course type value designating a course as "research." I wasn't really ready to respond to the notion at the time. It's not that I have anything against the idea, completely the opposite. I think this is the kind of cha... [More]

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Closing the gap

by Tod Massa 4. December 2015 23:00
As a reminder, the Commonwealth has adopted a measure and target within the Virginia Plan for Higher Education to eliminate gaps in student success (using SCHEV’s Student Success Index) by 2030. Information regarding the Virginia Plan is at http://www.schev.edu/schev/StrategicPlan.asp. Specifi... [More]

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Happy Thanksgiving, 2015

by Tod Massa 27. November 2015 22:38
I hope you have had a very Happy Thanksgiving this week. I have. I spent part of last week traveling to San Antonio, TX for the annual meeting of the Southern Region Education Board (SREB) Data Exchange meeting.Following that we traveled to back to Joplin for a few days with family before returning ... [More]

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Collection System Shutdown

by MarinaMoschos 19. November 2015 14:37
Dear Reports Coordinators,SCHEV Research would like to inform you that we will be shutting down the Data Collection (DC) and Student Information VCSIN (SIV) systems starting Monday, January 11, 2016 through Sunday, March 13, 2016 to address data requests from the 2016 Genera... [More]

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How much data is enough?

by Tod Massa 13. November 2015 20:47
How much data is enough? On November 10, I was a panelist for a discussion on using data to achieve gains at the Second Annual Virginia House Education Summit. My intended comments follow, but I did go off script to talk about few issues raised both by Amiee Guidera of the Data Quality Campaign and ... [More]

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Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program Incentive Award

by MarinaMoschos 13. November 2015 12:03
Dear Colleagues, Research will be adding the “Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program Incentive Award” field to the Financial Aid data file (FADF) effective the 2015-16 collection.   Early next week your SCHEV Research liaison will be e-mailing the Reports Coordinator... [More]

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Accreditation in the News

by Tod Massa 7. November 2015 08:49
Two stories yesterday on InsideHigherEd about accreditation. The top story, Shaming Accreditors, and focuses on the announcement of a set of executive actions to drive accreditors to focus more on student outcomes. Lower down in the list, the story about a Senate Inquiry Into Accreditation tell... [More]

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Catching Up on a Breathless Week

by Tod Massa 30. October 2015 17:31
First, the State Council acted to approve the enrollment projections through 2021-22. We have reduced the displayed reports substantially to the tables used for Council action, a display of the main 2B worksheet, and an overall summary that was used for the Richmond Op6 group during the six-year pla... [More]

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The Week in a Review

by Tod Massa 22. October 2015 23:51
This week, SCHEV conducted training for new appointees to the various Boards of Visitors for the public institutions. Jamie Merisotis of the Lumina Foundation was the keynote speaker and spoke on the theme of his new book, "America Needs Talent." Looking around the room, it was clear that there was ... [More]

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With great precision comes greater burden

by Tod Massa 16. October 2015 16:47
I've been thinking more and more about what we know, and what we don't know, about student costs and charges. We have an exhaustive collection already of tuition and fee charges (which is about to get a minor makeover to comply with recommendations from JLARC), but some institutions are entirely too... [More]

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