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The College Transparency Act

by Administrator 19. May 2017 14:21
This week we saw the the College Transparency Act introduced in both chamber of Congress. It has bipartisan sponsorship in the Senate from Hatch (R-UT), Warren (D-MA), Cassidy (R-LA), and Whitehouse (D-RI). An identical bill also has bipartisan support in the House from Mitchell (R-MI), Polis (D-CO)... [More]

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The College Transparency Act

by Administrator 19. May 2017 10:45
This week we saw the the College Transparency Act introduced in both chamber of Congress. It has bipartisan sponsorship in the Senate from Hatch (R-UT), Warren (D-MA), Cassidy (R-LA), and Whitehouse (D-RI). An identical bill also has bipartisan support in the House from Mitchell (R-MI), Polis (D-CO)... [More]

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Things to Read, May 2017

by Tod Massa 12. May 2017 16:42
If your institution is delving into the use of predictive analytics, I hope you have read this excellent brief from New America (https://www.newamerica.org/education-policy/policy-papers/predictive-analytics-higher-education/#guiding-practice-5-meet-institutional-goals-and-improve-student-outcomes-b... [More]

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Updates

by Administrator 28. April 2017 15:39
Wendell tells me that the enrollment projections are rolling in. That's good news. Some institutions have asked for extensions, if others have a need, please let Wendell or me know. The student debt reports have been updated for the graduates of 2015-16. I don't see anything surprising, other than ... [More]

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Data, Fairness, Algorithms, Consequences

by Tod Massa 21. April 2017 23:00
This is the subtitle of an excellent essay by Dana Boyd, Toward Accountability: Data, Fairness, Algorithms, Consequences. I've expressed before my concerns about data use and predictive analytics. This essay really nails a few points. This is a favorite point of mine: There is nothing abou... [More]

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Data, Fairness, Algorithms, Consequences

by Tod Massa 21. April 2017 22:50
This is the subtitle of an excellent essay by Dana Boyd, Toward Accountability: Data, Fairness, Algorithms, Consequences. I've expressed before my concerns about data use and predictive analytics. This essay really nails a few points. This is a favorite point of mine: There is nothing abou... [More]

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High School to College, and Transfer - Notes on Counting and Success

by Administrator 7. April 2017 09:52
Relevant to recent discussions in and around Richmond recently: 1)  According to VDOE's C11 report based on matching high school graduate records to college attendance records with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC). 72% of Virginia public high school graduates go to college somewher... [More]

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Proposed Changes on Race/Ethnicity

by Administrator 31. March 2017 11:03
I received email today about the March 1st notice in the Federal Register about proposed changes to federal reporting of race/ethnicity. I must have missed previous notices on the subject.  The Federal Interagency Working Group for Research on Race and Ethnicity has been tasked with reviewing t... [More]

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Pell Awards by Locality

by Tod Massa 24. March 2017 21:38
You may have noticed last weekend that some new reports were listed on the website and in the Weekend Update focused on Pell grant recipients by locality. These were a bit challenging to produce because privacy laws, particularly FERPA, prevent us reporting that 100% of students from a given localit... [More]

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SEOG

by Tod Massa 17. March 2017 20:39
The White House released it's "America First" budget yesterday, InsideHigherEd's coverage is here. One of the items that stand out is this: Eliminates the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant program, a less welltargeted way to deliver need-based aid than the Pell Grant program, to red... [More]

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