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It's Time for a Workgroup on Transfer Data

by Tod Massa 26. April 2018 17:33
SB631, which makes substantial changes to transfer from public two-year colleges to four-year colleges, has passed and becomes effective July 1, 2018. If he signs it, I will call together a working group of institutional colleagues to consider how SCHEV will tackle the reporting requirements as they... [More]

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Still Hungry and Homeless in College

by Tod Massa 6. April 2018 17:36
I hope you saw the release of the report from Wisconsin HOPE Lab: STILL HUNGRY AND HOMELESS IN COLLEGE. This is the latest attempt spear-headed by Sara Goldrick-Rab (with some very talented colleagues - Jed Richardson, Joel Schneider, Anthony Hernandez, and Clare Cady) to explore home... [More]

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Student Migration

by Tod Massa 30. March 2018 14:23
This is a guest post from our Virginia Management Fellow, Tyler Williams. Until 2013, out-migration had never occurred in Virginia (University of Virginia Demographics Research Group). Now for the fourth year in a row, data show more people are moving out of Virginia than into it. This shift in migr... [More]

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Upcoming reports

by Tod Massa 23. March 2018 22:21
A few items about upcoming reports. Not only do we have a new suite of reports on wage and debt outcomes coming, we also have a new suite of transfer outcomes reports on the way. These will be presented at an event in a little over a week. They differ from our current reporting in that they are focu... [More]

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Upcoming reports

by Tod Massa 23. March 2018 22:21
A few items about upcoming reports. Not only do we have a new suite of reports on wage and debt outcomes coming, we also have a new suite of transfer outcomes reports on the way. These will be presented at an event in a little over a week. They differ from our current reporting in that they are focu... [More]

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Random Catch-up

by Tod Massa 16. March 2018 22:46
First, our apologies for the data collection site being unavailable the last couple of days. Somebody in the server farm with VITA or Northrup-Grumman did something really stupid or inattentive and left us dead in the water. Everything is up and running, it just can't found on the Internet. Hopefull... [More]

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Survey Request

by Tod Massa 9. March 2018 10:37
  Earlier this year, the Council created an Ad Hoc Committee on Data and Policy.  The committee met on February 2 and adopted the following mission statement:To develop a blueprint to guide the use of data and data systems maintained by SCHEV as strategic assets in transform... [More]

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legislation update - coming to the end

by Tod Massa 2. March 2018 16:28
  One of the big transfer bills has a substitute and is still moving through. SB631 (Dunnavant) has significant implications for reporting. (As a reminder, strike-throughs represent language to be removed, italics represent new language.  C. The Council and each public institution of ... [More]

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A Preview of Coming Changes to the B10 Collection

by Tod Massa 16. February 2018 16:48
The legislative session has now passed the midway point and the bills that have passed their chamber of origin have crossed over to the other chamber for consideration. One of the bills that could affect our data collections as they regard transfer students is SB631. There are reporting requirements... [More]

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Legislation to watch

by Tod Massa 10. February 2018 00:37
  VA SB637 - Virginia Longitudinal Data System; workforce data. Virginia Longitudinal Data System; workforce data. Requires the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), through the Virginia Longitudinal Data System, to report additional information regarding the alignment of post... [More]

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