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VA HB886 is now law

by Tod Massa 6. April 2014 20:12
If you are unfamiliar with reading legislative markup, Italics represent new language, strikeouts represent deleted language. I have included only the relevant sections here. for the full bill text, please go here.   SUMMARY AS PASSED HOUSE: (all summaries) State Council of Higher Educatio... [More]

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What did you learn this week? 4/4/14

by Tod Massa 4. April 2014 21:37
So, what did you learn this week? I learned that PLUS loans are not grants. I was actually already aware of this, but it is striking to me that Rachel Fishman felt it needed to be said. As important as it is to provide opportunity, it is equally important that families are not thrust into thousands ... [More]

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More on Veterans

by Tod Massa 31. March 2014 09:18
Looking at the table in my last blog post, one can see that all kinds of Virginia institutions are represented. What is the distribution according to institution type and sector? Post-911 GI Bill Beneficiaries by Control and Level, 2012             Virginia Total... [More]

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Veterans and Postsecondary Enrollment

by Tod Massa 29. March 2014 20:23
On March 24th, the Student Veterans of America (SVA) released a report on the Million Records Project. The project is a joint endeavor of the SVA, the Veterans Administration (VA), and the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC). Both Inside Higher Ed and the Chronicle covered the release, as... [More]

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Keeping track of things

by Tod Massa 28. March 2014 22:58
Did you know, that among the public institutions and the private non-profits participating in the Tuition Assistance Grant, there at some 4,726 programs across the combination of institutions, degree, and program. ·         1,489 are at the public four-... [More]

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Credit where due…an internal dialog

by Tod Massa 21. March 2014 20:46
I was back in DC at USED for an IPEDS TRP. (Please note 4:7 ratio of acronyms to words. I like that.) The meeting was about defining institutions for IPEDS. As exciting as that sounds, you will have to wait to read about it once the official TRP report comes out at https://edsurveys.rti.org/ipeds_tr... [More]

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The Hunger Games: Gainful Employment

by Tod Massa 14. March 2014 22:31
As I enjoyed the feeding frenzy this week in the higher ed news media, I could not help but think of The Hunger Games, which is only one of the more recent dystopic imaginings of a future where bloodsports are major media events. Rollerball, Death Race 2000, and The Running Man are other great examp... [More]

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Just notes

by Tod Massa 7. March 2014 20:53
As I noted in the email to Reports Coordinators on the March 7 (today), a number of things are going on. We are working on the 2014 update to the wage reports. This edition will add the graduates of the 2010-11 and provide single-year views of wages at the sector, institution, and degree level, with... [More]

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War Games, Education, and Big Data

by Tod Massa 2. March 2014 12:53
Remember the penultimate scene in the 1983 movie “War Games” where scientist computer Steven Falken (played by John Wood) asks General Beringer played by Barry Corbin, “But does it make any sense?”     Stephen Falken: Uh, uh, General, what you see on these screens ... [More]

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Notes for the end of February

by Tod Massa 28. February 2014 23:42
Some of the most rigorous training in data analysis I received in college was in studio art, particularly in painting classes. When studying portraiture, one of the lessons the successful portraitist learns to really see the subject. Too often the beginner painter/drawer tries to produce something t... [More]

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