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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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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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