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In all seriousness...

by Tod Massa 5. August 2016 22:31
...I offer this excellent blog post from The Tattooed Professor. Earlier today, a robust debate emerged around an article in the “Academics Anonymous” section of The Guardian‘s “Higher Education Network” and its sweeping denunciation of social media in academe. With the... [More]

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Some College, No Degree

by Tod Massa 22. July 2016 23:11
Recently I have been asked to look into the estimates of the number of Virginians with "some college, no degree." Periodically, this is a group seen as low-hanging fruit in terms of getting people back to college to finish degrees to increase completion. Five years ago, the estimate was around 900,0... [More]

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Some College, No Degree

by Tod Massa 22. July 2016 22:09
Recently I have been asked to look into the estimates of the number of Virginians with "some college, no degree." Periodically, this is a group seen as low-hanging fruit in terms of getting people back to college to finish degrees to increase completion. Five years ago, the estimate was around 900,0... [More]

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Scandals and College Applications

by Tod Massa 15. July 2016 15:42
So, I saw this tweet announcing a new blog post at InsideHigherEd;   Dear @tylerkingkade — I paid homage to you in this blog entry: https://t.co/HDZIDpqTqY :) @insidehighered — TeresaValerioParrot (@tvparrot) July 15, 2016 Which leads to this working paper on the Impact of C... [More]

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Positions at SCHEV Research

by Tod Massa 8. July 2016 22:28
We've got a couple of brand new positions about to be advertised. They should be on the state website starting Monday. Both are exciting additions to our team and will develop Business Intelligence reports and applications using LogiAnalytics (I expect we'll do some training here.) I will update thi... [More]

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Semi-Random Thoughts on Free College and Measurement

by Tod Massa 1. July 2016 11:44
Yesterday, we had a bit of an email discussion about free community college for adult students. After the various interchanges were complete, this occurred to me: “Measurement needs to change. The ways college and community college success are currently measured are based on assumptions about ... [More]

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Accreditation

by Tod Massa 25. June 2016 00:12
Stunning news this week as the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) voted to de-recognize the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). While this is not the final death blow, it is a blow that may be hard to recover from as member insti... [More]

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Accreditation

by Tod Massa 24. June 2016 21:37
Stunning news this week as the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) voted to de-recognize the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). While this is not the final death blow, it is a blow that may be hard to recover from as member insti... [More]

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Changes in the Air

by Tod Massa 17. June 2016 21:19
There is no downtime in higher ed it seems these days. There is always something going on, always something changing. A few of you have contacted us about changes to the SAT and how to report SAT scores this fall. We have started discussions, and I expect we will have answers for you in the next cou... [More]

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Our Students, Our Future

by Tod Massa 10. June 2016 23:17
“Our Students, Our Future” was the theme of SCHEV’s Summit on College Access, Success and Completion. It was outstanding event that began  in earnest with Elizabeth Creamer (Office of the Secretary of Commerce and Trade Advisor for Workforce Development) delivering a passionat... [More]

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