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by Tod Massa 26. August 2016 22:34
1) We have five people thus far volunteering to work on the streamlined enrollment projections task force. They represent W&M, GMU, JMU, RU, and RBC.  Plenty of slots left for those that are interested. I will send an email out this next week. 2) Thank you to those who have completed submis... [More]

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Enrollment Projections and Degree Estimates

by Tod Massa 19. August 2016 22:55
The enrollment projection process we use in Virginia is detailed. And burdensome. So, after talking with some folks here in Richmond we've decided to look into streamlining the submission. There are things about the current process that will have to stay in place, but I feel confident we can make su... [More]

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by Tod Massa 12. August 2016 23:35
I was at the SHEEO (State Higher Education Executive Officers) Conference in Pittsburgh, PA part of this week. One of the highlights of the sessions was a presentation by David P Baker on the research in his book, The Schooled Society - The Educational Transformation of Global Culture. I picked up a... [More]

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In all seriousness...

by Tod Massa 5. August 2016 22:49
...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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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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