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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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Housing cost as a benchmark

by Tod Massa 3. June 2016 23:34
This article from Vox covers the latest report, Out of Reach 2016, from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) which estimates the hourly wage needed to afford a modest two bedroom apartment without rent exceeding 30% of income. The NLIHC rent estimates use the 40th percentile of rents to... [More]

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Memorial Day Notes

by Tod Massa 27. May 2016 22:43
Today someone let me know that they were disappointed that that there was no blog post a few weeks ago. I find that somewhat amusing as that I know there are others that breathe a sigh of relief if I miss a week. A few notes: SCHEV's Summit College Access, Success and Completion is now at capacity a... [More]

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Postsecondary Data Infrastructure

by Tod Massa 20. May 2016 15:25
There as a big event in Washington, DC this week sponsored by the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) Envisioning the National Postsecondary Infrastructure in the 21st Century. Here's the blurb: America's students, policymakers, and institutions need better information about our postse... [More]

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Thoughts on Why

by Tod Massa 13. May 2016 22:46
Higher education data collections like SCHEV's have been going on a long time.  Student level collections at SCHEV date back to 1992 similar to their current format. There was a smaller group of collections, consisting of most notably, degrees conferred, prior to that. HEGIS, the progenitor of ... [More]

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SAM, #CountallStudents, and the SSI

by Tod Massa 5. May 2016 15:34
There is a good article in InsideHigherEd today about the Student Achievement Metric (SAM) and the #CountAllStudents campaign to increase adoption of SAM. SAM is a good measure and very similar to Virginia's Student Success Index (SSI). Both measures find ways to include First-time in College a... [More]

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Hunger and Class

by Tod Massa 29. April 2016 23:14
This week saw the #RealCollege conference sponsored by the Wisconsin HOPE Lab. Held in Milwaukee it was a focus on food and housing insecurity for college students. Wick Sloane wrote about his experience and concerns in this essay at InsideHigherEd. As I've written before, I think this is an importa... [More]

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Wandering and Reading

by Tod Massa 23. April 2016 00:55
I have been traveling this week. VerTex 2016 in Austin, Texas was at the beginning of the week. There are a number of people doing very good work in a variety of states about postsecondary education and the workforce. Many of the usual suspects were in attendance, including Tony Carnevale and Jeff S... [More]

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