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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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2016-17 T1/T2 Survey Collection Information

by MarinaMoschos 14. April 2016 15:04
Dear Report Coordinators,   SCHEV Research implemented some reporting changes to the upcoming 2016-17 Tuition and Fee survey (T1/T2).  Please read below about the specific changes.  If you are not the person who fills out this survey, forward this e-mail to the person at your institut... [More]

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Pell and Performance Funding

by Tod Massa 8. April 2016 22:32
On Monday of this week, InsideHigherEd published this piece, Gaming the Formula, which was followed Wednesday in the Chronicle with an interview with Robert Kelchen, one of the author's of cited study. Essentially, Kelchen and Stedrak, both of Seton Hall University, determined that there is statisti... [More]

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Spring Reading

by Tod Massa 1. April 2016 17:12
There were lots of articles worth reading this past week of the type that can really influence our thinking. First, this three-part series in the Atlantic about college admissions is fascinating look at the evolution of the process.  Where Admissions Went Wrong College Admissions Narcissists Th... [More]

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VLDS and the 2016 General Assembly

by Tod Massa 25. March 2016 22:48
Cross-posted from vlds.virginia.gov. The 2016 session of the Virginia General Assembly, is all but a memory, save for the upcoming reconvened session when the legislature takes action on the Governor’s vetoes. The session was an exciting one for VLDS partners as the Governor had bills establis... [More]

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Student Debt, Graduates of 2014-15

by Tod Massa 17. March 2016 12:07
  The Graduate Debt reports have been released with the addition of the graduates of 2014-15. There have been no changes to format, structure, or underlying assumptions. I think the news is basically good. The increases are relatively minor, but represent a seemingly inexorable tide of students... [More]

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Down to the final hours Virginia General Assembly 2016

by Tod Massa 11. March 2016 15:25
There is about a day left in the session. The financial aid bills I mentioned in previous posts are in conference committees - SB440 and HB568. There seems to be a bit of wrangling to get them to correspond to one another. The Senate VLDS bill was left in House Education without action. However... [More]

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Save the Date: Access and Success Summit

by Tod Massa 11. March 2016 15:13
SAVE THE DATE!   A Summit on Access and Success in Virginia’s Colleges and Universities   June 8, 2016 9 a.m.-5 p.m.   The Westin Hotel 6631 W. Broad St., Richmond, Va. 23230   In collaboration with Virginia’s institutions of higher education, K12 partners and the Gov... [More]

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Throwing data on the fire.

by Tod Massa 2. March 2016 11:43
There has been interesting back and forth on blogs and Twitter between Matt Reed (@deandad) of Confessions of a Community College Dean and Neal McCluskey (@NealMcCluskey) of the Cato Institute that was started by this piece questioning if anyone should be eligible for student loans.   I’m... [More]

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VERTEX Conference

by Tod Massa 29. February 2016 09:37
For the last few years, the University of Texas System has hosted a conference on the use of workforce data in higher education. The 2016 Conference is April 18th and 19th. I will be speaking as part of panel on the use of these data for accountability and transparency. Spoiler alert - I believe the... [More]

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