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Gainful Employment for All

by Tod Massa 2. February 2018 17:21
The chair of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) has released a white paper on accountability in preparation of reauthorizing the Higher Education Act of 1965. InsideHigherEd has covered it here.  There are positions of interest here that bear watchin... [More]

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Gainful Employment for All

by Tod Massa 2. February 2018 17:21
The chair of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) has released a white paper on accountability in preparation of reauthorizing the Higher Education Act of 1965. InsideHigherEd has covered it here.  There are positions of interest here that bear watchin... [More]

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Holiday Migration

by Tod Massa 21. November 2014 23:01
Over the next weeks, we will be migrating one server and eliminating five. The migration is the hard job because it involves migrating five websites, including the institutional portals. As we do this, there will be some modest changes as the migration also represents the first of several stages of ... [More]

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Fewer than 400

by Tod Massa 26. September 2014 19:43
On September 25, 2014, InsideHigherEd (and others) reported that cohort default rates had dipped slightly from 14.7% to 13.7%  representing 650,000+ defaulting individuals who entered repayment between October 1, 2010 and September 30, 2011.  On the surface, this is good news. However, we ... [More]

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Duncan commits to PIRS, again, and more

by Tod Massa 2. May 2014 21:36
The first article I read a few minutes after six a.m. Thursday morning was about Secretary Duncan’s statement that the Postsecondary Institution Ratings System (PIRS) will go forward – even without the requested 10 million dollars.  Apart from the fact that I still don’t under... [More]

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Been there. Done that. Got the chart.

by Tod Massa 22. November 2013 18:51
In the Twitterverse and elsewhere this week, there was noise about the failure of institutions to disclose graduation rates of students with Pell grants and students without Pell but with subsidized Stafford loans. This is a disclosure requirement of the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act. My fri... [More]

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Deconstructing Indiana

by Tod Massa 9. November 2013 09:05
This week Indiana released (http://www.in.gov/che/3019.htm) a slick new Return on Investment Report. When I first glanced at it, despite the fact it is all PDFs (c’mon we are in the age of Web2.0+ now), I was jealous. After all, they have calculated the annual cost of college before financial ... [More]

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No Dog Days This Summer

by Tod Massa 10. July 2013 17:23
While it is not yet August, I can promise you there will be no Dog Days. Two things are about to happen this week. First, we will be releasing for institutional review the first reports on student loan debt at completion. Public release of these data will be in August. As a reminder, this is one of ... [More]

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Coming Attractions

by Tod Massa 29. May 2013 21:32
It is going to be an exciting summer! Very shortly we will be releasing the new Transfer Feedback reports for VCCS and Richard Bland College. These are in the review stage now.  They differ  from the existing  transfer reports in a number of important ways. First, they are annualized ... [More]

The SCHEVResearch Community is finally online!

by Administrator 8. March 2013 20:09
Welcome to the Community! It has been long road to get here. Along the way we did a complete rebuild of the website, learned hard lessons about implementing open source software, and worked through a significant series of upgrades of this software. So, what do we have now, and what does this mean to... [More]

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