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The official blog of @SCHEVResearch at the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Discussions about our work, national higher education data policy, and highlights about the data we publish.

 

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Student Migration

by Tod Massa 30. March 2018 14:23
This is a guest post from our Virginia Management Fellow, Tyler Williams. Until 2013, out-migration had never occurred in Virginia (University of Virginia Demographics Research Group). Now for the fourth year in a row, data show more people are moving out of Virginia than into it. This shift in migr... [More]

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Survey Request

by Tod Massa 9. March 2018 10:37
  Earlier this year, the Council created an Ad Hoc Committee on Data and Policy.  The committee met on February 2 and adopted the following mission statement:To develop a blueprint to guide the use of data and data systems maintained by SCHEV as strategic assets in transform... [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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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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Quick shorts for the new academic year

by Tod Massa 9. September 2017 00:10
  I hope the new academic year is off to a great start on college campuses across the Commonwealth. I spent much of August traveling to Minneapolis for the State Higher Education Executive Officers annual policy conference and then for a two week vacation. I cam back refreshed and relaxed...for... [More]

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Proposed Changes on Race/Ethnicity

by Administrator 31. March 2017 11:03
I received email today about the March 1st notice in the Federal Register about proposed changes to federal reporting of race/ethnicity. I must have missed previous notices on the subject.  The Federal Interagency Working Group for Research on Race and Ethnicity has been tasked with reviewing t... [More]

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Fall Headcount Final Enrollments

by Tod Massa 20. January 2017 22:50
Short form: Total enrollment is down, nearly 8,000 students to 520,879. The only sector with increased enrollment was the public four-year sector. Public two-year and independent college sector showed decreases. E42: Changes in Fall Headcount. //

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The book "EVERYDATA"

by Tod Massa 2. December 2016 21:09
Based on the recommendation of a former college president, I picked up a copy of the book, "EVERYDATA The misinformation hidden in the little data you consume every day," By John H. Johnson and Mike Gluck. This book is oriented to making the average person a better consumer of the data seen each day... [More]

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The cost of dropping out

by Tod Massa 16. September 2016 17:28
There is an undeniable payoff in going to a college that has been documented a number of times. Recently, the Center for Education and the Workforce found that than 95% jobs created during the recent economic recovery have gone to workers with at least some college education. SCHEV's data show that ... [More]

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Categories: General, Reports, Student Success

Data, Efforts that use Data, and Tying them Together

by Tod Massa 9. September 2016 23:21
One thing that has struck me over my career is just how often meetings are so focused on a topic and having the right people and representation in the room. On the surface this is a good thing and it usually makes meetings easier to manage than otherwise. However, what happens is that the topic tend... [More]

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