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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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Categories: Data Collections, General

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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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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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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