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Playing and Paying

by Tod Massa 24. October 2014 21:13
How does academic fraud of the type that occurred at UNC Chapel Hill go on so long? InsideHigherEd and the Chronicle of Higher Education have both covered it. My first thought was to wonder what we can see in our data. In the E20 Report we have published the number of registrations by cour... [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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Closing Down Summer

by Tod Massa 22. August 2014 20:59
I don't know about you, but this has definitely not been the summer of my dreams, not even the summer I had planned. It has simply been far too busy at home and work. I hope your summer has been better. This week's round-up of articles is pretty eclectic at first glance. Dig deeper, and they tell an... [More]

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It is a Risky Business

by Tod Massa 18. July 2014 17:50
When I decided to this start this blog, I had a different idea in mind. Initially, I was thinking of something more formal. But that is not really me, and so it became a mix of national issues, state issues, and social media. Based on the feedback I have received, it seems to be working. Please let ... [More]

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Quick Takes from the Road

by Tod Massa 30. May 2014 08:01
A few quick takes on a Roadtrip Friday (back to Richmond) from the 2014 AIR Forum. Gary Pike continues a career of good work in institutional research. Pike and Steven Graunke, both of IUPUI, presented very interesting research on first-year retention rates using data from the Consortium for Studen... [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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War Games, Education, and Big Data

by Tod Massa 2. March 2014 12:53
Remember the penultimate scene in the 1983 movie “War Games” where scientist computer Steven Falken (played by John Wood) asks General Beringer played by Barry Corbin, “But does it make any sense?”     Stephen Falken: Uh, uh, General, what you see on these screens ... [More]

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Something else the feds know little about

by Tod Massa 14. February 2014 20:07
What do we know about veteran success in higher education?   Turns out, like many other federal programs, not much. While there is a project in the works, described in this article from over a year ago, nothing seems to have broken lose yet.  This article suggests that a release is im... [More]

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What's Up Doc, Beer Pong, and PIRS

by Tod Massa 3. January 2014 21:42
Since I did not write blog posts the last couple of weeks, there is a little pressure with this being the first post of the New Year as it might be expected to set the tone for the rest of the year. Then it occurred to me that I don’t usually pay much attention to New Year’s Eve and Day.... [More]

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Art - The Best Major

by Tod Massa 7. December 2013 10:10
What would I major in today? What would I tell someone else? The last few weeks I have been thinking about choices of majors and degrees. This was particularly true last weekend after going through a number of video blogs about college being a bad choice, and certain majors being worse choices. I do... [More]

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