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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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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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Blog Post: The Kludgeocreacy, Big Data, and Personalized Public Policy

by Tod Massa 2. November 2013 09:03
Keep off the patio,Keep off the path. The lawn may be green But you better not be seen Walkin' through the gate that leads you down, Down to a pool fraught with danger Is a pool full of strangers.  You're living in your own Private Idaho, Where do I go from he... [More]

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Bandwagon! Jump! Missed.

by Tod Massa 24. October 2013 11:40
On October 15, Barton Hinkle wrote in the Richmond Times-Dispatch about why “College costs will soon plunge. “ This column is essentially a book review of a new book by Tyler Cowen, an economist at George Mason University, “Average Is Over.” The answer, as you can likely gues... [More]

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The Politics of Information

by Tod Massa 27. September 2013 07:36
This is one of my favorite topics of thought and discussion, the politics of information.  I am involved in creating a lot of information. I mean, really a lot, of information. I daresay there are few Virginians really aware of how much information we publish at SCHEV Research. In fact, I suspe... [More]

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Wow, it has been an interesting week.

by Tod Massa 20. September 2013 23:16
First, we went to Radford University for the Council meeting and the annual joint meeting with Council of Presidents. After eight months of work with the TJ21 Implementation committee, the enrollment projections and degree estimates were adopted with few questions by committee and Council. This work... [More]

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Borrowing Trouble

by Tod Massa 16. August 2013 20:12
The last report packages on the student debt of graduates are out for review. At least, I think they are the last. On one level, it seems there is only so much one can say about the accumulated student loans for recent graduates. After all, you can count the borrowers and compute percentage of gradu... [More]

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Is Texas a model for Virginia?

by Tod Massa 20. July 2013 12:50
There is a lot happening in the higher ed data space these days. We will soon be releasing Graduate Debt by Program as a companion piece to the Post-Completion Wages of Graduates. As I have mentioned previously, at some point, probably when we update the Wage Reports, we will offer some kind of blen... [More]

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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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