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Rights & Privacy

by Tod Massa 10. November 2018 09:57
Yesterday I was sitting in meeting during a discussion of privacy laws and the changing landscape of data privacy. During the section on FERPA, I felt compelled to remind others that it is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Far too often the focus on FERPA is on privacy, forgetting that ... [More]

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Rights & Privacy

by Tod Massa 10. November 2018 08:38
Yesterday I was sitting in meeting during a discussion of privacy laws and the changing landscape of data privacy. During the section on FERPA, I felt compelled to remind others that it is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Far too often the focus on FERPA is on privacy, forgetting that ... [More]

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Data Governance

by Tod Massa 2. November 2018 21:57
At the end of September I was in Little Rock, Arkansas as part of a panel discussion on  statewide longitudinal data systems, sharing our experiences in Virginia. I've been meaning to write up my thoughts from that day, but haven't taken the time yet to do so. One of the things I spoke about wa... [More]

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Degrees Awarded 2017-18

by Tod Massa 27. October 2018 08:35
  On Monday (Oct 29th), the Resources & Planning Committee of Council will receive my report on degrees awarded for last year. You can find the full report beginning on page 76 of the Agenda Book.   Virginia’s public and private nonprofit colleges and universities awarded 54... [More]

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Degrees Awarded 2017-18

by Tod Massa 26. October 2018 21:59
  On Monday (Oct 29th), the Resources & Planning Committee of Council will receive my report on degrees awarded for last year. You can find the full report beginning on page 76 of the Agenda Book.   Virginia’s public and private nonprofit colleges and universities awarded 54... [More]

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Proposed Changes to the Data Collections Regarding Transfer

by Tod Massa 19. October 2018 23:54
  Final Draft of Proposed Data Collection Changes to Comply with Reporting and Analysis Requirements for SB 631 (2018) After consultation with a group of institutional representatives, we have settled on a handful of changes to the data collections that will enable the type of reporting describ... [More]

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Calendar Updates/Reminder

by Tod Massa 12. October 2018 16:15
SCHEV's Spring 2019 EEE survey will open starting Wednesday, January 2, 2019 through Monday, January 21, 2019.   We will be shutting down the Data Collection (DC) and Student Information VCSIN (SIV) systems starting Tuesday, January 22, 2019 through Sunday, March 10, 2019 to address data ... [More]

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Presentation

by Tod Massa 21. September 2018 18:03
It is the end of an intense and busy week. Council meeting, tornadoes (even in my neighborhood, but little damage fortunately), presentation to Senate Finance Education Subcommittee, a long talk about goals for transfer, and then a conference call for the transfer data collection and reporting task ... [More]

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Survey results that probably should be ignored

by Tod Massa 31. August 2018 22:52
This article at Inside HigherEd on the recent MLA survey on Language Ph.D.s: A Jobs Snapshot is really the kind of article that shouldn't be written. The survey simply does not provide enough responses to be meaningful. It covers PhD recipients that were contacted in a 2015 study. There we... [More]

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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Gainful Employment

by Tod Massa 17. August 2018 17:08
Okay folks, here it is. The official NPRM for modifying Gainful Employment. August 14, 2018, the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to rescind the gainful employment (GE) regulations, which added subpart Q of the Student Assistance General Provisio... [More]

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