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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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Random Catch-up

by Tod Massa 16. March 2018 22:46
First, our apologies for the data collection site being unavailable the last couple of days. Somebody in the server farm with VITA or Northrup-Grumman did something really stupid or inattentive and left us dead in the water. Everything is up and running, it just can't found on the Internet. Hopefull... [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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legislation update - coming to the end

by Tod Massa 2. March 2018 16:28
  One of the big transfer bills has a substitute and is still moving through. SB631 (Dunnavant) has significant implications for reporting. (As a reminder, strike-throughs represent language to be removed, italics represent new language.  C. The Council and each public institution of ... [More]

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A Preview of Coming Changes to the B10 Collection

by Tod Massa 16. February 2018 16:48
The legislative session has now passed the midway point and the bills that have passed their chamber of origin have crossed over to the other chamber for consideration. One of the bills that could affect our data collections as they regard transfer students is SB631. There are reporting requirements... [More]

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Legislation to watch

by Tod Massa 10. February 2018 00:37
  VA SB637 - Virginia Longitudinal Data System; workforce data. Virginia Longitudinal Data System; workforce data. Requires the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), through the Virginia Longitudinal Data System, to report additional information regarding the alignment of post... [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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Wage and Debt Reports Bills

by Tod Massa 26. January 2018 22:01
SB 637 - Dunnavant - This bill creates a couple of minor changes to the section of Code mandating SCHEV publish the reports on wage and debt outcomes. The first change requires us to publish hours worked and occupation. SCHEV is happy to do this, if the Virginia Employment Commission is able to... [More]

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Cost of Living Estimates

by Tod Massa 19. January 2018 20:39
 We are at the end of the first week of the legislative session and there are a lot of bills in play. Some of these will affect data collections. I'm not going to say too much about them since I believe a number of these will probably be rolled into one bill about dual enrollment and transfer. ... [More]

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Categories: Student Success

Reports to Council

by Tod Massa 5. January 2018 20:13
Next Tuesday, January 9th, I will be presenting to the SCHEV Resources & Planning Committee on Degree Awards for 2016-17 and fall 2017 enrollment at the public four-institutions. The highlights are in the press release here. In the Academic Affairs committee I will be discussing and demonstratin... [More]

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