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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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Yes, that is a lot of money…

by Tod Massa 13. September 2013 22:21
Yes, that is a lot of money… In this last around of review of the graduate debt data, a question was raised.  “Can you provide data used to present this information?  I assume the SCHEV_FA data is the source, but the loan debt at ${large number over 150k} (maximum) for an art ... [More]

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Blogging Wonks

by Tod Massa 6. September 2013 19:46
Even though it is still Friday night, I am at least writing this in the office before I go home.  Today was the last of the ten-part series "The Tuition is Too Damn High" in the Wonk Blog at the Washington Post. The series has had some interesting moments, and has generated thoughtful reactions... [More]

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Six-year plans and all that jazz

by Tod Massa 30. August 2013 20:17
Yes, it's another Friday night and I am blogging work stuff. I hope that in another few weeks I can find a different time to do this, especially since I get so little feedback on these. Yet I know you are reading. The NSA told me so.  I went down Virginia seekin' shelter from the stormCaught up... [More]

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Institutional Ratings

by Tod Massa 23. August 2013 20:49
Yesterday and today, the big news was President Obama's plan to make college affordable.You have probably seen the coverage, and, if you are following us on Twitter, you have seen my comments, They boil down to these: We have more and better data than USED, and I am not sure we would want to create ... [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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No Dog Days This Summer

by Tod Massa 10. July 2013 17:23
While it is not yet August, I can promise you there will be no Dog Days. Two things are about to happen this week. First, we will be releasing for institutional review the first reports on student loan debt at completion. Public release of these data will be in August. As a reminder, this is one of ... [More]

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Coming Attractions

by Tod Massa 29. May 2013 21:32
It is going to be an exciting summer! Very shortly we will be releasing the new Transfer Feedback reports for VCCS and Richard Bland College. These are in the review stage now.  They differ  from the existing  transfer reports in a number of important ways. First, they are annualized ... [More]
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