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Data, Fairness, Algorithms, Consequences

by Tod Massa 21. April 2017 23:00
This is the subtitle of an excellent essay by Dana Boyd, Toward Accountability: Data, Fairness, Algorithms, Consequences. I've expressed before my concerns about data use and predictive analytics. This essay really nails a few points. This is a favorite point of mine: There is nothing abou... [More]

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Data, Fairness, Algorithms, Consequences

by Tod Massa 21. April 2017 22:50
This is the subtitle of an excellent essay by Dana Boyd, Toward Accountability: Data, Fairness, Algorithms, Consequences. I've expressed before my concerns about data use and predictive analytics. This essay really nails a few points. This is a favorite point of mine: There is nothing abou... [More]

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High School to College, and Transfer - Notes on Counting and Success

by Administrator 7. April 2017 09:52
Relevant to recent discussions in and around Richmond recently: 1)  According to VDOE's C11 report based on matching high school graduate records to college attendance records with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC). 72% of Virginia public high school graduates go to college somewher... [More]

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Proposed Changes on Race/Ethnicity

by Administrator 31. March 2017 11:03
I received email today about the March 1st notice in the Federal Register about proposed changes to federal reporting of race/ethnicity. I must have missed previous notices on the subject.  The Federal Interagency Working Group for Research on Race and Ethnicity has been tasked with reviewing t... [More]

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Pell Awards by Locality

by Tod Massa 24. March 2017 21:38
You may have noticed last weekend that some new reports were listed on the website and in the Weekend Update focused on Pell grant recipients by locality. These were a bit challenging to produce because privacy laws, particularly FERPA, prevent us reporting that 100% of students from a given localit... [More]

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SEOG

by Tod Massa 17. March 2017 20:39
The White House released it's "America First" budget yesterday, InsideHigherEd's coverage is here. One of the items that stand out is this: Eliminates the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant program, a less welltargeted way to deliver need-based aid than the Pell Grant program, to red... [More]

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Lower Ed and Paying the Price

by Tod Massa 11. March 2017 02:11
Two videos from two of my favorite higher ed sociologists! Full interview from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah of Tressie McMillan Cottom about Lower ED.   Sara Goldrick-Rab's keynote SXSWEdu about Paying the Price.

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Lower Ed and Paying the Price

by Tod Massa 11. March 2017 02:11
Two videos from two of my favorite higher ed sociologists! Full interview from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah of Tressie McMillan Cottom about Lower ED.   Sara Goldrick-Rab's keynote SXSWEdu about Paying the Price.

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LOWER ED

by Tod Massa 3. March 2017 16:21
LOWER ED: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy by Tressie McMillan-Cottom , PhD, is an Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, (@tressiemcphd) is the book on higher education you should read this year. Not because it is a diatribe against all the th... [More]

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Bills Now Likely to Become Laws

by Tod Massa 24. February 2017 22:54
The big news is that HB 1664, making the VLDS a duty of the State Council and continuing the required reporting of wage and debt data for for all academic programs, has been passed by the Senate without objection. HB 2262 creating the Virginia Online Network was amended in the Senate, the House reje... [More]

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