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Institutions’ Use of Data and Analytics for Student Success: Results From a Landscape Analysis

4.25.18

This report highlights the findings from a national survey of over 1,000 institutional research, student affairs, and IT professionals across a variety of higher education institutions aimed at uncovering trends on how institutions gather, share, and use data. Included in the recommendations is a call to prioritize measuring student outcomes on college campuses.
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Making Digital Learning Work

4.24.18

This report highlights promising practices at six colleges and universities (e.g. Arizona State University, Houston Community College, and Rio Salado College) that have applied digital learning methods that take into account students’ individual contexts. As a result, learning outcomes and access to higher education have increased for diverse student populations.
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Next Generation CBE: Supporting Success for Underprepared College Learners

4.20.18

This report, which is part of a series on competency-based education (CBE), explores the potential for CBE when helping increase college completion rates for students requiring developmental education in college.
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Learning by Doing for the 21st Century

4.20.18

Kazin argues for the role that hands-on learning (i.e. “making” instead of just acquiring knowledge) can play through programs such as competency-based education (CBE) in elevating the quality of learning and preparation for 21st century jobs for college students.
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Making Meaning of Credentials: How States are Aligning Credentials with Industry Needs

4.19.18

This article asks the question “what can students get out of an industry-recognized credential?” These non-degree credentials have been found to increase the likelihood of employment and result in higher wages for recipients. Louisiana and other states are seeking to take advantage of these benefits by implementing statewide initiatives that hold schools more accountable for student success and preparation as they transition from classroom to employment.
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