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October 17, 2017 // Higher Education Today

Community Insights: 15 to Finish, Or One More Course?

In their third Community Insights report, Civitas Learning examines persistence among part-time students and the gap in persistence rates between part-time and full-time students. The brief also provides examples of what institutions successfully working to close these gaps are doing to support their part-time students.

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October 11, 2017 // Campus Technology

Report: Taking Just One Extra Course Can Lead to Better Student Outcomes

New research from Civitas Learning is questioning whether that one-size-fits-all slogan is over-simplifying the goal. Civitas produces an application for helping institutions use their own data to fine-tune and improve student outcomes.

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October 11, 2017 // Education Dive

Report Outlines Critical Supports for Part-Timers

As nontraditional students and adult learners continue to comprise a larger percentage of the total higher education student population, the number of students who prefer or require a part-time postsecondary schedule is likely to grow.

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October 11, 2017 // Community College Daily

Taking One More Course Can Matter

A new report emphasizes the benefits of part-time students adding more courses — even just one — in helping them persist and complete a credential.

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October 11, 2017 // Inside Higher Ed

New Data on Course Loads and Persistence

Small increases in course loads can increase the odds that students will stick with college and eventually graduate, particularly part-time students. That’s the central finding of a new report from Civitas Learning, a student success company with a focus on predictive analytics.

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October 11, 2017 // Press Release

New Data Reveal Key Opportunities to Improve Part-Time Student Success

Civitas Learning today released an analysis of data from 60 institutions designed to inform college and university efforts to improve outcomes and increase persistence, particularly for fast growing populations of part-time and nontraditional students.

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October 10, 2017 // The Bridge, PCC's Student Newspaper

Emergency Funds Offer $500 to Struggling Students

Last year the District Student Council voted to increase the Student Activity Fee. One of the things they decided to do with the increased funds was to to create the Emergency Grant Fund; this program will help students experiencing a financial crisis.

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October 5, 2017 // Austin Inno

Inno Blazers: Meet the Category Winners of Austin’s 50 on Fire

For the uninitiated, 50 on Fire is a contest that starts with hundreds of nominations from the community. Austin Inno — along with editors at other American Inno markets — then select the 50 most exciting companies, which is gauged by recent venture capital funding, employee headcount growth and innovative products. A panel of judges evaluates the 50 on Fire list and rank the top three companies in each category. After tallying votes, we have our category-winning Inno Blazers.

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October 4, 2017 // EdTech Digest

Better Together

A first-generation college student, Mark David Milliron came from a family of nine kids, with an African American brother, Native American brother, Korean sister—in total, 25 foster children, and was the first one to go on a higher education journey. It could have gone differently, but it hasn’t. Decades later, he’s doing what he knows how to do.

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October 4, 2017 // UA News

UA Retention Rates Exceed ABOR Goals

A campus-wide collaboration to increase student success, driven by in-depth data analysis, led to a significant rise in retention rates at the UA, where the 2017-2018 one-year retention rate exceeded the goal set by the Arizona Board of Regents.

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