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April 20, 2017 // Community College Research Center

Implementing Guided Pathways: Early Insights From the AACC Pathways Colleges

This report provides insight into how colleges are planning and implementing “guided pathways” reforms based on the early work of 30 colleges participating in the American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) Pathways Project. These colleges have committed to redesigning their programs and support services for all incoming students by fall 2018 according to the guided pathways model adopted by AACC based on CCRC’s research.

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April 17, 2017 // University Business

'16 a banner year for predictive analytics in higher ed

“In partnership with Civitas Learning, USF has achieved unprecedented student outcomes,” said Dr. Paul Dosal, vice president of Student Affairs & Student Success at the University of South Florida. “Because of the precise, real-time insights available from Civitas Learning’s Student Success Platform, our case management team is able to help more students exactly when they need it most, and as a result, we expect our 6-year graduation rate to exceed 70 percent, which will be 19 percentage points higher than just six years ago in 2011. Our first-year persistence rate is now at 90 percent, which is the highest in USF history. Additionally, USF has eliminated the achievement gap by race, ethnicity and income.”

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April 11, 2017 // The Atlantic

Ready for College

Apply to college, finish high school, graduate, enroll: it sounds simple, but, for many students negotiating the transition between secondary and postsecondary education, it is a major challenge, one that can make or break their ultimate success in completing college. What support do students need from their high schools and college?

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April 11, 2017 // Yahoo News

Higher Ed Innovators Convene to Share Breakthroughs in Driving Student Success Outcomes, Improving Equity

“Building on the good work of our pioneer institutions, many of our partners are now finding double-digit gains in student persistence, actionable student and course insights, and substantial retained revenue,” said Dr. Mark D. Milliron, Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer of Civitas Learning. “We are thrilled to have our partners back in Austin as we continue this journey of learning together.”

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April 10, 2017 // USF News

Data and Case Management Drive Student Success at USF

What if the university could leverage more of its student data and get real-time results? This insightful question raised by administrators and members of the university’s Student Success Committee led USF into the powerful world of Big Data and the use of predictive analytics through a partnership with Civitas Learning.

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April 9, 2017 // The Oracle, USF's Student Newspaper

EDITORIAL: USF fights for students

USF is taking a stand to help its students, and other colleges should follow its lead.

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April 7, 2017 // Tampa Bay Times

USF uses big data well to help students succeed

In a university teeming with 30,000 undergraduates, where the average freshman’s GPA exceeds 4.0, it would be easy for struggling students to get lost and drop out. But the University of South Florida, using sophisticated software, is making a concerted push to identify students who are having trouble and quickly intervene to help. The results are unequivocal: a narrowing achievement gap, higher retention rates and more students graduating on time.

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April 1, 2017 // Tampa Bay Times

USF uses big data to find, and help, overburdened students

Enter big data. Powerful software maps patterns of success, then pinpoints students veering off track so they can get the support they need. Already, the effort has lifted USF’s graduation and retention rates to new highs. And with the graduation rate, at least, the achievement gap between white and black students has been erased.

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March 30, 2017 // BuiltIn Austin

What makes a great manager? 3 Austin tech companies weigh in

Cheryl Donahue is the VP of strategic partnerships at Civitas Learning, joining the team a year and a half ago. Donahue said she recognized her passion for helping others early on.

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March 30, 2017 // Campus Technology

Higher Ed Analytics Market Is Growing in Complexity

“By evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of leading analytics offerings, this report will help institutions better understand the current market and supply a framework to determine best fit within your institution.” – James Wiley, principal technology analyst at EDUVENTURES

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