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November 8, 2017 // EdSurge

Who Controls AI in Higher Ed, And Why It Matters (Part 1)

EdSurge invited a panel of experts to discuss their vision of the promises and perils of AI in education in the first installment of our new series. The first segment included two guests with different perspectives: Candace Thille, an assistant professor of education at Stanford Graduate School of Education, and Mark Milliron, co-founder and chief learning officer at Civitas Learning.

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October 27, 2017 // Third Way

The Crowdsourced Higher Ed Social Media Influencers List

With issues of higher education in the news every day, it’s tough to keep track of everything that’s happening. We often find ourselves turning to Twitter for instant news and some much-needed pulse checking. That’s why we’ve taken a page out of Mike Petrilli’s K-12 playbook and created a list of folks that are making waves in the federal higher education dialogue on social media.

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October 26, 2017 // Austin Business Journal

Fast 50 2017: How Civitas Learning delivers on goal to boost college student performance

CEO Charles Thornburgh founded the company in 2011 to help more students graduate college. To prove its methods work, Civitas Learning shows schools how the data influences graduation rates. Thornburgh talks to ABJ about the challenges of running such a fast-growing enterprise.

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October 25, 2017 // Xconomy

After Harvey’s Chaos, Tech Tools Provide Key Connection to Schools

To address older students, like those in college who are affected by Harvey, a group made up of Austin edtech startup Civitas Learning, Austin Community College, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and others has turned to crowdfunding, which has raised about $50,000 to provide grants that cover emergency needs, from replacement medicine to Uber gift cards for a student whose car was flooded. The idea is to help these students, even in small ways, deal with the disruption created by the storm so they will stay in school.

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October 24, 2017 // EDUCAUSE review

Redesigning Austin Community College: Transformation Through Integrated Technology

In 2011, funding from an Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) grant allowed Austin Community College (ACC) to begin the work needed to revamp and improve the student experience. ACC conducted an ethnographic study with Civitas Learning, observing more than 200 hours of ACC student-advisor interactions.

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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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