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May 8, 2017 // New Learning Times

Profile: Charles Thornburgh

Charles Thornburgh is the founder of Civitas Learning, a cloud-based, predictive analytics platform that provides data to students, faculty, advisors, and administrators to deepen learning and improve outcomes. Thornburgh’s career has focused on using technology to improve access and efficacy in a variety of educational environments.
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May 2, 2017 // Austin Business Journal

26 highly innovative Central Texas professionals recognized as EY Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists

Entrepreneurship is a cornerstone of Central Texas' economic engine — Austin has reigned for the past two years as the country's top startup incubator, according to an influential ranking produced by the Kauffman Foundation. Some of that innovative thinking will be on display later this month. Twenty-six individuals representing 21 companies have been named finalists for this year’s Central Texas EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards, which cover Austin and San Antonio.

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May 1, 2017 // EY

EY announces the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award finalists in Central Texas

EY today announced the finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in Central Texas. The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
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April 30, 2017 // Getting Smart

An Integrated Approach to College, Career & Life Readiness - A Case Study on Personalizing Guidance

This is the first of two publications that focus on improving students’ college, career and life readiness, particularly for students who have been underrepresented in higher education. Both publications frame the larger context of readiness through case studies that analyze the effectiveness of College Spark Washington’s (CSW) College Readiness Initiative (CRI). This first publication, An Integrated Approach to College, Career & Life Readiness: A Case Study on Personalizing Guidance, features the program Career Guidance Washington (CGW, @waOSPI), which takes a student-centered approach to college, career and life readiness by helping students understand who they are, where they’re headed and how they’ll get there.
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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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