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November 15, 2017 // NASFAA

Panel Discusses How Schools Can Use Data to Help Struggling Students

Collecting and analyzing data on students can allow schools to intervene when they appear to be struggling, a panel of higher education experts said during an event in Washington, DC, Tuesday.  The event, hosted by Third Way, was the second part of three-part series of discussions called “Using Data To Get To And Through College.”

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November 14, 2017 // The Tech Tribune

10 Best Tech Startups in Austin

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Austin, Texas. Civitas Learning was included as one of the ten companies listed.

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November 14, 2017 // EdSurge

Learning From Algorithms: Who Controls AI in Higher Ed, And Why It Matters (Part 2)

Could the data lead colleges to rethink how they operate to serve students? Those were key points that emerged during an online panel discussion EdSurge hosted on the promises and perils of AI in education.

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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 27, 2017 // The Cowl

New Class Registration Tool Developed to Assist Students

Enrollment Services is trying to make student’s lives easier through three different objectives; DWC pre-registration, automated waitlists for business majors, and a revamped class selection. This new system is a complete renovation of the old system, and it allows students to plan out their entire schedule with ease.

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October 26, 2017 // The Cowl

New Class Registration Tool Developed to Assist Students

To take stress off for students with the registration process, enrollment services has started a new initiative – the schedule planner. This new system is a complete renovation of the old system, and it allows students to plan out their entire schedule with ease.

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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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