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November 8, 2018 // Press Release

Civitas Learning and Ruffalo Noel Levitz Bring Together Analytics and Expertise to Maximize Student Outcomes

Civitas Learning and Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL) announced a new partnership to help colleges and universities improve student outcomes across the full student journey, inventory and assess the impact of student success initiatives, and increase graduation rates. Nearly 40 percent of student success initiatives have little or no measurable impact, according to new Civitas Learning research from more than 1,000 initiative impact studies with its partners.

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November 7, 2018 // Campus Technology

Civitas Adds OER Search to Course Schedule Planner

A new open educational resources (OER) search tool has been directly integrated into Civitas Learning’s academic planning platform, letting students know if OER materials are available as they build their course schedules.

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November 6, 2018 // The Chronicle of Higher Ed

Don’t Forget the Role of Humans in Those Tech-Driven ‘Student Success’ Efforts

When more than 10,000 people converge for higher education’s largest tech conference, a lot of the talk centers on topics like IT security, new software products that promise to streamline campus operations, and the latest-and-greatest tools to improve students’ experiences in and outside the classroom. The centrality of people was the specific focus for the following session moderated, “Why Only Human Intelligence Can Power the Student-Success Revolution” including input from Mark Milliron, Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer of Civitas Learning.

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November 1, 2018 // Xconomy

No Excuses: Austin Startup Leaders Pledge to Support Voter Turnout

As Election Day nears, a group of Austin startup leaders have formed a group to encourage tech employees to vote.

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October 31, 2018 // Built In Austin

Stacks on stacks: 4 Austin companies discuss the tools powering their teams

For a company like Civitas, whose goal is to help higher education students succeed, finding the right tools for the job is key. Pierre Padovani, chief architect at the education analytics company, explained how the engineering team works together to try new products and find the best fit for school success.

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October 30, 2018 // PBS Newshour

Where support for college students is ‘high-tech, high-touch’

A new study,“The Pell Divide,” finds a difference in graduation rates between students who receive funding assistance from Pell Grants and those who don’t. This year at Florida International University, the state of Florida awarded the college $73 million in extra funding for their students’ success where they use predictive analytics to identify students likely to struggle, so they can receive the support they need.

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October 30, 2018 // The Chronicle of Higher Education

Is Teaching Quality the Next Front for Education Investors?

I’m Goldie Blumenstyk, a senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education covering innovation in and around academe. Like many of you, I’ve had a lot more on my mind these past few days than innovation in higher education. It really does feel like the fabric of our democracy is being challenged when we face a mass murder in the name of anti-Semitism and immigrant hate, racially motivated killings in a grocery store, and an assassination attempt on political and civic leaders within the span of a few days. Let’s hope that the weeks to come bring greater civility.

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October 30, 2018 // Press Release

Civitas Learning Recognized by Amazon Web Services for Deep Expertise with Security and Privacy Practices

Civitas Learning announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Education Competency status. This designation recognizes that Civitas Learning provides solutions to—and has deep experience working with—higher education customers to deliver mission-critical workloads and applications on AWS.

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October 29, 2018 // Educause Review

Strategic IT: What Got Us Here Won't Get Us There

To fully realize the value of information technology as the strategic asset it is, we must embrace strategic IT. Inspired by its collaboration with UIA peers, the University of California at Riverside (UC Riverside) recently scaled its use of predictive analytics to give all university advisors access to real-time, precise data to inform how to support students throughout their academic journey. UC Riverside selected technology partner Civitas Learning to scale its homegrown approach.

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October 23, 2018 // University Business

Course planner embeds new search tool

Responding to student demand for ways to reduce the cost of college, student success leader Civitas Learning today announced the launch of new search technology specifically designed to help students find courses that offer open educational resources (OER). This would allow students to reduce costs for required course materials while still accessing a complete educational experience.

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