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March 12, 2019 // Press Release

USF’s Transformational Collaboration with Civitas Learning Recognized by American Council on Education

At the annual convening of the American Council on Education (ACE), Sunday, the University of South Florida (USF), received the 2019 ACE/Fidelity Award for Institutional Transformation. The recognition highlighted USF’s pioneering partnership with Civitas Learning to bring together predictive analytics and personalized case management to improve first-year retention, increase graduation rates and close achievement gaps.

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March 11, 2019 // The University of South Florida

Leading Change in America’s Universities, USF Wins ACE Award for Institutional Transformation

The University of South Florida is a recipient of the 2019 American Council on Education/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation, a recognition of USF’s commitment to student success. The award was created to recognize institutions that have responded to higher education challenges in innovative and creative ways and achieved dramatic changes in a relatively brief period.

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February 25, 2019 // EdScoop

University retention is falling, but data interventions can help

The nation’s universities have seen enrollment fall for the last six years, meaning retention is more important than ever. One common first step colleges are taking is to introduce big-data solutions that analyze data to identify struggling students, which offers valuable insights into risk factors for dropping out.

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February 21, 2019 // Press Release

Francisco Partners Makes Growth Investment in Civitas Learning

Civitas Learning today announced a significant growth investment from Francisco Partners, alongside current education and impact investors including Rethink Education, SJF Ventures, and Lumina Foundation. The Austin-based company pioneered the use of advanced data science, design thinking, and machine learning to inform initiatives and improve student outcomes.

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January 30, 2019 // Inside Higher Ed

An Online Tax for Rural Students

High tuition fees for distance education courses are keeping some community colleges in Colorado afloat. But should rural students pay the price? When it comes to education, Colorado is a state of paradoxes. The state has one of the most educated adult populations in the country, yet young people who grow up there are less likely to go to college than those from many other states.

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January 30, 2019 // National Association of Student Financial Aid and Administrators

Report Explores the Effects of Reaching a College Completion Rate of 84 Percent

The Department of Education (ED) has taken many steps to better K-12 education standards, such as through the No Child Left Behind Act, which contributed to a national high school graduation rate of 84 percent for the 2015-16 academic year. A new report from the think tank Third Way explores the economic effects that would result if the college completion rate was equally high—which the author wrote is achievable if we dedicate the same “laser-like focus” to higher education and implement policy changes in the Higher Education Act (HEA) to increase retention rates.

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January 28, 2019 // Campus Technology

Top 10 Campus Technology Stories of 2018

What are higher education IT folks interested in? Judging by the reading habits of the Campus Technology audience, ed tech trends were far and away the most popular topic for 2018. Security and privacy issues also made a strong showing, followed by enrollment challenges, online learning, social media, classroom design and student advising.

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January 16, 2019 // University Business

FSU partners with Civitas

Florida State University is helping to streamline its students’ academic experience by enabling them to more easily explore academic and degree pathways.

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January 15, 2019 // Education Dive

Giving a nudge: How digital alerts can keep students on track

Colleges have the ability to gather more student data than ever before, and with that information comes the pressure to put it to good use. Nudges, when done right, are proving up to that task.

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January 14, 2019 // The Garden City Telegram

Advocating for tomorrow

As technology bounds forward in ever-increasing leaps, Dodge City Community College, like many institutions across the country, is becoming more aware that on college campuses today, building a productive student experience requires embracing tomorrow.

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