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June 10, 2019 // Built In

31 Education Technology Companies Taking Learning To The Next Level

When you think of educational technology, do you picture a classroom full of teens immersed in their tablets—perhaps dissecting cyber-rats? That happens, no doubt, but edtech goes beyond K-12 classroom engagement tools, and plays an increasingly crucial role in the educational experience.

As author and educator George Couros put it, “Technology will never replace great teachers, but technology in the hands of great teachers is transformational.”

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June 5, 2019 // Built In Austin

Find Your Dream Job: 7 Austin Tech Companies Building Work Cultures Worth Envying

Whether it’s unique gatherings that bring employees together or showering staff with perks that promote well-being, these companies prioritize their workforce. Interested in joining them? Take a look at seven fast-growing teams from Austin tech bursting at the seams with opportunity.

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June 3, 2019 // Campus Techonology

Community College Boosts Retention with Student Pathways Redesign

A multi-year campaign to improve student success at Lorain County Community College is seeing positive results. The Ohio institution utilized Civitas Learning‘s student success platform and suite of application to identify common barriers to student persistence and streamline pathways to completion, increasing full-time student retention by nearly 12 percentage points.

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May 31, 2019 // AustinInno

The Top Austin Tech and Startup Hires (and Departures) of May 2019

Civitas Learning founder and CEO Charles Thornburgh is shifting his role to chief strategy and innovation officer, and the company is adding Chris Hester as its new CEO. Hester was previously president of WellSky, and he had been CEO of Kinnser Software for about 15 years.

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May 22, 2019 // Inside Higher Ed

Looking Back on This Year's Classroom Experiments

The end of the school year is a time to reflect on accomplishments and — ideally — to abandon regrets, or at least learn from them.

Last September, professors from institutions around the country shared with “Inside Digital Learning” their plans for new classroom initiatives and made some predictions about what they might accomplish. We came back to them recently to ask how they went. A few said they’re too busy with an end-of-year crush of grading to reply. Here’s what the rest of them reported back.

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May 21, 2019 // eCampus News

How USF is breaking down information silos and igniting student success

We believe that every student admitted to the University of South Florida will succeed.  The student success movement at USF is built on that simple, fundamental belief.  We hold ourselves accountable for our performance, so we have responded well to the new accountability rules and expectations of improved student outcomes.

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May 16, 2019 // Higher Learning Advocates: Insights & Outlooks

Moving From Access to Success: How Outcomes-Based Policy Helped USF Change Course

For decades, colleges and universities have focused on access as the primary means of fulfilling higher education’s promise to change students’ lives.

The University of South Florida, where I work as the vice president for student success, was no different. But nearly 10 years ago, we began to turn our attention to outcomes. While ensuring more students have access to a college education was an important goal, we knew that access was not enough. We had to provide more students with access to success.

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May 6, 2019 // Austin Business Journal

ABJ: New Civitas Learning CEO Chris Hester

The new chief executive takes over for founder Charles Thornburgh, who had been CEO since launching the company in 2011.

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May 6, 2019 // Press Release

Civitas Learning Founders Welcome Mission-Oriented Executive, Chris Hester, as Chief Executive Officer

Civitas Learning announced the appointment of Chris Hester as the company’s chief executive officer today. He joins a deeply experienced leadership team and adds more than twenty years of success in the development of software and tools that enable healthcare professionals to apply data-driven insights to practices that improve patient outcomes, at scale.

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April 19, 2019 // University Business

U. of Missouri-Kan. City’s Innovative Group Study Program Boosts Student Persistence

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) today released the results of an ambitious effort to quantify the impact of student success initiatives, in collaboration with Civitas Learning. Designed to determine what works, and target resources at the most effective programs, the UMKC-Civitas Learning partnership was focused on identifying the best strategies to boost persistence among historically underrepresented minority students.

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