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August 28, 2018 // ASU Now

ASU helps more students return after freshman year and thrive during college

ASU’s freshman retention rate has hit 85.2 percent in the latest data available, higher than the nationwide average and nearly 11 percentage points higher than 15 years ago. Among the ways ASU is working on retention is with Civitas, a platform that allows the university to detect signs in real time that a student is becoming less engaged, according to Frederick Corey, vice provost for undergraduate education.

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August 27, 2018 // Washington Monthly

Why More Colleges Should Treat Students Like Numbers

USF and a small but growing number of colleges and universities are at the forefront of using information technology and advanced statistical analysis to see students in whole new ways. The numbers on the screen are generated by a private Texas-based company called Civitas Learning.

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August 24, 2018 // Built in Austin

8 Austin tech companies welcome new leadership from Microsoft, Amazon and more

Angela Baldasare, the former assistant provost for institutional research at University of Arizona, has joined Civitas Learning as a senior strategic consultant. The edtech company appointed her to its growing services team, which partners with institutions to improve student experience and graduation rates by leveraging Civitas’ analytics platform and change management expertise.

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August 22, 2018 // Press Release

Experienced Higher Education Leader Joins Civitas Learning to Support Growing Change Management and Analytics Services

Civitas Learning announced a key expansion of its services team with the hiring of Dr. Angela Baldasare, a former Assistant Provost for Institutional Research at University of Arizona, as a Senior Strategic Consultant. A nationally recognized expert in using data and analytics for student success, Dr. Baldasare will serve as a senior member of the company’s growing Services team, which focuses on consulting and change management services for institutions using analytics and student success technology to improve students’ outcomes and experience.

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August 22, 2018 // Built in Austin

Move over kegerator: 4 Austin tech companies share why their cultures stand out

What fosters culture? Is it mission? Is it the people? Is it support for team members? Turns out, for many companies, it’s a combination of all three — and then some. We asked four Austin tech companies to share what makes their cultures stand out, including Civitas Learning. Here’s what they had to say.

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August 18, 2018 // Learning English

Study: Many Students Who Quit College Are Close to Completion

Recent research suggests that many U.S. college students who drop out have actually already completed most of their program requirements. The organization Civitas Learning studies and supports the growth of higher education in the United States. The study found that on average, nearly one in five students who left school without a degree had completed at least 75 percent of their program requirements.

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August 10, 2018 // Getting Smart

32 Ways AI is Improving Education

Machine learning is beginning to improve student learning and provide better support for teachers and learners. Following is a quick list of a couple dozen applications that are (or soon will be) making good use of machine learning to support better education.

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August 8, 2018 // The Tech Tribune

2019 10 Best Tech Startups in Austin

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Austin, Texas. In doing their research they considered several factors including but not limited to Revenue potential, Leadership team, Brand/product traction, and Competitive landscape.

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August 5, 2018 // Enterprise - Record

Chico tech entrepreneur shares ideas with 1 Million Cups crowd

Chico entrepreneur Robert Strazzarino encouraged startup entrepreneurs to keep going no matter what, learning as much from failure as success. Strazzarino spoke to a roomful at 1 Million Cups, a weekly gathering to introduce new startups, and link them with mentors and experienced business individuals. The event is sponsored by Chicostart a local incubator designed to support Northern California entrepreneurs and based in the Chico city offices building.

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July 31, 2018 // Center for American Progress

A Promising Model to Boost Retention for Part-Time Students

There is a growing awareness that American higher education needs to better serve students who are attending college part time and who face long odds of completing a degree. Yet, the strategies put forward to improve these students’ prospects have largely focused on increasing their course loads. While that is undoubtedly the best answer for some part-time students, it’s impossible for others.

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