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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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October 22, 2018 // St. Louis Post Dispatch

A New Kind Of Higher Education

Colleges across the country are adapting to a new landscape in which prospective students are more carefully scrutinizing their choices. A 2018 survey of undergraduates by Civitas Learning found that about a quarter had gone more than six months without contacting their advisor—and about 3 percent had never done so.

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October 17, 2018 // Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

On College Success: Four Questions with Charles Thornburgh, Civitas Learning

When considering barriers along the journey to college success, course registration may not be the first that comes to mind. With the support of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Civitas Learning will expand the reach of College Scheduler to 25 institutions serving 250,000 low-income students, enabling more students to reach college graduation.

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October 17, 2018 // Press Release

Popular Course Planner Embeds New Search Tool to Help Students Identify Classes with Free or Low-Cost Course Materials

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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