Research and Services
In June, higher education leaders nationwide convened at two industry conferences: the HBCU Student Success Summit and the Complete College America “Guided Pathways to Success” Policy Institute. Here’s what they said about the role data analytics and degree progress tracking have played in advancing their student success efforts.
Institutions spend millions every year on Learning Management Systems (LMS’s). For some course delivery models (purely online courses and MOOCs), the LMS is a treasure trove of data that can be used to inform student success initiatives. But for blended and on-ground courses, three factors make LMS data less accountable.
A recent New York Times article profiles how University of Texas is supporting at-risk students with a program focused on alleviating self doubt and misconceptions about success. The article brought to mind the different perspectives we hear from advisors about SSC’s risk stratification and how objective assessments should—and should not—be used to support individual students.
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