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52 Blog Posts

Does the Classroom Environment Matter?

Course evaluation results provide immediate feedback for faculty (assuming they get the results in a timely manner), but they only tell a story of a single point in time and typically involve little to no real analysis.  With the right…...

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Pandemic Student Survey Results: Community Colleges

In a nationwide survey of current college students about their experience during the pandemic, 210 students from community colleges responded to the survey (with a total of 1,143 respondents). Below are some of our key findings specifically for community college…...

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Heightened Issues of Student Success

Student success has always been a top priority for higher education institutions – and many colleges have been able to build and refine their student success programs over years to a high degree of accuracy. But what happens when a…...

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Giving Tuesday Tips

This year’s Giving Tuesday will be unlike any other; however, Giving Tuesday will still provide an opportunity to encourage graduates to support your institution....

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Comparing Course Evaluation Qualitative Data During COVID-19

For this blog post, qualitative data from student written comments were compared across the two-year period. Similar to the quantitative results, we found no meaningful differences in the average word count, proportions of negative and positive words, content of word clouds, sentiments, linguistic complexity, and...

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Using Engagement Data to Adjust Strategy

Gaining insight into who and how they are engaging with the institution allows you to tailor specific strategies to groups of individuals. One example that many schools already use are recent alumni programs – these resonate with a subset of the recent alumni population....

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Measuring Student Impact Across Time and Effort

Entering a school year that looks very different from what we’re familiar with, there is more of a priority than ever for colleges to create cocurricular experiences that translate to learning and promote the skills employers want. It is not enough to believe we are...

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! A Runner’s Guide to Combating Donor Fatigue

In the world of long distance running, fatigue is a necessary piece of the training process. Marathon runners must find the delicate balance of logging an exhaustive number of miles and workouts while also allowing the body time to recover....

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Five Steps in Learning to Speak the Language of Data Visualization Technologies

As a twenty-first-century consumer my home is full of sophisticated technology that is deceptive in its simplicity. On a given day, I may use my smart speakers to get directions, find a recipe, or – in one instance my wallet is unlikely to forget –...

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Practicing Equity-Centered Assessment

Assessment has been used to evaluate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts and it is time to shift the discussion to embedding DEI efforts into the practice of assessment. A number of practitioners who participated in a recent survey about the intersections of assessment and...

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