ERIC Number: ED499779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Students Aren't Just Data Points, but Numbers Do Count. Lumina Foundation Lessons, Winter 2008
Lumina Foundation for Education
"Lumina Foundation Lessons" is an occasional publication in which the Foundation shares the results of its grantees' work on strategies to increase student access to and success in college. This issue highlights the work of grantees at three distinct postsecondary institutions: Tallahassee Community College in Florida, Harry S. Truman College in Chicago and the University of Southern California. In unique and impressive ways, leaders from these institutions are demonstrating that data can be the difference between a good and a great institution--between moderately successful students and those with the potential to be transformative leaders in their communities. This issue contains the following articles: (1) "Equity for All" at USC: Going under the Microscope to Create Macro-level Change; (2) Chicago's Harry S. Truman College: Giving Students a Safe Start inside a Bilingual Bubble; (3) Tallahassee Community College: Keeping Students' Eyes on the Prize--Through Every Lens Possible; and (4) Epilogue: Shift in the Use of Data is Good News for Students (Dave Jenkins).
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Community Colleges, Access to Education, Equal Education, Educational Research, Outcomes of Education, Data Analysis, Influences, Decision Making, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Hispanic American Students
Lumina Foundation for Education. P.O. Box 1806, Indianapolis, IN 46206-1806. Tel: 800-834-5756; Fax: 317-951-5063; Web site: http://www.luminafoundation.org/publications/index.html
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: Lumina Foundation for Education, Indianapolis, IN.
Identifiers - Location: Florida; Illinois