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Maldonado, Monica; Mugglestone, Konrad; Roberson, Amanda Janice – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2021
Data-informed decision-making has always been -- and always will be -- a smart approach to policy, including at institutions of higher education. Just over one year since the COVID-19 pandemic radically and abruptly shifted every aspect of higher education, states and institutions are tackling the same student success goals as before, but with…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Learning Analytics, Decision Making, Higher Education
Parker, Alyse Gray; Santos, Janiel; Dancy, Kimberly – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2021
Based on polling data collected by New America and Third Way, "Online Isn't Optional: Student Polling on Access to Internet and Devices" outlines which students are facing the gravest technological challenges, including the lack of reliable internet connection and the need to share devices with others in their household, both of which…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Internet, Barriers
Pretlow, Josh; Dunlop Velez, Erin; Roberson, Amanda Janice – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2021
We cannot continue to ask students -- and their families -- to make one of the largest and most important investments of their lives without clearer information about what their time and money will yield. In partnership with RTI International (RTI), operating in an independent capacity, IHEP is gathering expert insights needed to support making…
Descriptors: College Students, Data, Information Networks, Federal Programs
Pocai, Jennifer; Davis, Leanne – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2021
Across the country, students are unwittingly leaving postsecondary credentials on the table without institutions awarding the associate degrees they have earned. A disproportionate number of those students are from populations that have been historically excluded from or overlooked in higher education, including Black, Latinx, Indigenous students,…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Transfer Students, College Credits, Minority Group Students
Kauppila, Sheena A.; Rubin, Paul G.; Taylor, Jason L.; Stovall, Karen L.; Davis, Leanne – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2021
Located in Minnesota, Anoka-Ramsey Community College (ARCC) is an inspiring example of what a suburban community college can do to expand its ability to serve and reengage students with "some college, but no degree." As a finalist for the prestigious Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence in 2017, ARCC fulfills many roles common to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Case Studies, Suburban Schools, COVID-19
Rubin, Paul G.; Kauppila, Sheena A.; Taylor, Jason L.; Stovall, Karen L.; Davis, Leanne – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2021
Located in Redding, California, Shasta College is an inspiring example of why serving students with "some college, but no degree" is critical to supporting the local community. Most residents in the area, which is one of the state's northernmost counties, live and work in the immediate area and serve the community through local…
Descriptors: Stopouts, Reentry Students, Higher Education, Educational Attainment
Bussey, Karen; Dancy, Kimberly; Gray Parker, Alyse; Peters, Eleanor Eckerson; Voight, Mamie – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2021
In signing the Higher Education Act of 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson described education as "the most important door that will ever open." Earning a college credential can mean a better living and a better life for students and their families. But to earn that credential, students must first navigate the admissions process. Education…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Higher Education, Equal Education, Admission Criteria
Quintanilla, Andrés; Davis, Leanne; Ajinkya, Julie – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2020
Community. Collaboration. Co-creation. These are the three principles that the Community Engagement Coalition (CEC) has applied for more than ten years to tackle myriad community-wide challenges. A partnership of several coalitions in the southeast Indiana region, the CEC understands that increased rates of postsecondary completion benefit not…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Attainment, Partnerships in Education, Hispanic Americans
Byon, Anna – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2020
Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities are growing at a faster rate than any other racial group in the United States. The opportunity to address significant inequities impacting this community is hiding in our country's postsecondary data. Collections of data at the U.S. Department of Education and our institutions of higher…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Data Collection, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders
Dunlop Velez, Erin; Pretlow, Josh; Roberson, Amanda Janice – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2020
There is steadily growing consensus around a critical issue in our nation's higher education system: the need to modernize our postsecondary data infrastructure. Recognizing that building the Student-Level Data Network (SLDN) outlined in pending federal legislation will require the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to make key…
Descriptors: Data, Federal Programs, Information Networks, Higher Education
Davis, Leanne; Pocai, Jennifer; Ajinkya, Julie – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2020
Talent Hubs are communities that have shown the ability and commitment to significantly increase college-level learning among residents of all backgrounds. Areas that have earned a designation as a Talent Hub truly work as a community, meaning businesses, education leaders, and civic organizations work as a unit to attract, cultivate, and retain…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Postsecondary Education, COVID-19
Brick, Michael Scott; Ajinkya, Julie – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2020
Recognizing the transformative potential of higher education for people involved in the justice system, the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) with an advisory council of experienced higher education in prison (HEP) practitioners, data experts, and dedicated advocates, with input from students who are incarcerated, developed guidance to…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Advisory Committees
Pocai, Jennifer; Davis, Leanne; Ajinkya, Julie – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2020
Recognizing the special relationship that exists between neighbors, communities across the nation are spearheading innovative programs to build, amplify, and leverage social networks in distressed communities to reach residents not yet enrolled in higher education. Grounded in existing relationships and established trust, the Chamber of Commerce…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Achievement Gap, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
Bussey, Karen; Dancy, Kim; Voight, Mamie – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2019
Accurately evaluating what works -- and what doesn't -- to improve student progression through higher education requires the robust use of reliable data. States play a pivotal role in compiling and using data to empower student choice, spur continuous institutional and system improvement, and develop evidence-based solutions that promote college…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Evidence Based Practice, Data Collection, Data Use
Mugglestone, Konrad; Dancy, Kim; Voight, Mamie – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2019
Public flagship universities are often the most selective, rigorous, and well-resourced public schools in each state, and their important status and name recognition play an important role in raising the college-going aspirations of state residents. Flagships are well-positioned to promote social and economic mobility. However, increasingly high…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Equity (Finance), Low Income Students, Resource Allocation
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