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Food for Thought - Entering the Era of Big Data

Higher education has been slow to take advantage of the promises of big data compared to other sectors. However, recent work funded by the Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation is starting to shed light on the realm of possibilities for applying data mining and analytical techniques to teaching and learning.  How does your institution leverage data to understand what works and doesn't work with students?


Big Data's Arrival

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Food for Thought - Graduating the most indebted class ever...

As public financing of higher education declines and student aid is cut back, the cost burden is shifting squarely onto the shoulders of students and their families. Increasingly, students are taking on higher levels of debt to finance their education. Some schools are offering loan counseling to help equip students to manage their debt.  How is your institution addressing this issue?

Number of the Week: Class of 2011, Most Indebted Ever
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Student Success: An Optimist's Agenda

On Wednesday, May 18, SunGard Higher Education is sponsoring Student Success: An Optimist’s Agenda, a Chronicle of Higher Education webinar featuring Mark David Milliron, Deputy Director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Register for this free webinar, where Mark will discuss innovative approaches to college readiness and college completion, with a focus on new methodologies and new technologies that are working for higher education today. Register today, and click here to learn more about how SunGard Higher Education can help you move the needle on retention and student success.
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Food for Thought - The Community College Conundrum...

Community colleges are under mounting pressure to serve a growing number of students despite declining public financial support.  The challenges of providing open access to a diverse student population require new and innovative solutions in order to realize the goals of Obama’s Completion Agenda. However, recent experiments and investments in addressing student success issues are having only a minor impact on student outcomes, proving how diffi...
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Recording Now Available for Course Signals: Early Intervention System Webinar

Click here to view the recorded session and learn how Course Signals can help your faculty identify students who are struggling in a course as early as week two and deliver the capabilities they need to provide timely, effective advice to help keep your students on track.
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Join us for a Course Signals webinar tomorrow!

Course Signals, now available to higher education institutions, is an early intervention system that can help you predict when a student is at risk in a class. Join us tomorrow, November 16 @ 12pm ET to learn how Course Signals can help your faculty identify students who are struggling in a course and delivers the capabilities faculty need to provide timely, effective advice. Click here to register and hear how Course Signals can help you keep your students on track.