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A New Age of Learning Management Analytics

Louis C. Pugliese, President, Moodlerooms

This white paper explores how the increased use of Learning Management Systems in higher education is changing the playing field for how institutions do business and offers a great opportunity for affordability and efficiency for the future.

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A National Agenda for Action Analytics: Insights from the Second National Symposium on Action Analytics

Donald Norris, Linda Baer, and Michael Offerman - June 29, 2010

On May 5-7 the Second National Symposium on Action Analytics was held in St. Paul, Minnesota.  The Symposium built on the outcomes of the First National Symposium and engaged a range of thought leaders and practitioners in extending the work of the first symposium. This paper summarizes the insights presented during the symposium and explores the subject further to map out the next steps in pursuing A National Agenda on Action Analytics

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A Framework for Creating and Sustaining Communities of Practice

APQC - May 28, 2010

This article provides an overview of APQC’s Framework for Creating and Sustaining Communities of Practice and describes its four primary stages: (1) align to business strategy, (2) plan community strategy, (3) design and launch, and (4) sustain and evolve.

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The Financial Aid Challenge: Successful Practices that Address the Underutilization of Financial Aid in Community College

College Board Advocacy & Policy Center - May 2010

This report highlights successful practices that help community college students take greater advantage of financial aid. Developed in collaboration with the American Association of Community Colleges.

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Thirty Years of Academic Review and Approval by State Postsecondary

Robert J. Barak - State Higher Education Executive Officers, October 24, 2006

Program review and approval has been identified as one of the major responsibilities of statewide higher education coordinating and governing boards.  This White Paper analyzes the results of a thirty year study of state level program review and approval.

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Expanding Access and Opportunity: The Impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program

Institute for Higher Education Policy - January 2010

In 1999, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation began an innovative scholarship program that provides full financial support to low-income minority students across the United States. The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) program has already awarded more than 10,000 scholarships to exceptional students, with the ultimate goal of funding at least 20,000 students over the course of the 20-year program. Extensive research conducted on the program examines outcomes for several cohorts of Scholars using comparative data from non-recipients (students who applied but did not receive the scholarship) and national comparison groups of low-income, high-achieving minority students.

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Data, Data Everywhere

A Special Report on Managing Information - From The Economist Print Edition, February 25, 2010

Information has gone from scarce to superabundant.  That brings huge new benefits - but also big headaches.

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Opportunity Adrift: Our Flagship Universities Are Straying from Their Public Mission

Kati Haycock, Mary Lynch, and Jennifer Engle - The Education Trust, January 2010

This paper discusses how despite efforts to provide greater access to higher education for low-income and minority students, many public universities still spend millions in funding for wealthy students and have not reached those who need help the most.

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Community College Faculty and Developmental Education: An Opportunity for Growth and Investment

Amy Gerstein, John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities - The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Problem Solution Exploration Papers, August 2009

This paper explores the ways in which faculty professional development can help to address the increasing numbers of under-prepared students in our nation's community colleges in order to increase student success.

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Accountability and Innovation in Higher Education

Ben Wildavsky, Senior Fellow, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation - Excerpt form the Kauffman Thoughtbook 2007

Wildavsky describes the need for real measurement of higher education outcomes, such as the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) and other means.