2-Year Technical Institutions

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Gilfus Analytics Launched

Leveraging our history in the development of Learning Management Systems, Gilfus Analytics is an elite team of independent industry experts from the Gilfus Education Group focused on developing strategies for the development of Academic Analytics and eLearning Intelligence in education. The Gilfus Analytics team can develop a strategy around learning analytics for your organization.
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Collegiate Project Services presenting "Ready or Not" at BI Summit this week

Jann Gillingham and Dave Sharman to present "Ready or Not:  Determining The Readiness of Your Institution for an Enterprise Business Intelligence Initiative" at the Business Intelligence Summit at Northern Kentucky University's METS Center, September 22-23.
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Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count

These materials give an overview of Achieving the dream, a national effort to help students at community colleges succeed, with an emphasis on minority and low-income students.
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Building Student Success From the Ground Up: A Case Study of an Achieving the Dream College

Elizabeth Zachry, Genevieve Orr - MDRC, September 2009

In 2003, the Lumina Foundation for Educaton began its Achieving the Dream program, a national initiative designed to mentor colleges through an improvement process focused on student success.  This case study takes a look at the success the program by studying how its implementation has imporved success at one of it's participating colleges, Guilford Technical Community College.

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Training Tomorrow's Workforce: Community College and Apprenticeship as Collaborative Routes to Rewarding Careers

Robert I. Lerman - Center for American Progress, December 2009

This paper explores the potential for increasing valued and marketeable skills in our nation's workforce by scaling up apprenticeship programs, especially in combination with community colleges and other postsecondary education programs.

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With Their Whole Lives Ahead of Them: Myths and Realities About Why So Many Students Fail to Finish College

Jean Johnson, John Rochkind, Amber N. Ott, and Samantha Dupont - Public Agenda with support from the Gates Foundation

This report analyzes the reasons why so many U.S. students fail to complete college, tests assumptions about these reasons, and tries to identify solutions that young people themselves say would help most.

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Background: Addressing Access to Financial Aid

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, November 12, 2009

The Gates Foundation is working to try and change existing financial aid policies to better serve the low-income adults that most need it to remove the greatest barrier to there completion of postsecondary degrees.

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Background: Technology in Postsecondary Success

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, November 12, 2009

This white paper highlights the ways in which emerging technology and the use of online courses and other innovations show promise in reducing the cost and inconvenience of postsecondary education, a first step towads increasing completion rates.

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Background: Postsecondary Success Initiative

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, November 12, 2009

For the past 40 years the United States has increased the college enrollment dramatically, but completion rates have remained stagnant over that period and have fallen below those of other countries.  In this white paper, The Gates Foundation outlines some promising strategies for increasing postsecondary completion rates in the U.S.

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Postsecondary Success: Focusing on Completion

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2009

The Gates Foundation has made increasing the postsecondary completion rate a priority.  This report outlines the Foundation's strategy for doubling the number of young people who earn postsecondary degrees or certification by the time they reach 26.  The strategy emphasizes connecting young people with the education they need to get further, faster and at a lower cost in terms of time and money.