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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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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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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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Changing the Equation: Redesigning Developmental Math

National Center for Academic Transformation

On December 1, 2009, NCAT launched a major program to engage the nation’s community colleges in a successful redesign of their remedial/developmental math sequences. Its goal is to improve student learning outcomes in remedial/developmental math while reducing costs for both students and institutions using NCAT’s proven redesign methodology.

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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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College-Ready Students, Student-Ready Colleges: An Agenda for Improving Degree Completion in Postsecondary Education

Luis Soares and Christopher Mazzeo - Center for American Progress, a Progressive Growth Policy Paper

In this paper findings from the Center for American Progress are used to explore how improvements can be made to help students become more equipped to succeed in college and the changes that colleges can make to ensure that their students do succeed.

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Re-Imaginging Community Colleges in the 21st Century: A Student-Centered Approach to Higher Education

Brian Pusser and John Levin - Center for American Progress, December 2009

This paper discusses how a student-centered approach to each of the primary missions of community colleges will enable institutional leaders and constituents, in collaboration with policymakers, to improve outcomes for all students and achieve synergies between and among the three fundamental areas of community college activity: developmental education, vocational-occupational education, and university transfer.

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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.