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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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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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Top Gap Closers: Some Public Four-Year Colleges and Universities Have Made Good Progress in Closing Graduation-Rate Gaps

Jennifer Engle and Christina Theokas - The Education Trust, College Results Online, January 2010

Even as college college-going rates have increased there still exists in this country a large gap in degree attainment between white students and their minority counterparts.  This paper explores the efforts of universities that have had success in closing this gap in 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.

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The Redesign Alliance

The National Center for Academic Transformation

The Redesign Alliance is a membership organization whose mission is to advance the concept of course redesign throughout higher education to increase student success and access while containing or reducing instructional costs. The Redesign Alliance pursues this mission by creating a community of higher education institutions and others who are committed to and experienced with large-scale course redesign.

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State and System Course Redesign

The National Center for Academic Tranformation

The National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) is the only national organization focused on both academic quality and cost savings in higher education. Working with state and system educational authorities that need to affect substantial change among their institutions, the NCAT is able to replicate its successful course redesign methodology developed at the national level and produce similar results at the state level.

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Increasing Success for Underserved Students

The National Center for Academic Transformation

Increasing Success for Underserved Students was an effort by the NCAT supported by Lumina Foundation for Education to assess the impact of the "Program in Course Redesign" on the success of traditionally underserved students: low-income students, students of color and adults.

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The Roadmap to Redesign (R2R)

The National Center for Academic Transformation

The Roadmap to Redesign (R2R) was a NCAT program, funded by FIPSE to establish an efficient means of spreading the ideas and practices of the NCAT's "Program in Course Redesign" to additional institutions.  It was conducted from 2003 – 2006.  R2R partnered experienced, successful institutions with new institutions, using a streamlined redesign methodology.

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Program in Course Redesign (PCR)

The National Center for Academic Transformation

This program By the NCAT was a Pew-funded effort that demonstrated how colleges and universities can redesign their instructional approaches using technology to achieve cost savings as well as quality enhancements. It was conducted from 1999 – 2003. Redesign projects focused on large-enrollment, introductory courses, which have the potential of impacting significant student numbers and generating substantial cost savings.

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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.