Provides a national comparison of state policies and programs related to statewide apprenticeships. It focuses on state-level policies regarding apprenticeships, apprenticeship registration agencies, statewide programs, coordinating entities, and intentional connections between apprenticeships and postsecondary education. This 50-State Comparison does not include information on youth apprenticeships and industry-specific apprenticeships.
Breaks down the current state of student success, the profile of today’s student, the outcomes those students have seen recently, and the challenges higher education faces in order to break through to the kind of result University of South Florida has shown possible.
Provides a wealth of handbooks, newsletters, briefs, tutorials, and tools to assist through the twists and turns of program evaluation. Includes information for planning, data collection and analysis, and strategies to share results.
Presents an argument for improving the metrics used to assess community college performance. The paper suggest that when it comes to evaluating the performance of two-year institutions, traditional outcomes metrics can provide an incomplete picture, failing to account for the multiple missions of community colleges, the diversity of the students they serve, and the variety of educational pathways those students pursue.
Analyzes the characteristics of people who start college, but don't finish, and their postsecondary education enrollment history and pathways. Data is drawn from the nation’s most comprehensive and current student-level enrollment and degree records, provided to the National Student Clearinghouse by the nation’s colleges and universities since 1993.
Presents the results of an extensive 2014 survey, conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education, showing how to improve retention and completion rates at colleges and universities. The report reviews the use of big data along with the frequency of five institutional approaches to support student success--comprehensive strategy, basic strategy, first-year strategy, graduation strategy, and academic strategy.
Uses the FBI’s 2016 crime data to unearth the college towns with the best safety records. To deem a college town “safe,” the report zeroed in on violent crimes per 1,000 people for each city. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. It also looked at property crimes (burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson), but those numbers didn’t impact final determinations.
Presents the results of the University Risk Management & Insurance Association (URMIA) survey investigating whether a rash of negative news stories about misconduct in fraternities was having an effect on how colleges and universities view the risk associated with them.
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