PAR Framework data analyses provide a rich resource for examining how posttraditional students compare with more traditional students on a variety of success metrics, including completion rates, program velocity, credit ratios, and more. PAR provides a means to fully integrate post-traditional students into the research and into the national institutional data profiles. This white paper has been developed as part of PAR’s efforts to better articulate the opportunities for better serving this very important, growing segment of higher educational stakeholders in this country.
Demands for accountability are pushing states toward performance based funding models. Scorecards used for evaluating impact, efficacy and ROI do not capture the records of all students participating in the accredited opportunities afforded by American colleges and universities. This white paper explores the reemergence of performance based funding and looks ahead to opportunities where learner analytics may provide insight and nuance to address the needs of all students.
PAR Framework, Inc., has released results of a comparative study between the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and the University of Hawaii System that validates community college completion metrics as predictors of future success when transferring into a 4-year program.
If you’re experiencing the frustration that comes with tracking service hours manually, you’re not alone. Whether you are using Google Docs, carbon copies or email to keep track of your students’ service hours, we understand the challenges that come with having an inefficient paper process. Now that you’re interested in a digital process and started researching your options, we encourage you to have an open dialogue with the resources you find. Ask lots of questions and share the specifics about your service program with the platform provider to see if they are a good fit for your school’s needs.
Inside Higher Ed’s sixth annual Survey of College and University Presidents aims to understand how these leaders perceive and address the challenges facing postsecondary institutions in the United States.
Institutions invest a lot of time and effort reviewing applications and making admissions decisions. Yet the process is often frustrating for students and intense for admissions and IT staff who manage the systems and workflow. Learn why you should build a purposeful digital ecosystem for a best-in-class applications review and decision process.
This report summarizes a convening of leaders from AASA (The Superintendents Association), American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), and Hobsons, who met to share success stories and strategies that can help accelerate the creation of effective K-12-to-college pathways—whether that college experience includes technical school or trade certifications or a two- or four-year college or university.
To connect learning to life and stay in school, students need to be engaged with their education through three separate dimensions of student life: academically, socially, and emotionally. In this white paper, we lay out many different strategies to engaging all of your students through these three parts of their high school community.
Student retention has gained greater attention in recent years due to increased scrutiny by legislators, accrediting bodies, the media and the general public. However, while a large body of research is available regarding college student retention, many institutions are still grappling with decisions, including which programs and strategies to implement and how to assess their effectiveness.
As post-secondary learners make more informed choices from an increasing number of education options, focusing on their success will be the key driver of institutional effectiveness and prosperity. This paper examines how people interact with higher education today, showing how that relationship will continue to evolve to meet individual and societal needs.
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