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Client Spotlight: Grayson College

How do you engage faculty with data? Give them data that’s relevant to them, create data summits, and maybe even have them present to the board(!) Learn how Grayson College changed their culture and dramatically improved their course completion and retention rates

Integrating Labor Market Outcome Data

More and more colleges are looking at how well students do after they graduate. However these data are hard to get and integrate. What have other colleges done and how has ZogoTech helped? Unemployment Insurance (UI) records One of our colleges was able to get UI records from the state showing how much students were ...

The Secret to Student Success Lies in Early Identification

Student success is the name of the game in all community colleges—to continue to attract students and receive funding, schools must prove their ability to turn enrolled students into graduates. The issue is, the success of a community college is measured through lagging indicators—things like retention rates and graduation rates from previous semesters. While community ...

There’s More to  Corequisite Success Than Just Designing the Right Courses

  Our last two blogs talked about Complete College America’s recent findings regarding corequisite courses, where students needing remedial education enroll directly into college-level courses and receive academic support alongside their regular classes. Let’s look at this issue a bit more, from how students are identified for corequisite enrollment to what happens AFTER they take ...

Corequisite Success Requires Careful Tracking and Quick Intervention

Corequisite Success Requires Careful Tracking and Quick Intervention Complete College America recently published a report entitled Corequisite Remediation: Spanning the Completion Divide: Breakthrough Results Fulfilling The Promise of College Access for Underprepared Students. The report outlines the issues facing students who start college needing prerequisite course work that does not count towards a degree. According ...

Transforming Advising at Two Dallas Community Colleges

For the advising departments at Eastfield and North Lake Colleges – two members of the Dallas County Community College District – the shift from enrollment to student success as the basis for evaluating, and even funding, community colleges presented both a challenge and an opportunity. This emphasis on student success led both colleges to redefine ...

ZogoTech + Achieving the Dream: 3 Case Studies

In working with 50 community colleges over ten years, we’ve had the opportunity to partner with a number of Achieving the Dream institutions. In many ways, it’s an obvious pairing — becoming a data-driven college and creating a culture of evidence rely on the ability to give end users access to comprehensive data on students, ...

Odessa College: Increased Graduation, Aspen Rising Star

Creating a culture of evidence at Odessa College (OC) was the result of deliberate change within the institution. “Our president and board of trustees made a conscious decision to become more data driven,” says Don Wood, PhD, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness. “And it was that decision that led, first and foremost, to the relationship between ...

Odessa College: Doubled Graduation Rates, Aspen Rising Star

Creating a culture of evidence at Odessa College (OC) was the result of deliberate change within the institution. “Our president and board of trustees made a conscious decision to become more data driven,” says Don Wood, PhD, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness. “And it was that decision that led, first and foremost, to the relationship between ...

References for Best Practices in Dashboard Design

At this year’s TAIR conference in Gaveston, TX we’ll be talking about best practices in dashboard design for community colleges. In developing our own dashboards and scorecards, we’ve consulted with experts in the field and familiarized ourselves with the existing literature on the topic. If you’re at the conference, stop by the presentation to hear ...