• Missing the Forest for the Trees: Challenges in Defining Student Success

    You know the drill. As calls for accountability and the justification of allocated resources in higher education increase, so too does the need for institutions to be able to quantify the success of their students. But there are challenges in defining student success. In most conversations, “student success” typically focuses…

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  • Time & Time Again: Using Data to Evolve Interventions

    At a recent conference, I was approached by a campus colleague about how we seem to focus our research on the same issues time and time again. He wondered why the issues we end up addressing on campus each year, like homesickness and social connections, don’t seem to change that…

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  • Four Things to Know About Successful First-year Students

    Previously, our Director of Analytics & Research wrote about five key take-aways from examining academic struggles of first-year college students. In this blog, we’ve decided to focus on our successful first-year students to see what patterns we could find. To pull this off, Skyfactor’s Analytics and Research team analyzed Mapworks…

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