Congratulations to…

the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District and the Grossmont Union High School District, based in El Cajon, Calif., recipients of a national Innovation of the Year Award from the League for Innovation in the Community College. The successful partnership was formed in 2014 to boost concurrent enrollment opportunities, increase collaboration, and better align curriculum. IEBC is assisting with implementation.  

Details available here.

Around the country

IEBC Vice President Jordan Horowitz at the DataCation EXPO in New York City presented the IEBC data use model: “A New Way to Think About Data” to an attentive audience of several hundred. The session focused on turning data into information, and figuring out how to make better use of the amazing IO Education system.
He also moderated a panel on “Community Engagement: Parents’ Perspectives on Data Tools.”

Leap of Reason

IEBC President/CEO Brad Phillips has been honored to accept an invitation from the “Leap of Reason” organization to join its Ambassadors Community, made up of nonprofit experts and public sector leaders whose aim is to inspire, motivate, and support social and public organizations to become more effective in helping to change the world. The group produces Ambassador Insights, which is drawn from online discussions among the ambassadors on various topics of interest.

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League for Innovation Learning Summit in Phoenix Arizona

Donald Wood of Odessa College, Texas, and Brad Phillips of the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC), California, will be at the League for Innovation’s Learning Summit in June, with two forum presentations, “Go Big or go Home: Bringing Interventions to Scale,” on June 14 and “Creating a Culture of Effective Data Use” on Wednesday, June 15.

Workshop participants speak out

We appreciate feedback from all of the participants in our workshops, including many very positive comments received recently from workshops in Hawaii, California and Texas that included “Thanks for making these so incredibly useful.” “Thanks for making a difference in higher education. Success stories follow your mentoring.”

Welcome to the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC)  a nationally-recognized nonprofit organization helping education stakeholders use data and information to make informed decisions, improve practice and increase student success.

When you really want to help students succeed…, the IEBC May newsletter highlights cultural competence, data use, award-winning collaboration and more. Read it here.
Data is not enough. Data is students. Understanding the information that student data can provide is key in being able to put it to use effectively. IEBC’s new publication, The Data Whisperers, IEBC Analytics Products and Services offers assistance.

The recent IEBC/ETS Cultural Competence workshops brought community college colleagues from around the state and beyond for intensive work on integrating cultural competence into student learning outcomes and assessment. Learn more about those workshops here.
Getting the Story Right: Reporting Student Equity Completion Outcomes – The recording and PowerPoint slides from this webinar explore differences between methods for selecting cohorts; how cohort definitions may exclude the very students you are trying to include; and how this can be avoided.
IEBC is dedicated to positive outcomes and brings its integrity, passion and experience to all we do.  Learn more.