Welcome to our News section where you can find the latest information about IEBC, IEBC workshops, webinars, newsletters and other highlights.

It’s Here! – A new book from Harvard Education Press: Creating a Data-Informed Culture in Community Colleges: A New Model for Educators by Brad C. Phillips and Jordan E. Horowitz.  Check it out at Harvard Education Press and read their interview in Inside Higher Ed.

New Webinar Coming February 28, 2018, IEBC one-hour free webinar: Faculty Engagement in Guided Pathways.

February 5-7, 2018 Customized Workshops in Hawaii. Working with Academic Review Teams, IEBC President/CEO Brad Phillips is presenting customized workshops on Data Use 101 and Leading and Lagging Indicators.

January 31, 2018 AACC Workforce Development Institute. The 2018 AACC Workforce Development Institute in New Orleans, LA, included a panel on Data Driven Success which included IEBC President/CEO Brad Phillips presentation on the use of leading indicators to drive change.

January 26, 2018 Southern Institutional Research Group. The Southern California Community College Institutional Research Group welcomed IEBC Vice President Jordan Horowitz to discuss Creating a Data-Informed Culture in Community Colleges.

December 1, 2017, IEBC Vice President Jordan Horowitz, authored Data Use Principles for Education Leaders on Education Policy Fellowship Program’s alumni blog.  Read the full blog here.  http://epfp.site-ym.com/blogpost/601267/287527/Data-Use-Principles-for-Education-Leaders

October and November found IEBC’s team throughout California at a number of colleges with data use engagement work as well as substantive student success initiatives involving intersegmental collaboration and curriculum alignment.

October 8, Washington D.C. The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) had a half-day pre-conference Program Evaluation Workshop with a full panel that included IEBC’s Jordan Horowitz whose presentation incorporated leading and lagging indicators.

Vision for Success is an important and candid report from the California Community Colleges Board of Governors that lays out a strategic vision. Its goals and commitments make it clear: the focus on getting every student to his or her defined objective.  IEBC looks forward to supporting this work at all levels. Read more about the Vision for Success, including this excellent commentary from EdSource, Now for the Hard Part.

September 15, Alamo Colleges, Texas. The IEBC Curriculum to Career Choices (CtCC) team will be working with the Alamo Colleges’ faculty to align student learning outcomes with career competencies. This effort is part of the Curriculum to Career Choices (CtCC) work that supports Smart Pathways of study for colleges engaged in Pathways work.

September 15, Ed Trust—West Convening, John Watson and Janine Bocciardi of IEBC’s Analytics group, are panelists in a forum on managing the A-G process and will discuss workable approaches to alignment and data quality problems.

August 3, U.S. Department of Education’s NCES STATS-DC Conference – John Watson and Mary Kay Patton, of IEBC’s Analytics section; Anita Huang, Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education and Tim Norris, Washington Education Research and Data Center, presented a conference session on “Sustainable Cross-Sector Reporting Systems—The All-Important Last Mile.

August 1, Little Rock, Arkansas, Working Students Success Workshops in Arkansas – IEBC President Brad Phillips facilitated workshops on Telling Your Story with Data and Leading/Lagging Indicators at the Achieving the Dream’s Working Students Success Network.

July 27, Victor Valley College, California – Management Session facilitated by IEBC President/CEO Brad Phillips

June 28, APLU Conference in San Diego, California – John Watson, IEBC director of information technology and analytics, participated in conversations around longitudinal metrics, research questions and the challenges of incorporating unstructured data into a database.

June 27, 2017, Honolulu – Jordan Horowitz, IEBC vice president, presented two workshops at the Hawai’i State Public Charter School Commission Education Summit 2017.  He presented “Psychology of Data Use” and “Leading and Lagging Indicators and Academic Plans,” which were well received by administrators, staff and faculty.

June 7, 2017, Heroes for Hire college programs in West Virginia had IEBC workshops with Brad Phillips as part of the IEBC support and assistance to guide their use of data in supporting these very important college programs for our veterans.

May 10, 2017, “State Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS): Moving from Silos to Sustainable Reporting” were center stage for this webinar presentation. Participants from around the country represented different state systems, and departments of education.

April 19, Seattle, Washington, Working Students Success Network. Brad Phillips presented the high demand workshop on “Telling Your Story with Data.”  Click here for more information on this and other IEBC workshops.

April 18, Sacramento, California Foster Youth Summit. Jordan Horowitz workshop on identifying and using “Leading Indicators for Foster Youth Education.”

April 12, 2017, 11 am-12 pm PDT, ZogoTech hosted a well-attended one hour free webinar with IEBC’s Brad Phillips presenting, “It’s Better to Lead than Lag”

April 7, IEBC one-hour webinar: Curriculum to Career Choices with SmartPathways

April 4, National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) Western Regional Conference, Missoula, Montana.  Jordan Horowitz workshop: “Beyond Graduation: Leading and Lagging Indicators for Concurrent Enrollment.”

March 2, San Diego, CA 2017 IO Education User Conference workshop with IEBC’s Brad Phillips and John Watson addressing finding the right classroom and school indicators that lead to local goals.

February 28-March 1, Hawaii Brad Phillips and Jordan Horowitz continue IEBC data use and academic planning support services with workshops and coaching. Read more about IEBC in Hawaii.

February 21-24, San Francisco, CA,  Achieving the Dream conference included a workshop by Brad Phillips of IEBC and Javarro Russell of ETS:“Developing Student Learning Outcomes that are Culturally Competent.”   Learn about integrating cultural competencies through workshops in your area.

February 2-4, Tempe, Arizona, American Association of Community Colleges, Pathways Institute #4,  IEBC Director of CtCC (Curriculum to Career Choices) SmartPathways Marianne Wokeck and Manager of Strategic Partnerships John Yopp presented a Pre-Institute Work Session on Scaffolding Student Learning Outcomes through Pathways and an Institute session panel that focused on aligning academic learning experiences to employer expectations.

January 26-27, Costa Mesa, California: Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative “Regional Guided Pathways” two-day workshop. Brad Phillips panel presentation: “Linking Academic Learning Outcomes With Employer-Based Competencies: Increasing Data Use.” Dr. Phillips joined facilitator Randy Beach, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges; and panelists Jarek Janio of Santa Ana College and Shannon Mills/Tadael Emiru of Cosumnes River College.

January 23-25 Linked Learning Convention, Oakland, CA

At the Work-Based Learning (WBL) session, IEBC’s John Watson and April Eldahaby reported on the pilot project, its findings and implications. Participants learned what types of WBL experiences can be collected and recorded and the benefits of setting up a localized tracking system early on to gain valuable information.

At the Measuring Success: Leading and Lagging Indicators for Linked Learning session with IEBC’s Jordan Horowitz, participants learned that big goals like graduation rates and transition to college don’t give us information in time to act but leading indicators like attendance and persistence are actionable and lead to success of our lagging indicators. This localized interactive workshop put this beneficial process to work.

January 12, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania: Continuing on to Lehigh Carbon Community College, Dr. Phillips delivered a keynote address and conducted data use workshops at their Spring 2017 Convocation.

January 10, Cleveland, Wisconsin: Brad Phillips, IEBC president/CEO, was the keynote speaker at Lakeshore Technical College followed by data use workshops.

Data Use Action The topic of data use has continued to be of high interest with our data use workshops continuing to draw very positive evaluations. It’s one thing to feel, and be, inundated with data and multiple sources of information and quite another to be data-savvy and know how to cut through hundreds or thousands of data documents to glean the really important information that will help you collaborate to move your students towards success. IEBC is glad to be the change agent that helps individuals and organizations go from petrified or overwhelmed to solid-data-users making changes that benefit students.

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IOEducation  This is such a good read In IOEducation by Jordan Horowitz, IEBC vice president: “Why it is Better to Lead Than Lag: Leading and Lagging Indicators for Education.”  Leading indicators provide the right people with the right information at the right time. Those lagging indicators may not be very helpful in deciding what to do about adjustments that improve outcomes.

Contracts, contracts We appreciate all the fine partners we work with. New and continuing contracts recently confirmed include include work with:

  • SRI International as the data partner in support of SRI’s continued work on evaluation of the California Linked Learning District Initiative
  • Southwestern Community College and Sweetwater Union High School District to provide support and facilitation as they work to align high school exit expectations with college entrance expectations for English and math. This initiative, known as the South County Education Collaborative, is designed to improve student preparedness to succeed in college, increase college-going rates and improve college completion rates
  • Hawaii for phase two of our work with the Hawai’i Data eXchange Partnership, a continuation of the unlocking of the state longitudinal data system (SLDS) to enable telling the full story of a student’s academic progress
  • Coachella Valley Economic Partnership to provide student data reporting support services to ensure the CVEP has the information they need to engage in district and regional continuous improvement among the CVEP K-12 districts and postsecondary institutions and support regional efforts to improve student success.

Did you catch this article in Medium?  Hiding in Plain Sight: Solutions to College Relevance — read Brad Phillips’ Medium article here.

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