September 2017 – Praise Pours in for Our New Book
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September 2017 – ‘Looking Forward’ to Looking Forward, Thanks to IEBC Curriculum to Career Choices
Creating Data Faculty Can Use, in Inside Higher Ed, features an Ashley A. Smith interview with IEBC President/CEO Brad Phillips and Vice President Jordan Horowitz about their book, Creating a Data–Informed Culture in Community Colleges: A New Model for Educators. In the article, Smith discusses with Phillips and Horowitz the amount and quality of the data available to community colleges. Read the entire Q&A session in Creating Data Faculty Can Use.
America’s community colleges work hard to serve their students. Dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators put in countless hours and commit their professional lives to improving student outcomes. But working hard does not mean that their efforts are making a demonstrable difference in student success. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the graduation rate within 150 percent of normal time from first institution attended for first–time, full–time degree/certificate–seeking students at two–year postsecondary institutions has remained fairly constant for the past thirteen years, ranging from 30.5 to 34.0 percent (2005 and 2008 cohorts, respectively). The most recent cohort (2012 first term) has a rate of 31.6 percent. While part–time student data is not available, community college educators know that the college completion rate for these students is much lower than their full–time student counterparts.