The In-Service/All College Day convocation at Victor Valley College welcomed IEBC President Brad Phillips’ presentation on Honoring the Past: Embracing the Future. College President Dan Walden reports that Brad created an invigorating and engaging atmosphere for almost 370+ attendees and generated outstanding feedback.
IEBC’s Brad and Jordan recently conducted several data use retreats. The first was for the State Center Community College District (SCCCD) in California where they worked with administrators, faculty and staff from a variety of departments and divisions to better understand the use of leading and lagging indicators and their role in strategic planning.
This year has found increased requests for IEBC Data Use workshops. In California and Illinois in the last few months, data use retreats have been conducted by Brad Phillips, IEBC CEO and Jordan Horowitz, IEBC COO.
Check out this new website with our updated design and videos that bring IEBC’s Caring Campus and Data Use work to life in participants’ own words. Professional staff, faculty, presidents and others from around the country share their experience and insights in short videos that are right to the point.
Read the updated Mendo Cares newsletter to learn more about how Caring Campus is committed to making Mendocino College campuses welcoming to all.
Inside Higher Ed, a leading source for the latest news, analysis, and services for the entire higher education community, highlights the success of IEBC’s Caring Campus Initiative and its participating colleges in keeping students connected during the pandemic. “A Virtual Culture Of Care” features first-person stories describing how IEBC successfully helped colleges create a culture of care online as campuses closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, Sarah Wood writes that colleges are working with the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC)’s Caring Campus initiative to increase student retention. Research indicates that students who lack a connection with their institution are less likely to return for the next semester.
Creating a Data-Informed Culture in Community Colleges by Brad C. Phillips and Jordan E. Horowitz, published by Harvard Education Press (2017), offers a research-based model approach for turning data into information that is useful, usable, and actionable. They draw from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics to demonstrate how colleges can make better use of data resulting in improvements in student success.
ECMC Foundation, a nationally focused foundation investing in initiatives that improve educational outcomes and support post-secondary education and career success among underserved populations, is providing funding to the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC) to expand its Caring Campus Initiative.
Read the Spring 2021 IEBC Newsletter to learn about Caring Campus leaders and colleges who have received high honors at national, state and local levels.