• Exploring the value of midterm data

    February 20, 2015
    Blog Post | Student Success Collaborative

    Preliminary research from a subset of the SSC national data set found that midterm grades aren't necessarily as strong an indicator of final grades as you'd think, but they can provide clues about a student's success trajectory.

  • Is 2015 the year of the true chief information officer?

    February 20, 2015
    Blog Post | IT Forum

    Explore the three priorities for the chief information officer in 2015, as outlined in a recent IT World article.

  • The Murky Middle

    January 21, 2015
    Infographic | Student Success Collaborative

    Explore SSC's emerging research on the sizeable but often overlooked group of students who manage to get through their first year without raising any red flags—yet stand a good chance of dropping out before completing their degree.

  • How to write better, right now

    January 08, 2015

    It's not enough to have great ideas—you also have to express them effectively. This infographic offers a few tips and tricks to help.

  • Target revenue allocation to the areas of greatest potential

    December 12, 2014
    Expert Insight | Business Affairs Forum

    Learn why some colleges and universities are considering incentivizing academic units to grow by giving them a share of the revenue they generate, and discover how two institutions found the right balance between central revenue retention and academic unit allocation.

  • Inside the mind of a Curious Chameleon

    September 10, 2014
    Infographic | Advancement Forum

    The Advancement Forum sought to find the characteristics of an ideal major gift officer (MGO). We discovered that an MGO should be a Curious Chameleon—an individual with behavioral and linguistic flexibility, intellectual and social curiosity, the skill to distill information, and the ability to approach the solicitation process in a strategic manner.

  • State Market Demand Dashboards

    August 08, 2014
    Resource | COE Forum

    Our new state-based labor market dashboard offers a full report on fastest growing jobs, skills, and industries in each state.

  • The uncomfortable truth about faculty release time

    August 26, 2014
    Expert Insight | Academic Affairs Forum

    Course releases cost one university $10 million per year. Find out how to limit faculty releases at your institution by assigning lower-value administrative tasks to professionals in the dean's office.

  • Optimizing Institutional Budget Models

    October 01, 2014
    Study | Business Affairs Forum

    This study includes four executive-level lessons on budget design and a compendium of 29 budget model elements to help you develop a more strategic resource allocation system on your campus.

  • Harnessing the power of big data to increase revenue and elevate student success

    April 11, 2014
    Case Study | Student Success Collaborative

    Find out how Southern Illinois University partnered with SSC to arm administrators and advisors with dedicated support and predictive insight, enabling more strategic student interventions, better decision making at all levels, and nearly half a million in additional tuition revenue from Fall 2013 to Spring 2014.