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EAB wins AACC 2017 Innovation Award

Melinda Salaman on April 13, 2017  |  Permalink

Topics: Student Retention and Success, Degree Progress, Community College, Academic Affairs

What an exciting year of national recognition for our team at EAB. First, the GPS Direct Seal of Approval from Complete College America, and now, we are proud to announce we are the winners of the 2017 Innovation Award from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

On behalf of our broader team of researchers, dedicated consultants, software developers, and UX testers who make the EAB Navigate technology possible, we accept the award as an energizing and humbling honor.

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EAB wins AACC 2017 Innovation Award

7 Tweets that could reshape tomorrow’s workforce

Melinda Salaman on April 10, 2017  |  Permalink

Topics: Student Retention and Success, Student Engagement, Academic Affairs, Academic Planning, Community College

Last Thursday, I played hooky. Instead of my usual morning research at EAB, I participated in “Crunching the Numbers: A Forum on Data Analytics and Tomorrow’s Workforce,” hosted by The Atlantic. As a self-proclaimed higher education nerd and budding tweeter, I thought I might learn some interesting insights worth sharing with EAB members via social media—and I was right.

The session consisted of various panel discussions with leaders in business, policy, and higher education, and provided a thoughtful overview of big challenges and opportunities for data analytics careers. While the event title referenced “tomorrow’s workforce,” employers today seek candidates to fill these roles, and higher education leaders must act now to prepare students for success in this emerging industry.

As Eduardo Padrón, the president of Miami-Dade College put it: "Data analytics is taking over the world."

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7 Tweets that could reshape tomorrow’s workforce

3 grant myths that stifle student success efforts

on March 21, 2017  |  Permalink

Topics: Community College, Grant Writing, Research Administration, Research Enterprise, Student Retention and Success

These days, all of us are inundated with conflicting information that makes it difficult to discern fact from myth. While there is some evidence to suggest that a distortion of the truth is normal, even evolutionary, holding onto myths can be dangerous, especially when you're trying to make strategic decisions.

As a grant writer and analyst, I have seen strong grant applicants fail because they subscribed to “common wisdom” that was actually not all that wise. To prevent student success leaders from making the same mistakes, I went on a fact-finding mission to bust three common myths about higher education grant searching and application strategy:

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3 grant myths that stifle student success efforts