From February 13-15, national expert panelists and members of the advisory board met at UCI for the UCI Next Generation Undergraduate Success Measurement Project inaugural planning session.
During the three day gathering, participants drew upon their expertise to "discuss the feasibility and utility of collecting, analyzing, and sharing innovative new forms of data for documenting the value of the undergraduate experience and improving undergraduate student outcomes."
Three data strands were considered:
UCI is serving as the pilot demonstration site to develop and implement a state-of-the art measurement project to improve understanding of the value of undergraduate educational experiences and promote evidence-based models of undergraduate student success. The project, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is designed to inform the development of a large-scale longitudinal study of colleges and universities coordinated by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan.
Read more: Chronicle of Higher Education, 11/27/18