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IU receives AAU mini-grant for student success initiatives in STEM

Learning Analytics Fellows Jennifer Meta Robinson, Logan Paul, Jill Robinson, and Ken Shan have received a 2-year, $20,000 Mini-Grant from the Association of American Universities (AAU). Indiana University Bloomington is among a dozen universities to receive this "mini-grant" from the AAU which strives to improve undergraduate education outcomes in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. IU's project, "Advancing a Data-Informed STEM Culture: The Mitigating Grade Surprise Collaborative," expands upon existing campus efforts to transform teaching and learning cultures in STEM departments using learning analytics and big data.

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Learning Analytics Fellows featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education

By: Beth McMurtie (February 3, 2019)

In a feature entitled, “Can Data Make You a Better Teacher?” Learning Analytics Fellow Terri Renner discusses her involvement with the Center for Learning Analytics and Student Success (CLASS) and her LA projects. Her research has raised important questions about the value of prerequisites and also provided evidence of the multitudes of data available. The article continues by exploring the use of Learning Analytics across multiple campuses and programs.

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2019 Learning Analytics Fellows Program welcomes 20 fellows

January 7, 2019

The Center for Learning Analytics and Student Success (CLASS) at IU Bloomington is pleased to announce that twenty Learning Analytics Fellows are joining a 2019 cohort that will complete research projects aimed at using big data and student learning analytics to foster student engagement, retention and success.

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Learning analytics summit aims to build network of communities focused on student success

By: Steve Hinnefeld (April 17, 2018)

Eighty faculty, staff and administrators from over 20 universities converged on Indiana University Bloomington las week to share ideas and discuss best practices for using data analytics to help students be more successful in college at the "Framing the Future of Learning Analytics and Student Success" summit hosted by IU Bloomington's Center for Learning Analytics and Student Success.

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Using data to illuminate teaching and learning

By: Doug Ward

The summit drew more than 60 people from universities around the country to talk about how to make more effective use of academic data. As I listened and spoke with colleagues, though, I was struck by how little we know about our courses, curricula and students, and how much we stand to gain as we learn more. 

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IU Bloomington faculty internationally recognized for student success research

By: Bethany Nolan (April 6, 2018)

Over the past four years, more than 40 Indiana University Bloomington faculty have taken part in learning analytics research projects to foster student retention, engagement and success on campus. This work was featured in a paper titled, "Implementation of a Learning Analytics Fellows Program," which recieved the Best Practitioner Paper award from the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SOLAR) presented at the Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference. 

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Indiana University Bloomington to host inaugural Learning Analytics Summit

January 28, 2018

Indiana University's Center for Learning Analytics and Student Success (CLASS) will host an inaugural learning analytics summit on April 11-13, 2018. The Framing the Future of Learning Analytics and Student Success Summit will bring together faculty, staff and administrators who are interested in using learning analytics in scholarly research about teaching, learning and student success. 

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IU Bloomington's accreditation reaffirmed by the Higher Learning Commission

By: Kyla Cox Deckard (January 16, 2018)

The Higher Learning Comission has reaffirmed Indiana University Bloomington's accreditation following a review process that concluded in late 2017. The campus met or exceeded all criteria reviewed by the commission for accreditation.

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