Microsoft Global Education Partner Summit (GEPS)

Microsoft GEPS is an invite-only event held in the headquarters of Microsoft Corporation. It recognizes the Microsoft partners who provide innovative capabilities for educational market all over the world.

President Calls for Greater Investment in Education

Secretary Duncan joined other Cabinet members in the House chamber to hear the President’s remarks and had this reaction afterward, “The President said ‘when’ we reauthorize not ‘if.’ He clearly wants to moves forward on reauthorization and that’s what we’re doing.

Mellon Foundation awarded a $2.38 million grant to Indiana University

From the Kuali Student perspective, the changes at the Mellon Foundation will have no impact on the project. The original $2.5 million grant provided to the project has been fully received. Furthermore, Kuali Student is designed to be financially self-sustainable with seven institutions committing $5 million each. Kuali Student will also be seeking to expand partnerships with other institutions as critical milestones are reached.

Institutional Effectiveness Executive Day

Title: Institutional Effectiveness Executive DayLocation: Redmond,…

Academic Analytics: Data rich, information poor.

Academic analytics is the process of analyzing institutional data captured university enterprise systems for decision making and reporting purposes (Campbell & Oblinger, 2007). Higher education is entering into a new era of heightened scrutiny as governments, accrediting agencies, staff, students and parents call for new ways of monitoring and improving student success (Campbell & Oblinger, 2007). The Bradley review into higher education in Australia specifically mentions benchmarking activities in areas like student engagement as indicators of institutional quality (Commonwealth Government of Australia, 2008).