Maximizing Data Use: A Focus on the Completion Agenda
Article first published online: 15 JAN 2014
© 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
New Directions for Community Colleges
Special Issue: The College Completion Agenda: Practical Approaches for Reaching the Big Goal
Volume 2013, Issue 164, pages 17–25, Winter 2013
How to Cite
Phillips, B. C. and Horowitz, J. E. (2013), Maximizing Data Use: A Focus on the Completion Agenda. New Directions for Community Colleges, 2013: 17–25. doi: 10.1002/cc.20077
- Issue published online: 15 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 15 JAN 2014
The completion agenda is in full force at the nation's community colleges. To maximize the impact colleges can have on improving completion, colleges must organize around using student progress and outcome data to monitor and track their efforts. Unfortunately, colleges are struggling to identify relevant data and to mobilize staff to review student information that can lead to action: changes in policy and practice that improve student completion. The authors present their model for engaging educational institutions in using data to make good decisions about increasing completion.