Getting Faculty Members to Embrace Student Data

Pierce College has improved graduation rates by breaking down student success, course by course

Matthew Ryan Williams for The Chronicle

Carly Haddon (right), the creator of Pierce College’s student-data dashboards, talks with Rajesh Lal, a math professor, during a training session for faculty members.
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When Pierce College, in Washington State, redesigned its precollege-level math courses in 2013, administrators asked students what had helped them succeed. The response was surprising: What mattered most, the students said, was which instructor you...

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