Fall 2021 Update: Using data-driven strategies to provide personalized job matches

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In close partnership with the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), and the Ascendium Education Group, we are developing a job recommendation algorithm and an accompanying intrusive career advising intervention to support community college graduates in identifying and applying for degree-relevant jobs which would provide stable employment and commensurate compensation. As we approach the later stages of algorithm development and the beginning stages of the accompanying intervention design, we want to share our progress, challenges, and learnings in this process so far.

Pushing College Advising Forward: Experimental Evidence on Intensive Advising and College Success

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Growing experimental evidence demonstrates that low-touch informational, nudge, and virtual advising interventions are ineffective at improving postsecondary educational outcomes for economically-disadvantaged students at scale. Intensive in-person college advising programs are a considerably higher-touch and more resource intensive strategy; some programs … Continued

With 30+ Million People out of Work, It’s Time to Invest in College Completion

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Less than half of adults in the United States have a postsecondary degree (an associate degree or higher). This trend creates significant consequences for people’s long-term economic security and well-being; college graduates are less likely to be underemployed and are more likely to have higher earnings than people without degrees. And as the unemployment rate continues to rise due to COVID-19, those without college degrees are likely to disproportionately suffer.

Nudge4 May Newsletter

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As our state partners grapple with various COVID-related challenges, our faculty, staff, and students are bringing data science and nudge strategies to bear to support student success and to address critical workforce needs. Click here to view our May newsletter … Continued