Russ Little Joins the PAR Framework as Chief Innovation Officer

Higher education technology innovator brings practice expertise, vision for student success to national learner analytics collaborative.  Boulder CO, September 24, 2014: The WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies has announced that Robert R. (Russ) Little has joined the Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework as its Chief Innovation Officer. Mr. Little comes to the PAR Framework following…

PAR Framework Project to Launch as Independent Non-Profit Organization

The targeted launch date for PAR independence is December 9, 2014. Founded in 2011, the PAR Framework has grown from a “big idea” funded by foundation research grants into a national non-profit collaborative venture of data-sharing institutions working to use predictive analytics, tied to intervention measurement, to solve student success challenges. Read more.

Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework Releases Common Data Definitions

Data definitions for all variables published using the Data Cookbook by IData, Inc. Today the WCET-managed Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework project publicly released full data definitions for the more than 60 institutional, transcript and student-level data collected from its 16 institutional partners for inclusion in the PAR database. This is the first time that…

Fred Hurst honored with Richard Jonsen Award

Fred Hurst, senior vice president for Extended Campuses at Northern Arizona University, has been honored with the Richard Jonsen Award, at the WCET Silver Anniversary Annual Meeting on November 15, 2013 in Denver, CO. Hurst, a long-time educator and innovator, is known for his leadership in a number of transformative initiatives in American post-secondary education.…

NUTN Distance Education Innovation Award

Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework has received the 2013 National University Technology Network (NUTN) Distance Education Innovation Award. The NUTN Distance Education Innovation Award is presented to an individual or group of individuals representing an institution for developing an innovative program or practice that contributes to the field of distance education. Read more.

Launch Pad Participation

PAR Framework chosen to participate in the Launch Pad at the Sloan-C 6th Annual International Symposium Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, April 9-11, 2013, at the Planet Hollywood Resort, Las Vegas, NV. The Launch Pad brings a new dimension to the ET4Online Symposium by infusing the conference with the energy of educational technology entrepreneurs, creating…

Rhonda Epper receives Richard Jonsen Award

Rhonda Epper, assistant provost at the Colorado Community College System, a PAR founding institution, is the 2012 recipient of WCET’s top award, the Richard Jonsen Award, given annually to a WCET member whose career has been committed to improving postsecondary educational programs and services through innovative uses of technology. The award also recognizes Epper’s exceptional…