Praise Pours In For Our New Book
Based on over two decades of working with colleges across the United States on increasing effective data use, IEBC's long awaited new book is now available from Harvard Education Press.
Written by IEBC's Brad C. Phillips and Jordan E. Horowitz, our intention in publishing Creating A Data-Informed Culture In Community Colleges: A New Model For Educators is to provide educators practical tools which can be used immediately to identify leading indicators and inform current discussions, affecting positive changes in student outcomes before failure occurs.
The response to our book is more than we could have hoped for, and we want to share some of these comments with you.
In Their Own Words:
"Before your college spends thousands of dollars on the latest data system and tools, buy this book to find out how to use data you already have to better help your students succeed. It is packed with practical guidance based on the authors' decades of experience helping colleges across the country improve student outcomes and institutional performance."
- Davis Jenkins, senior research scholar, Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University
"Brad C. Phillips and Jordan E. Horowitz highlight a critical point for college leaders: data without context does little to help us understand how to improve student outcomes. This book provides college leaders tools to visualize the most important trends in student data and allows them to make the most impactful decisions for improving the lives of our students."
- Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor, California Community Colleges
"Phillips and Horowitz perform a great service, providing strategies and tools that help community college practitioners use data to discern where action is needed and whether that action makes a difference. The authors demonstrate an uncommonly nuanced understanding of issues on the ground as community colleges strive mightily to strengthen student success and equity in outcomes."
- Kay McClenney, senior advisor to the President/CEO, American Association of Community Colleges