January 12, 2015 | At a check presentation on Friday, Jan. 16, the Texas Pioneer Foundation will present a $179,600 grant to the Texarkana College Foundation to fund the purchase and installation of Civitas, a student success data analysis software program. The presentation will take place at 11 a.m. in the Truman Arnold Student Center’s Patman Room on the Texarkana College campus at 2500 N. Robison Road, Texarkana, Texas.
A consortium of three regional community colleges that includes Kilgore College, Northeast Texas Community College and Texarkana College will make the joint purchase. Fred Markham, Executive Director of the Texas Pioneer Foundation, will present the grant to representatives from all three consortium members.
Civitas Learning software uses predictive analytic tools to look at the digital footprints students leave behind when they interface with technology tools, online resources and other digital content. The software collects data to gain insight into the challenges and opportunities today’s students face in pursuing their higher education goals. The data results help institutions gain valuable information they can use to guide students toward greater success and help them reach their goals.
The collegiate consortium will serve as a model for other colleges looking to purchase updated software platforms. All three colleges signed an interlocal agreement committing to common policies and procedures and general student success goals.