NRCCUA® Announces the 2018 Eduventures® Innovation Award Winners

June 15, 2018

Award Winners Lauded at Eduventures Summit for Excellence and Innovation in the Areas of Enrollment, Student Experience, and Student Outcomes

Boston, MA – June 15, 2018

The National Research Center for College and University Admissions™ (NRCCUA®), an educational data science and research organization,​ ​today announced the winners of the 2018 Eduventures® Innovation Award. This awards program was created to recognize and showcase the achievements of individuals and organizations that share NRCCUA’s vision for generating improved outcomes through innovative programming that supports critical areas of an institution.

Selected by a jury of higher education leaders and advisors, NRCCUA celebrated award winners at an awards ceremony and reception that took place during Eduventures Summit in Boston, Massachusetts. The winners were announced by Todd Boullion, Chief Marketing Officer at NRCCUA and Cara Quackenbush, Vice President of Research at NRCCUA, and include:

  • Adelphi University
  • Anderson University, South Carolina
  • Elon University
  • Georgia State University
  • National Louis University
  • Walden University

“The 2018 Eduventures Innovation Awards winners showcase true thought leadership at their institutions,” said Patrick Vogt, CEO at NRCCUA. “They exemplify creative and forward-thinking approaches that are making demonstrable changes in the way colleges and universities recruit, teach and retain students. On behalf of the team at NRCCUA, I congratulate this year’s group of individuals and organizations.”

“Our team is constantly creating new ways to define and enhance the teaching and learning experience across our institution,” said Dr. Benjamin Deaton, Vice President for Technology, Online Learning and Innovation at Anderson University (SC). “We are thrilled to see our team honored for their unwavering dedication to innovative programming.”

About the Eduventures Innovation Award Program

The Eduventures Innovation Awards Program was created by NRCCUA’s research division. It is designed to identify and honor higher education institutions that have demonstrated significant innovations when developing and deploying programs in each of these categories:

  • Enrollment: A new enrollment management strategy in a fast-changing environment
  • Student Experience: A new approach to teaching and learning or student support
  • Outcomes: A new effort to define and report student outcomes

Judges select winners from written applications and, if needed, follow-up interviews. Entries are scored on value to the institution, innovation, and relevance to the mission of the school and are announced annually in conjunction with Eduventures Summit.

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