Eric Godin

Associate Vice President

Eric Godin joined SHEEO as an associate vice president in January 2019. Dr. Godin oversees a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant focused on the National Student Clearinghouse’s Postsecondary Data Partnership (PDP) and leads SHEEO’s outreach and support for community college systems. Before joining SHEEO, Dr. Godin served as associate vice chancellor for research & analytics for the Florida College System (FCS). In this role, he provided leadership and technical assistance for quality data submission and use to Florida’s 28 community colleges, Florida Department of Education staff, and legislators. Prior to FCS, Dr. Godin worked for two national higher education associations, the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). He holds a B.S. in psychology and sociology from the University of Richmond, an M.Ed. in higher education from the College of William and Mary, and a Ph.D. in higher education from Florida State University.

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Postsecondary Data Partnership Assistance to Community Colleges

The State Higher Education Executive Officer Association’s (SHEEO) Postsecondary Data Partnership Assistance to Community Colleges work support Jobs for the Future (JFF) Student Success Centers and their colleges with data-use technical assistance related to the National Student Clearinghouse’s Postsecondary Data Partnership (PDP). The PDP is a national partnership to support system-and institution-level data use and reduce reporting burden. PDP institutions provide the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) with additional data files,…

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Breaking Down Barriers to Data Use with the Postsecondary Data Partnership (PDP)

by Eric Godin

A recent report from the American Council of Education, Tools in a Toolbox: Leading Change in Community Colleges, notes that “data provide an entry point, even an excuse, to bring individuals together to cognitively engage in a learning process to identify new institutional practices for improvement” (Lester, 2020 p. iii)[1] Of course, this is easier said than done. Each step in the process of transforming data into meaningful, actionable information…

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