‘Tis the Season for IPEDS (part 2)

‘Tis the Season for IPEDS (part 2)

“Duck Season! Rabbit Season! IPEDS Season!” While duck seasons and rabbit seasons come and go, it always seems to be IPEDS season. So, we’re here to continue our examination of the IPEDS survey process. In part 1 we looked at the various challenges encountered in each...
Take the Data Validation Challenge

Take the Data Validation Challenge

There are multiple ways of assessing where your institution is at regarding data validation and data governance. In this discussion, we’ll look at data validation as it relates to maturity models. The maturity model is an assessment of the data governance program...
Overcoming Data Integration Issues

Overcoming Data Integration Issues

Data. It’s a simple word. Yet collecting it, analyzing it, and understanding it isn’t always so simple. For institutions of higher education, this is usually the result of two circumstances: 1) Data from one source does not always match data from an approved source,...
Data Mart: The Data Warehouse’s Little Brother

Data Mart: The Data Warehouse’s Little Brother

Your institution operates on data. Lots and lots of data. In order to run your university or college effectively, you need to make sense of that data. This means that all of that information must be stored, organized, and made available for reporting. Often times that...
Juggling Priorities And Ranking Report Requests

Juggling Priorities And Ranking Report Requests

Our world today is swamped with data. More data than ever before is available to help us make decisions. Whether this abundance of information is actually helpful to decision-making or instead leads to analysis-paralysis depends largely on our system for prioritizing...
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