Data Governance Explained

Data Governance Explained

If you work at a college or university, there may be plenty of topics that generate more attention than “data governance,” but do any of these three ‘progress-stoppers’ ring a bell?  You’re in the Office of Institutional Research. Today, your job is to do some cohort...
Best Practices for Dashboard Design

Best Practices for Dashboard Design

The difference between an art museum and an art gallery is subtle. Museums showcase art for the art enthusiast – for interest, critique or discussion. Museums tend to be grandiose, containing all types of art, separated by theme or artist. While art galleries also...
Argos: The Elixir for Banner 9 Migration Wellness

Argos: The Elixir for Banner 9 Migration Wellness

Are you a Banner® by Ellucian customer faced with the impending move from Banner 8 to Banner 9? Like any system migration, the process can be daunting. But Banner 9 is worth it, as it’s the next step in the evolution of ERPs. So, wouldn’t you like to alleviate as many...
Best Practices for Charting

Best Practices for Charting

“One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words.” The phrase, often attributed to Fred Barnard after it appeared in the advertising trade journal Printer’s Ink, also applies to the visual presentation of data. While our focus is often on higher education, the above idiom...
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,...
The 5 Most Commonly Found Metrics for Student Success

The 5 Most Commonly Found Metrics for Student Success

There is much debate on how to define and measure student success. At first glance, it seems simple: a successful student is a first-year who enrolls in college full-time, persists through terms, and then progresses to degree completion. However, the routes students...
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