Mike Schmidt

Addressing Advancement in the Higher Education Industry

Addressing Advancement in the Higher Education Industry

People often confuse development, or fundraising, with advancement in the higher education industry. While the actions have many similarities, they are different. Advancement refers to making progress in various avenues related to a university's strategic plan. It can...

IPEDS Surveys: What Does the Process Cost?

IPEDS Surveys: What Does the Process Cost?

So far, we’ve taken a look at the top mistakes made during IPEDS submission and some steps you can take to reduce bad data entry during that process. But once that process is done, that’s it. Right? You’ve crossed the finish line. You’ve slain the beast! The job is...

IPEDS Surveys Reporting: ‘Tis the Season (Part 1)

IPEDS Surveys Reporting: ‘Tis the Season (Part 1)

“To everything there is a season.” Whether you recognize that line from The Bible or The Byrds, it’s a commonly known phrase with wide-ranging applications. For Institutional Researchers, the everything is their IPEDS surveys and the season is nearly year-round. Every...

Is it Time to Change Enterprise Reporting Solutions?

Is it Time to Change Enterprise Reporting Solutions?

As unpleasant as change can be in an organization, a lack of change is potentially more unpleasant.  Some might even consider change a four letter word. After all, it is one of the most challenging issues that we face in life, much less in the workplace. It’s no...

What Everyone Should Know About Data Dumps

What Everyone Should Know About Data Dumps

These days, it seems like everybody has an easy-to-access place to hold all the digital information that’s important to them. No, not smart phones! We’re talking about the personal data dump. It Starts With A Question It all begins innocently enough: the end-user...

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