Data Privacy in Higher Education

Data Privacy in Higher Education

Do you know how data is used at your institution? Do you know how data is being stored, processed, and used within your own department? Does the personally identifiable information (PII) need to be kept for individuals or could your data be aggregated and...
Three Paths to Get the Answers You Need for Your IPEDS Survey

Three Paths to Get the Answers You Need for Your IPEDS Survey

Many people see the new year as a clean slate, time to start a new diet or exercise program that won’t last the month. But if you are an IPEDS Keyholder, you know it’s the start of another IPEDS winter and spring survey collection. Looking at the IPEDS calendar,...
The Problem with Self-Diagnosing when Requesting Data

The Problem with Self-Diagnosing when Requesting Data

When many of us get sick, we try self-diagnosing the problem. Maybe we look up information online. We may even go to a Web MD to find out what’s wrong with this or that. Through this process we might find all sorts of symptoms we think we exhibit and conditions...
Cloud vs. Client: Where Do You Want to Keep Your Higher Ed Data?

Cloud vs. Client: Where Do You Want to Keep Your Higher Ed Data?

The abundance of data available to institutions of higher education is staggering. It’s found in ERPs, data warehouses, data marts, and other systems and databases used throughout campus. For years, these data sources were, in fact, on campus (aka, the client, on...
When IPEDS Surveys Reveal New Data and Lead to Tough Choices

When IPEDS Surveys Reveal New Data and Lead to Tough Choices

It’s time to complete your IPEDS survey. It’s a complex, daunting task. The Department of Education wants to get a clear picture of your Title IV compliance. And you want to give information that secures federal funding for your institution. While you know...
A Complete Guide to Understanding IPEDS Reporting

A Complete Guide to Understanding IPEDS Reporting

Even as you read this, your institution of higher education is likely in the midst of some element of the IPEDS reporting cycle. With three reporting periods and a growing list of surveys, IPEDS seems to be endless. You know the surveys are required by the federal...
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