Higher Education

Higher Education Data Governance Explained

Higher Education 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...

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...

A Data-Oriented Approach to Higher Education

A Data-Oriented Approach to Higher Education

Making use of data can be difficult. For instance, many institutions still face the challenge of getting departments to agree on answers to questions such as, “What is an active enrolled student?” Meanwhile, students, accreditors, governments, donors, and the public...

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