Higher Education

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...

How Do I Know if My Reporting Staff is Effectively Trained?

How Do I Know if My Reporting Staff is Effectively Trained?

So your institution just purchased a new reporting solution and you would like to train your employees on this product. Or perhaps you had a recent turnover in staff and would like to train these new individuals on the existing software without having to utilize...

Successful Training Starts With the Manager

Successful Training Starts With the Manager

You already heard about the discovery process needed to assess whether or not training will be an effective solution to your reporting problems. Once you’ve decided it is necessary, the next key step is to establish a training goal. After all, once the goal is...

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...

Understanding When and Why Training is Needed

Understanding When and Why Training is Needed

As a reporting manager, you become rightly concerned when: Your team can’t get reports out the door on time The reports that do go out look unprofessional The quality of the reports is inconsistent Your team struggles with the reporting tool You look at your budget...

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