Dx and Students
Dx is a student-centered endeavor. Six of the top seven major benefits of Dx that respondents identified are directly focused on student success (see figure 6). Indeed, 87% of respondents from institutions currently engaged in Dx said that "Improving the student experience" was driving institutional planning and investment in Dx. Other expected benefits following closely behind are the student success benefits (and drivers) of improving faculty teaching and advising, decreasing student dropout rates or improving retention, and improving student course-level performance. These potential benefits of digital transformation align well with the EDUCAUSE 2020 Top 10 IT Issues theme of innovation, which includes three of the top 10 issues: student-centric higher education (#5), student retention and completion (#6), and improved enrollment (#7). Other perceived major benefits and drivers of Dx are related to improving the institution's reputation, competing with institutional peers, and improving the financial health of the institution.