Why Analytics Is Your Superhero
Analytics has superpowers that can help colleges and universities advance institutional goals, strengthen student outcomes, improve quality and efficiency, and enhance teaching, learning, and research.
Colleges and universities can harness analytics superpowers to fortify decision-making, help struggling students overcome obstacles, and even see into the future. As is true for most superheroes, however, analytics superpowers may have a negative side. Using analytics for good requires teamwork and leadership to keep the focus on institutional and student success, as well as an understanding of the possible perils and pitfalls and how to avoid them.
Advancing Analytics Culture: Institutional Readiness and the Data-Informed Culture
Is your institution positioned to take advantage of analytics superpowers? You need to understand institutional capacity and readiness for using analytics as a superhero. And you need to learn how to nurture the kind of data-informed culture that can take the most advantage of those superpowers.
Advancing the Analytics Workforce: The Rise of New Roles and the Importance of Cross-Campus Engagement
The Chief Data Officer in Higher Education case study
Every superhero needs an ally. Taking advantage of analytics superpowers means exploring the need for roles and positions such as the chief data officer, as well as fostering data literacy and collaboration across your workforce.
Advancing Analytics Technology: The Potential of Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence Use QuickPoll report
With great power comes great responsibility. Higher education leaders can use analytics in very positive ways to better understand and work toward strategic institutional change, but it’s also important to be careful about the negative aspects. Pay attention to the pitfalls and build positive digital ethics practices.
Community and Partners
- Data Literacy Institute
- QuickTalk: IR & IT Partnerships: A Collaboration for Success
- Webinar: From Words to Action: Accelerating Change Using the Joint Statement on Analytics
Reports & Articles
- A Data and IT Governance Journey: Finding Truth Amid the Quicksand
- Data Solutions for Decision-Support Maturity at Drake University: An EDUCAUSE Research Case Study
- Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education: Applications, Promise and Perils, and Ethical Questions
- Change With Analytics: The AIR-EDUCAUSE-NACUBO Joint Statement on Analytics
- EDUCAUSE Review Topic Channel: Analytics
- EDUCAUSE Exchange: The Pitfalls of Analytics [podcast]
- Community Conversations: Judy Miner and Joe Moreau on the Imperative to Use Analytics [video]
Keep the conversation going.