Ohio University

Launching an Analytics Transformation 

Ohio University


Established in 1804 as the first institution of higher education in the Northwest Territory, Ohio University is a public doctoral university serving approximately 31,000 undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. Like universities around the country, the institution is now grappling with reduced state appropriations, declining enrollment, and dramatically increased fixed costs such as healthcare and facilities maintenance. Ohio University knew that navigating this new reality meant transforming the way the university used data and made decisions.

Read the case study to learn how Ohio University implemented a change management framework for developing a data analytics transformation and partnered with HelioCampus on an analytics platform to translate metrics into meaning.

"HelioCampus follows a teaching model and that’s a great fit for our university. They were able to bring us up to speed quickly and provide the continuing support and training to allow us to build our own capabilities."

Loralyn Taylor

Associate Provost for Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Ohio University

A Change Management Framework to Follow:

  1. Create a Sense of Urgency
  2. Build a Coalition
  3. Develop a Vision
  4. Communicate the Vision
  5. Empower Broad-Based Action

Partnering with HelioCampus to:

  • Implement a modern data infrastructure and visualization platform;
  • reduce data processing time for analyses;
  • automate advanced analytics;
  • provide an intuitive end-user experience;
  • create new data models;
  • build out documentation and training libraries.

And the results were... 

Read the Case Study