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Can College Predictive Models Survive the Pandemic?

Though many are eager to forget 2020, data scientists will be keeping the year top of mind as we determine whether the pandemic’s impact makes 2020 data anomalous or an...

April 1, 2021

How Strong Is the Relationship Between Your CFO and Provost?

In November, University of California, Riverside announced its hire of Elizabeth Watkins as its new provost and executive vice chancellor.

The Data Analytics Platform – A Foundational View

It would be an understatement to say that the HelioCampus community likes data; it is more like we live and breathe data. From strategic meetings to quarterly presentations...

February 5, 2021

How Much Has COVID Cost Colleges? $183 Billion

What a year. Higher ed came into 2020 facing its share of financial challenges: a negative outlook for the entire sector, widespread operating deficits, stark enrollment ...

February 5, 2021

Here’s the truth about the campus budget crisis

With the fall semester behind us, recently released data is beginning to bring greater definition to the impact of the pandemic on colleges and universities and what...

January 28, 2021

A University's Data-Driven Response to COVID

Like with any significant moment in time, “Where were you in 2020?” will likely become a topic of conversation for higher ed leaders for years to come, quickly followed by,...

October 12, 2020

A Data-Informed Strategy

Following the 2008 recession, Frostburg State University, a Maryland institution of 5,300 students, experienced ongoing reductions in both admission and retention rates. To...

When Evaluating Academic Operations, Begin With Better Measures

In its DNA, higher education is familial and collaborative, and no members of university communities want to be in their current predicaments. As institutions look to the...

September 10, 2020

Financial Sustainability in Higher Education: Challenges and Solutions

The higher-ed industry was experiencing an era of uncertainty and change, even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Background complexities of a changing educational...

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