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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...

August 13, 2020

To Open or Not: Case Study in Strategic Decision-Making

My campus is not alone in having a battle about the decision to bring back students to campus, although the decision has already been made and students are back. Arguments...

What Data Can — and Can’t Yet — Tell Us

When my twin brother, a commercial pilot, flies a plane, he knows sensors informed by tens of thousands of prior flights are equipped to predict engine failures. But that...

Cultivating a climate of data-informed decision-making at UMass Amherst

Even before COVID-19 became a key part of our vocabulary this spring, data-informed decision-making has been a trending topic of conversation among college and university...

June 11, 2020

Presidential priorities: Areas of concern for College and University Presidents

Higher education was already facing an environment of rising costs and increased competition when COVID-19 struck, leaving higher-ed leaders across the country grappling with...

June 2, 2020

How Your College Can Survive the Pandemic

This blog is co-authored by Javier Miyares, former president of University of Maryland Global Campus.

More than a Score: Extracting the Greatest Value from Predictive Modeling

Tackling a high-impact predictive modeling project can be intimidating, particularly for chief information officers and other upper administrators without extensive data...

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