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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...

January 21, 2020

3 points to consider before taking on data analytics

Having helped organizations and institutions harness the power of data analytics for two decades, I’m encouraged to see higher education giving data the attention it’s long...

November 11, 2019

The Value of Student Segmentation

Rising competition for college and university students will only continue to grow as the number of high school graduates shrink over the next decade, student demographics...

September 5, 2019

HelioStories: Craig Rudick on Transforming Institutional Analytics

I first began working in higher education data analytics in 2013 after transitioning from academic astrophysics. My initial impression was, “This is it, huh?” I was a bit...

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