Should you have a Chief Data Officer/Chief Narrative Officer? By Kim Reid, Principal Analyst For years, higher education has been called data-rich and information-poor. Now, the ability to collect and analyze institutional data is becoming sophisticated enough to tap into strategic insight at very high levels. The era of big data in higher education is here, ready and waiting for analysis. Higher education has a complicated web of data sources to manage and understand. Two plenary sessions at the recent ACT Enrollment Planners Conference reminded us of the growing importance of data in higher education management. We now have an unprecedented amount of data available to us in higher education: CRM data, web analytics, enrollment data, student data, learning management system data, and alumni data. A major hurdle is that higher education suffers from structural issues surrounding data management and data culture. This approach to data involves more than a performance dashboard, although this is a step in the right direction.
Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research Exploring High-End Visualization for Research and Education -- Campus Technology 2015 Innovators Awards Exploring High-End Visualization for Research and Education Georgia State University created a technology-rich visualization space that supports research and instruction and explores the transformative potential of visual media across all disciplines. By Meg Lloyd07/22/15 Category: Education Futurists Institution: Georgia State University Project: CURVE: Collaborative University Research & Visualization Environment Project lead: Bryan Sinclair, associate dean, university library Tech vendors/partners: Apple, CineMassive Displays, Dell, Nvidia Standing 24 feet wide, CURVE's interactive video wall is used not only for big data research, but also for instruction that leverages dynamic data explorations. Working together, university units contributed $1.2 million to transform an entire 3,300-square-foot floor of the university library, giving CURVE a central home on campus and sending a clear message that the technology is there for everyone to use. About the Author
Higher Education & Student Affairs The Higher Education & Student Affairs (HESA) program at Indiana University is a pioneer in the study of higher education and student affairs administration. Among the first departments in the country to offer degree programs in this field of study, the HESA program has a distinguished history and continues to be nationally recognized as a leader in the development of higher education scholar-practitioners. Our graduates serve as administrative leaders in postsecondary institutions throughout the country, researchers, as well as faculty members that continue to cultivate new insights and understandings in the field. We encourage you to explore our website and learn more about our degree programs. We look forward to meeting you! Master’s Program Master's Program Overview (video) Doctoral Programs Doctoral Program Overview (video) HESA Alumni Faculty HESA News and Events IUSPA Journal Awards & Recognition Online Certificate Program Courses Faculty Members
Big Data Discussion at SIDLIT July 31 2015 Teachers College, Columbia University: Organization & Leadership Departmental Mission The mission of The Department of Organization and Leadership is to educate, train, and serve current and future leaders. They include: administrators, policy makers, researchers, psychologists, and educators from around the world. Our students are, or aspire to be, in the fields of public and private education, higher and postsecondary education, adult education, health administration, politics, advocacy, organizational behavior, and organizational development and change. Leaders, managers, and administrators for all types of organizations, with an emphasis on educational and nonprofit institutions and health organizations in both the private and public sectors; Those who help these leaders, managers, and administrators; and Those who conduct research pertinent to organizational dynamics and learning, and who teach leadership, administration, education policy, politics, organizational behavior, and organizational change.
Kill the Buzzwords: Finding the Real Meaning of Popular BI Terms There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words, Thomas Ried once said. That rings very true when it comes to the way companies today are throwing around buzzwords like “big data” or “easy to use BI,” and only loosely defining the words, if at all, leaving everyone unsure of their meaning. Researching and choosing the best business intelligence solution for your company is challenging enough, so here are some definitions to help you sort through the marketing hype over buzzwords and really define the technical terms, their nuances, and what to look for in a BI tool. Big Data Definition: When storing, handling, and reading data starts becoming complicated due to data size.Problem: It’s completely relative, rendering the phrase ambiguous.Solution: Determine your own definition of “Big Data” by getting a POC using your data. Data Visualization Think of your BI tool as a keyhole view into your data. “Easy to Use” Data Scientist
Higher and Postsecondary Education@ Teachers College ::Program Home The Program in Higher and Postsecondary Education (HPSE) has a long tradition of preparing practitioners and scholars for leadership and research in the field of higher education. Teachers College was the first school in the United States to offer a degree Student Personnel Administration. This effort started in 1913 and since then our program has evolved in many ways. We offer three degree options: Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Education (Ed.M.), and Doctor of Education (Ed.D).