Teachers pay teachers 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. 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.
Complex Measures of Success @insidehighered The Voluntary Framework of Accountability, a project that aims to create national metrics gauging how well two-year institutions serve their students and fulfill their assorted missions, unveiled stage one of its proposed measures for pilot testing last week. Formally introduced two years ago, the VFA is managed by the American Association of Community Colleges and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Lumina Foundation for Education. The project has attracted the attention of educators who have long been critical of the federal government's main method of judging community colleges: the three-year graduation rate of first-time, full-time students. Still, some educators have been leery of the project, given the wide range of community colleges' missions, demographics and funding formulas across the country. Measure for Measure Last week, the VFA announced 40 pilot institutions that will test its custom metrics. Why Collect? Potential Federal Impact Data Collection Overload
Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research History Is Elementary Welcome to the midway of the 136th Carnival of Education! Here's the very latest roundup of entries from around the EduSphere. Unless clearly labeled otherwise, all entries this week were submitted by the writers themselves. Folks interested in hosting an edition of the C.O.E. should make their intentions known by notifying Edwonk via this email address: owlshome [at] earthlink [dot] net. Thanks to everyone who helped spread the word about last week's midway, which was hosted over at The Education Wonks. Next Week's Carnival will be hosted by The Education Wonks. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the midway should open next Wednesday morning.Let the free exchange of thoughts and ideas begin! Remembering September 11th Mamacita asked, “Where were you when the planes hit?” Beginning the New Year Poor Mr. New to teaching? Joanne Jacobs remembers a time when schools weren't buying the students their supplies and their clothing. Mrs. I’m sure you have heard about Method Acting. Yes, Ms.
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
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