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Higher Education

Takeaways from the Higher Education Data Warehousing Conference

This past month I was fortunate enough to attend the Higher Education Data Warehousing Conference (HEDW) at the University of Arizona. In addition to gaining a new appreciation for one of our country’s many beautiful campuses, I was able to…

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Tips & Tricks to Help You Rediscover the Truth in Data Reporting

Remember that kid in school who got a 4.0 GPA without even trying? It’s great to be naturally smart, but education can be more valuable when you work for it. In many ways, data reporting is the same. Collecting information…

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How Francis Tuttle Technology Center Proved Dashboards are a Must in Public Education

Gayle Maxwell has been with Francis Tuttle Technology for 15 years and has worked in several positions before joining the IT Department in 2006.  She is in charge of submission of all the Career Students data to the state department…

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How Educators Can Get More Done with Dashboards

From student performance and enrollment rates to financial reports and program efficiency, higher education involves data and a lot of it. Upon my return from Educause, I realized even more that educators often feel that gathering and deploying this information…

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First Impressions with Moore Norman Technology Center

Joy Bendrick has been serving the Moore Norman Technology Center as Data Management Coordinator since 2009. Her historical knowledge of MNTC and its strategic planning and accreditation processes have equipped her to maintain records from both the district and product…

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Education Data Sets: What we’ve Learned from Data.gov

According to Lauren Kent, “As of 2013, America’s high school dropout rate had reached a record low: Just 7% of 18- to 24-year-olds that year had dropped out of high school, down from 12% in 2000.” Education is something everyone…

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Strategic Dashboards and Incentive-Based Budgeting

By Ryan Jockers Those who have been involved with higher education at some point in their lives know the buzz words, they know what kind of data leadership is asking for, quoting, and releasing to the media. Credit hours, retention,…

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Educational Institutions and Data Visualization

Leading and growing any organization, especially an educational institution, requires more than just big data alone. If you cannot effectively understand the implications of multiple data sets, you may be missing opportunities to improve outcomes. And when it comes to…

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Higher Education Dashboards Make the Grade for Reporting

“Reports” is a vague word these days. It’s common for administrators at an institution of higher education to inquire about “reporting” tools and their interest comes from a variety of different places. Pressure to produce accurate reports can come from…

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Emerging Dashboard Initiative Trends in Higher Education

Working with colleges and universities throughout the country has allowed me to recognize several common themes as to how institutions typically wish to roll out their dashboards.  Often times, the dashboard initiative is driven by a need to provide the…

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