AIR Releases Report on Using Data and Analytics for Student Success

April 20, 2018

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Title: Institutions’ Use of Data and Analytics for Student Success

Source: AIR

Date: April 11, 2018

In partnership with NASPA and EDUCAUSE, AIR released a report examining the role of data and analytics in higher education, specifically capturing their use in increasing student success. The report captures the results of their developed survey, providing feedback on the ways in which data is utilized by institutional research, information technology, and student affairs divisions. Key findings include:

  1. Leading institutional data projects focus on student academic progress.
  2. First-generation students are among the leading groups focused on in data studies.
  3. Many institutions are not collecting usable data.
  4. Institutions are in need of additional staffing in roles related to data management and analytics reporting.

The report concludes with recommendations as a launch point for the reexamination of data use across institutional divisions. To read the full report, please click here.

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