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How Colleges Use Data

What does a culture of evidence really look like in higher education?

The use of big data and the rapid acceleration of storage and analytics tools have led to a revolution of data use in higher education. Institutions have moved from relying largely on historical trends and descriptive data to the more widespread adoption of predictive and prescriptive analytics. Despite this rapid evolution of data technology and analytics tools, universities and colleges still face a number of obstacles in their data use. In How Colleges Use Data, Jonathan S. Gagliardi presents college and university leaders with an important resource to help cultivate, implement, and sustain a culture of evidence through the ethical and responsible use and adoption of data and analytics.

Gagliardi provides a broad context for data use among colleges, including key concepts and use cases related to data and analytics. He also addresses the different dimensions of data use and highlights the promise and perils of the widespread adoption of data and analytics, in addition to important elements of implementing and scaling a culture of evidence.

Demystifying data and analytics, the book helps faculty and administrators understand important topics, including:

• How to define institutional aspirations using data
• Equity and student success
• Strategic finance and resource optimization
• Academic quality and integrity
• Data governance and utility
• Implicit and explicit bias in data
• Implementation and planning
• How data will be used in the future

How Colleges Use Data helps college and university leaders understand what a culture of evidence in higher education truly looks like.

About the Author

Jonathan S. Gagliardi is the vice president for economic mobility and social impact at Northern Arizona University. He is the coauthor of The Analytics Revolution in Higher Education: Big Data, Organizational Learning, and Student Success.

Endorsements

"From the perspective of someone who works at a higher education membership association, this is the type of content our members are asking for. How Colleges Use Data provides guidelines, templates, and plans for how to implement analytics on campuses."

- Lindsay Wayt, Senior Director of Analytics, National Association for College and University Business Officers

"A comprehensive analysis of how colleges and universities can use analytics and data to enhance overall institutional effectiveness with a salient focus on improving student success and learning. This resource book will help higher education leaders implement, leverage, and advance a sustained culture of evidence through the use of data and analytics."

- Michele Hansen, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Institutional Research and Decision Support, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis

"To increase equitable student success in American higher education, this book artfully illuminates the evidence-based pathways and tools to improve our college and university systems and outcomes."

- Martha J. Kanter, former United States Undersecretary of Education

"A must-read for all who strive to fulfill the promise of higher education! This book outshines others in its vivid description of how colleges can leverage institutional culture to drive data-informed, transformational outcomes for their students and communities. The conceptual framework is clear and the images of success are inspiring."

- José Luis Cruz Rivera, President, Northern Arizona University

"Gagliardi provides a comprehensive playbook for the creation and ethical adoption of a scalable culture of data that focuses on defining evidence-based, equity-driven aspirations, strengthening academic quality, enhancing teaching and learning, resource optimization strategies, and implementation and planning. How Colleges Use Data fills a major gap in the scholarship."

- Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor Emeritus, State University of New York

"Gagliardi demystifies today's buzzwords, including big data, AI, and predictive analytics, and provides wide-ranging examples of how leaders can use data to improve performance. Crucially, Gagliardi asks us to understand that effective data use depends upon a strong culture of evidence across the institution. It is the creation of that culture that will unlock the power of data."

- Ted Mitchell, President, American Council on Education

"Gagliardi surveys all aspects of contemporary higher education data use, but that's just the starting point of this enlightening book for campus leaders. His deep dives with examples, including why and how to empower department chairs, implement data governance, and bring along the campus, make it an essential data roadmap."

- Daniel Lemons, Interim President of Lehman College, City University of New York
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