Colleen is the founder of the Ethical Analytics Group and is strategist for analytics, eLearning, and digital collaboration. Her research is in emergent learning and focuses on systems that bring together data, the user experience (UX), and assessment. She teaches critical thinking and applied computing. Current research includes the practice of machine learning in institutional success, and applying to the value of "nudges" in improving learner decisions. Dr. Carmean is a past NLII Fellow, Frye Fellow, Arizona Wakonse Teaching Fellow, University of Washington Writing Fellow and a recipient of the WCET Innovators' Award.
Data analytics provides a path for examining the institutional barriers that lead to students leaving or stopping their higher education journey—and sheds light on what institutional supports are effective in moving student success practices forward.
To deploy an analytics strategy effectively, institutions must avoid missteps at all phases of the project. We asked several IT leaders what stumbling blocks to consider when using analytics.
Our institutions are best served by a community that more closely reflects the demographic diversity of the students we serve. Research demonstrates that diverse communities are more resilient, more creative, and more effective.