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.
Colleen is the founder of the HE consortium Ethical Analytics Group and is strategist for analytics, eLearning, and new pedagogies. Her research is in emergent learning and focuses on systems that bring together discovery, the user experience (UX), and assessment. She teaches critical thinking and applied computing. Current research includes the practice of predictive analytics in student success, and applying to the value of "nudges" in improving learner decisions and success. Dr. Carmean is the 2002 EDUCAUSE NLII Fellow, a 2004 Frye Fellow, a 2006-2008 Arizona Wakonse Teaching Fellow and a 2012 University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) Writing Fellow. She is a past recipient of the WCET Innovatiors' Award and the State of Washington Innovation Award for its Combined Fund Drive.
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.