About this paper
Colleges and universities have always collected lots of data, but it’s usually spread across different schools, departments and campuses in diverse formats and systems, hindering analysis and reporting. Some have already centralized data management, implemented BI reporting, and enabled self-service access to reports for business users. But this is just the beginning. This paper discusses best practices shared by experts from three institutions, all of whom have taken their use of data to the next level. For example, learn how they use data visualization solutions to allow people to explore more data quickly, look at more options, uncover hidden opportunities, identify key relationships and make data-informed decisions faster than ever before. Experts interviewed include Thulasi Kumar, PhD, Assistant Vice Provost for Institutional Research, University of Connecticut; Tuesdi Helbig, PhD, Director of Institutional Research, Western Kentucky University; and Karl Konsdorf, Acting Director of Research, Analytics and Reporting, Sinclair Community College.