Higher Ed’s Data Experts Face a Crossroads
Audrey Williams June, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Higher education’s relationship with data has changed. On many campuses, data are often housed across departments, and their lessons left untapped. If colleges are to accomplish their goals and prove their worth to an increasingly skeptical public, it makes sense for data-informed decision making to be a linchpin in those efforts — and for institutional researchers who collect and interpret those data to play a central role.