By Meghan Turjanica, Student Success Expert
Happening now in Atlanta, the annual conference DREAM 2016 is off to an informative start. Being a Student Success Expert at Jenzabar, it is such a privilege to be able to attend a conference focused on student success in higher education, and networking with the attendees and Achieving the Dream.
Not surprisingly, I am hearing analytics everywhere…It is increasingly clear that using data to make informed decisions is a big trend. After years of trying the same old programs or tactics, institutions are discussing why these changes have not yielded positive results. The higher ed community as a whole is realizing not only the importance of software and analytics, but that they need partners to work with them beyond implementation. Some are even having a hard time knowing where to start and what the unique factors are that identify their
students as at-risk.
Gathering data from multiple sources and considering what that means for their specific institution is a must to make informed decisions about their student success strategies. Predictive analytics remains a hot topic for student success.
Now, if only I could be in more than one session at a time…