The Association for Institutional Research (AIR), EDUCAUSE, and the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) have been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help colleges and universities leverage data and analytics to advance student success.
Students need a variety of information about digital courses, including required devices and how instructors structure their virtual courses and expectations, before they enroll–but much of this information is not available prior to registration, according to results from a student focus group conducted by WCET and The Ohio State University’s Office of Technology and Digital Innovation.
It’s no secret that higher education institutions are at risk for severe cyberattacks and data theft. Last year, the New York Times highlighted the “shaky state of student privacy” in the wake of a devastating cyberattack that left the personally identifiable information (PII) of millions of students compromised.
Is the institution making the best use of its money? Are students and university stakeholders satisfied with their return on investment? Can we survive, or thrive, five to ten years from now? These are just a few of the questions keeping CFOs up at night, and rightfully so, since they are facing increasingly complex questions about their institution’s financial future.
When you think about art school, you might picture some of the traditional studies such as drawing, painting, or graphic design. However, as industries like movies and video games demand more creative individuals to both conceptualize ideas and bring concepts to life, there are more and more opportunities for students who have a creative bent to thrive.