Catch up on the most compelling higher-ed news stories you may have missed this week

Every Friday, I’ll recap some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.

I can’t fit all of this week’s news stories here, though, so feel free to visit and read up on other news you may have missed.

This week’s news is all about data, from new initiatives and platforms designed to deliver more targeted data to campus administrators, to the ways that data trends just might be harder to predict than you thought. One thing’s for certain, though–data plays a massive role in campus operations, and keeping up-to-date with the latest data developments is essential.

Read on for more:

Whoa: Stunning data on class of 2015 employment
In the echoes of poor employment rates upon graduation that have spurred colleges and universities to reimagine and reinvest how they help their graduates enter into a career, a new report on the class of 2015 may just signal the light at the end of a turbulent storm.
Trend: Online learning going personal
Personalized support and advising achieved through new advances in technology and data analytics are all recommended for helping today’s online students.
4 ways data could be tricking you
Stephen J. Dubner, Freakonomics co-author, explains why using data to predict future trends is trickier than you may think.
Data analytics initiative aims to increase retention
McGraw-Hill Education, a learning science company, and ZogoTech, a provider of predictive data analytics services to higher education institutions, have entered into an agreement providing McGraw-Hill Education exclusive rights to sell the data firm’s proven services.

Laura Ascione