Ellucian is proud to partner with a number of colleges and universities that are leading the charge on data-informed decision making. This week, we spoke with Patty Patria, Vice President for Information Technology at Becker College, about what it takes to build an analytics-driven institution.
Your donors live in a noisy world. Amidst the cacophony of communications, media, and information coming at them each and every day, it's hard to break through. The key? Make it personal.
Since joining St. Edward’s University, Chief Data Officer Justin M. Sloan has been overseeing implementation of a robust analytics program. Ellucian Principal Consultant Dr. Henry DeVries spoke with Sloan about how shifting institutional culture matters as much as shifting technology.
There are a number of barriers to the effective use of data, which range from technical to operational to strategic. Data lives in silos or is stale, incomplete, or unreliable.
In 2016, Principia College migrated its Banner systems to the Ellucian cloud. We spoke with Holly Webster, Director of Administrative Systems, on Principia’s decision-making process and experience to date.
In my daily work with higher education institutions, I often hear decision makers say, “We need more data.” But given the extraordinary volume of data that now exists on most campuses, I know the more likely scenario is that they need more insights. If so, I turn the conversation to analytics.
Ellucian Live 2017 is right around the corner. Soon, more than 8,000 customers, partners, and colleagues will come together in Orlando for the most dynamic gathering of higher education professionals in the world.
Recently, Ellucian announced the results of a student-focused study that highlights what today’s modern student expects in exchange for sharing anything from high school transcripts to shoe size. Students are savvy users of technology and comfortable sharing their data, but they expect more from schools when they do. Just like the apps on their phone, they expect colleges and universities to utilize their data to improve their life.
With global economic shifts, we desperately need more—and more diverse—well-educated members of society. But as news headlines remind us almost daily, higher education needs to evolve and innovate in order to deliver the right opportunities and help students succeed.