Randy L. Swing


Randy L. Swing focuses on postsecondary student success, data-informed decision making, and workforce readiness. He is an independent consultant, with prior career appointments including Executive Director of the Association for Institutional Research, a professional association serving over 1,500 postsecondary institutions (2007-2016); Co-Director and Senior Scholar at the Policy Center on the First Year of College (1999-2007), and leadership of academic advising, first-year seminars, and outcomes assessment at Appalachian State University (1980-1999). Dr. Swing is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and author of books and articles on assessment, institutional research, and student success, especially the first-year experience and a new vision for institutional research (Change Magazine, March 2016). He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia and is a fellow of the Institute of Higher Education at UGA and a fellow of the National Resource Center on the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

Author's Books

The Analytics Revolution in Higher Education

Big Data, Organizational Learning, and Student Success


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