BOOKS FOR TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND POLICYMAKERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

The Analytics Revolution in Higher Education

Big Data, Organizational Learning, and Student Success

Paperback
June 2018
9781620365779
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    Stylus Publishing
  • Published
    22nd June
  • ISBN 9781620365779
  • Language English
  • Pages 252 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images 29 figures
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Hardback
June 2018
9781620365762
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    22nd June
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  • Language English
  • Pages 252 pp.
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  • Images 29 figures
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July 2018
9781620365786
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    5th July
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  • Language English
  • Pages 252 pp.
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  • Images 29 figures
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July 2018
9781620365793
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In this era of “Big Data,” institutions of higher education are challenged to make the most of the information they have to improve student learning outcomes, close equity gaps, keep costs down, and address the economic needs of the communities they serve at the local, regional, and national levels. This book helps readers understand and respond to this “analytics revolution,” examining the evolving dynamics of the institutional research (IR) function, and the many audiences that institutional researchers need to serve.

Internally, there is a growing need among senior leaders, administrators, faculty, advisors, and staff for decision analytics that help craft better resource strategies and bring greater efficiencies and return-on-investment for students and families. Externally, state legislators, the federal government, and philanthropies demand more forecasting and more evidence than ever before. These demands require new and creative responses, as they are added to previous demands, rather than replacing them, nor do they come with additional resources to produce the analysis to make data into actionable improvements. Thus the IR function must become that of teacher, ensuring that data and analyses are accurate, timely, accessible, and compelling, whether produced by an IR office or some other source. Despite formidable challenges, IR functions have begun to leverage big data and unlock the power of predictive tools and techniques, contributing to improved student outcomes.

"Comprised of thirteen erudite, impressively informative, and exceptionally thoughtful, thought-provoking articles by experts in the field of big data management and education, The Analytics Revolution in Higher Education is an extraordinary and highly recommended addition to both college and university library Education & Data Processing collections and supplemental studies reading lists."

Midwest Book Review

From the Foreword:

The Analytics Revolution in Higher Education presents a clear and consistent message that a paradigm shift is taking place around data and analytics in higher education. The case can easily be made for a paradigm shift in data and analytics based on the influx of new technologies and new services provided in data-related higher education decision making. Decision support in the new paradigm includes leadership in questioning and predicting decisions that are arising or should be advancing on agendas. More importantly, the evidence shows that a re-imagined institutional research function will be essential to meeting the challenges facing higher education in a rapidly changing landscape.”

Randy L. Swing - independent consultant

From the Foreword:

The Analytics Revolution in Higher Education presents a clear and consistent message that a paradigm shift is taking place around data and analytics in higher education. The case can easily be made for a paradigm shift in data and analytics based on the influx of new technologies and new services provided in data-related higher education decision making. Decision support in the new paradigm includes leadership in questioning and predicting decisions that are arising or should be advancing on agendas. More importantly, the evidence shows that a re-imagined institutional research function will be essential to meeting the challenges facing higher education in a rapidly changing landscape.”

Randy L. Swing - independent consultant

"Comprised of thirteen erudite, impressively informative, and exceptionally thoughtful, thought-provoking articles by experts in the field of big data management and education, The Analytics Revolution in Higher Education is an extraordinary and highly recommended addition to both college and university library Education & Data Processing collections and supplemental studies reading lists."

Midwest Book Review - independent consultant

Foreword by Randy L. Swing
Preface by Jonathan S. Gagliardi, Amelia Parnell, and Julia Carpenter-Hubin
Acknowledgements

1) The Analytics Revolution in Higher Education—Jonathan S. Gagliardi
2) Higher Education Decision Support: Building Capacity, Adding Value—Daniel R. Cohen-Vogel
3) Cultural and Organizational Structures and Functions of Institutional Research—Julia Carpenter-Hubin and Jason Sullivan
4) Data Analytics for Student Success: Elaborate Profusion of Institutional Research into Student Affairs—Amelia Parnell
5) The IT-IR Nexus: Three Essentials for Driving Institutional Change Through Data and Analytics—Timothy M. Chester
6) Pursuit of Analytics and the Challenge of Organizational Change Management for Institutional Research—Angela Y. Baldasare
7) Enrollment to Career: Dynamics of Education and the Workforce—Stephanie Bond-Huie
8) State System Research: Increasing Products, Data, Roles, and Stakeholders—Angela Bell
9) Moving from Data to Action: Changing Institutional Culture and Behavior—Desdemona Cardoza and Jeff Gold
10) New and Emerging Frameworks for Decision Analytics: A Data Governance Perspective—Ronald L. Huesman and Steve A. Gillard
11) Examining How the Analtics Revolution Matters to Higher Education Policy Makers: Data Analytics, Systemness, and Enabling Student Success—Jason E. Lane
12) Evolving from Reflective to Predictive: Montgomery Community College and Analytics—Celeste M. Schwartz, Kent Phillipe, David Kowalski, and Angela Polec
13) Unpacking the Messiness of Harnessing the Analytics Revolution—Jonathan S. Gagliardi

Editors and Contributors
Index

Jonathan S. Gagliardi

Jonathan S. Gagliardi is the Assistant Vice President for Analytics, Policy, and Strategy, Lehman College, The City University of New York. He previously served as the Associate Director for the American Council on Education Center for Policy Research and Strategy, and as a Visiting Fellow for the Rockefeller Institute of Government. Prior to that, Jonathan was a Chancellor’s Fellow of the State University of New York System and the Deputy Director of the National Association of System Heads. In these roles Dr. Gagliardi helped create and implement national completion initiatives aimed at scaling out evidence-based practices that promote student success. Jonathan was a co-principal investigator for the multi-year research project, Meeting Demands for Improvements in Public System Institutional Research, which focused on examining and transforming the IR function.

Dr. Gagliardi previously served the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education on matters related to research, economic, and community development, efficiency and innovation, and data governance and stewardship. He is recognized for his expertise in innovation and entrepreneurship, serving as an Advisory Board member for the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity, and for the Center for Leadership and Service at the University at Albany. Dr. Gagliardi holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Policy and Leadership, M.S. (Higher Education Policy and Leadership) and B.A. (history and sociology) from the University at Albany. Jonathan’s research has focused on innovation, organizational transformation, the intersection of higher education and the workforce, and student success.

Amelia Parnell

Amelia Parnell is Vice President for Research and Policy at NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, where she directs the Research and Policy Institute (RPI), which links research, policy, and effective student affairs practice in support of student success. Amelia is leading NASPA’s examination of several critical higher education issues, including colleges’ use of emergency aid programs to address student needs. Prior to her arrival at NASPA, Amelia was director of research initiatives at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), where she conducted two national studies related to future directions of the institutional research function. Her current research portfolio also includes studies on leadership attributes of college presidents and vice presidents, documenting and assessing co-curricular learning, and assessment and evaluation in student affairs.

Amelia is an advisory board member for the DC Public Schools’ Urban Education Leaders Internship Program Alumni Board and an advisory committee member for Lumina Foundation’s Beyond Financial Aid toolkit. Amelia holds a Ph.D. in higher education from Florida State University and masters and bachelor’s degrees in business administration from Florida A&M University.

Julia Carpenter-Hubin

Julia Carpenter-Hubin serves as Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research & Planning at The Ohio State University, where she and her team of data analysts focus on turning data into strategic information to support faculty and student success. A Past President of the Association for Institutional Research, Julie has also served as chair of the Association of American Universities Data Exchange and as a panelist for both the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative on the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and on Sample Surveys. Additionally, Julie is a peer reviewer and a member of the Team Chair Corps for the Higher Learning Commission. Her service in these positions has given her a view of how data are currently used beyond her own institution, and informed her understanding of the need for more effective use of data in decision-making nationally. A member of the Advising Board for Academic Analytics, LLC, Julie engages regularly with a forward-thinking private company to discuss new directions and uses for faculty scholarly productivity data.

Julie’s research interests include performance measurement in higher education and using performance measurement to develop improvement strategies. Among her previous publications relevant to this topic are “Data Exchange Consortia: Characteristics, Current Examples, and Developing a New Exchange,” with Rebecca Carr and Rosemary Hayes (Handbook for Institutional Research, Howard, McLaughlin, and Knight. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2012. 420- 433), and “Making Measurement Meaningful,” with Eunice Hornsby (Association for Institutional Research Professional File, No. 97, Fall 2005).