The Data Science behind Text Analytics: Building a Bridge for Untapped Data
What can you do with the power of text? JD White, PhD, Vice President of Product Management, and Tyler Rinker, PhD, Lead Data Scientist, discuss the buzz around text analytics, its increasing use on campus, and the power it can give you when assessing your qualitative data.
Unlock the Power of Your Data through Text Analytics: Part 1
Many campuses have large amounts of qualitative data. Yet, that data is rarely used to inform and shape student success efforts. In this webinar, we define and explore the value of different types of text analyses, including sentiment, topic modeling, frequency counts, word clouds, and readability. By applying these methods to data you’re already collecting, including course evaluations, early alerts, and more, you...
Takeaways from the Achieving the Dream Data & Analytics Summit
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Nicole Melander shares takeaways from the 2018 Achieving the Dream Data & Analytics Summit, where more than 250 representatives from two- and four-year institutions, as well as industry organizations and associations, attended to learn how to foster institutional change and improve student success.
Exploring How Institutions Can Benefit from Text Analytics
Data scientist Tyler Rinker answers questions about text analytics, highlighting how institutional researchers and other data-minded professionals can gain deeper insights into campus data and improve student success initiatives. He shares advice for how to get started in text analytics, beginner resources and “low hanging fruit” opportunities on campus.
Seeing HLC Accreditation as a Brilliant Opportunity (No, Really)
When approached reluctantly, accreditation is simply a process of documenting the ways a campus meets the basic requirements of what it means to be a higher education institution. But beyond a pro forma exercise, accreditation can be a meaningful practice that highlights the value and sustainability of a campus. Done brilliantly, accreditation can surface data that illuminates insight-rich success stories...
Fresh Insights on First-Gens
Every year, first-generation students take a leap into the world of higher education, and they represent anywhere from 22 to 77% of a campus population. In this webinar, we present new national data around first-gen student attitudes and engagement patterns.
Insights from Engagement: Transforming Your Approach to Student Affairs Assessment
What if making informed decisions was easier? And what if your decisions were powered by real-time data? Campus Labs® Insight helps you achieve your goals and much more by using individual and aggregate data from co-curricular engagement and learning assessments. Compiled in accessible dashboards, staff from all levels of your division can be data empowered. Don’t wait for reports—benefit from...
WASC-SCUC Accreditation: Core Commitments for Success
Given the growing demands for higher ed to demonstrate its value, institutions are under increasing pressure to meet the challenges of accreditation. But in fact, the accreditation process can help you do more than simply check a box. Whether improving institutional progress or student success, you can use accreditation to communicate core objectives, showcase campus success stories, and reinforce your...
From Evaluations to Insights: Transforming Your Approach to Teaching and Learning
Curricula and pedagogy should be informed by data as much as any other campus initiative. But even when relevant data is accessible, it can be difficult to make sense of all the information. Whether you’re looking at course evaluation results, learning data, or course success details, you want to glean insights that can improve instruction and elevate learning. In this...
Insights From Outcomes: Transforming Your Learning Assessment Process
Each time you assess learning outcomes, you have the opportunity to transform a perfunctory process into a powerful practice. By using a data-informed approach, you can measure learning in a manageable and meaningful way. And by uncovering actionable insights, you can also help drive institutional progress. In this webinar, we focus on using Campus Labs® Insight to leverage individual and...
Visualize Impact and Empower Change
From strategic planning and outcomes assessment to student engagement and retention, institutions are learning it’s possible to bring their data together and ask questions about their most pressing challenges – and actually find the answers. This 20-minute webinar explores how your institutional leaders can use an enterprise-wide approach to transform practices and evolve the student experience.
Reframing Your View of Student Success: A Holistic Approach Using Integrated Data and Custom Insights
Data analytics makes it possible to frame conversations around student success and retention in a new way. By connecting more data and adopting a holistic view, campuses can get a clear picture of what success should look like for every student at their institution.
Creating a Healthy Analytics Culture on Campus
In higher education, new ideas have the potential to take off quickly. With a plethora of publications, Listservs, and professional networks, good concepts can spread from institution to institution in a matter of hours. Ideas like microlearning, competency-based assessment, student-centered learning, and immersive experiences began, at some point in time, on one campus or in the mind of one individual....
Using Data to Inform Enrollment Management Part 2
Enrollment managers play a critical role on every campus. While the outside world may focus much of its energy on faculty effectiveness, graduation rates, and career placement, a campus can’t survive without the ability to enroll or retain students. Especially in today’s era of lowered budget allocations and tuition discounting, the pressure is on to continually meet numbers. If a...
Five Key Concepts for Leveraging the Expanded Data Layer
By tapping into the campus-wide data layer, colleges and universities can uncover new information to strengthen institutional effectiveness. Here are five key concepts to guide a new approach centered on data-informed decision making:
Changing Your Relationship with Data: New Opportunities for Institutional Effectiveness
This white paper explores the value of the expanded data layer on campus. By leveraging their data ecosystem, colleges and universities can uncover new information to strengthen their institutional effectiveness.
The Untapped Data Ecosystem: Using Analytics and Insight to Improve Student Success
Student success is a campus-wide, multifaceted effort. Programs and interventions are put in place across campuses each year to support students on their path toward graduation. But how do you know if your efforts are working?
Introducing Campus Intelligence
The team at Campus Labs is excited to unveil an online learning space we’ve been envisioning for quite for some time – Campus Intelligence. Having partnered with over 1,000 campuses since our founding in 2001, we’ve had the opportunity to work with leading professionals in the field. We’ve also benefited from a front-row seat to view new patterns and trends...
Challenging Traditional Assumptions About Assessment Management
For our most recent Data in Higher Education podcast, I had the chance to sit down with my colleague, JD White, and discuss the decade-long shift in how institutions gather and use vital information for assessment management. Constituents across higher education are hungry to make use of the growing amount of data to make more informed decisions in the advancement...
Beyond Assessment Management: Shifting your focus to progress, not process
As pressure for institutions to make data-informed decisions increases, it’s no longer enough just to manage the assessment process—the stakes are too high. It’s time for assessment leaders to approach assessment through a new lens, one focused on progress and not process. Listen as Casey Iannone and JD White, PhD, urge assessment leaders to go beyond managing systems and processes...
The Future Is Now with Data Science
In our premiere podcast, JD White, Ph.D., V.P., Product Development and a self-proclaimed data geek, talks with Data Scientist Steve Simpson, Ph.D., about higher ed’s “data moment.” A former economics professor and a new addition to the Campus Labs team, Steve explains the role of data science in his academic research as well as its power to help transform administrative...