Karen Stout, Achieving the Dream Inc., President and CEO

The Five Building Blocks Of The Analytics Ecosystem

  • Analytics are only as good as the filter through which you view them, so it’s critical to fully understand the problem you’re trying to solve.
  • Tools and technology are essential to aggregating useful data, but without a culture that believes in the value of analytics, those data will never become actionable information.

“You must have a strong mission that explicitly states that the organization values the use of data in decision making.”

Technologies such as cloud computing, advanced business intelligence systems, and visual analytics have redefined what community colleges can do with data, how fast they can do it, and how readily they can share and apply it. We have only begun to explore the possibilities, says Dr. Karen A. Stout, president and CEO of Achieving the Dream.

This is an excerpt from The Future of Higher Education. The eBook was generously sponsored by Ellucian.