Susan Grajek

Susan Grajek, EDUCAUSE, Vice President, Communities and Research

How Analytics Can Improve Student Assessment And Success

  • Predictive analytics can directly affect student success but require a clear, upfront strategy and the right institutional infrastructure.
  • Analytics can help identify student patterns that may lead them into difficulties and prompt intervention.

“Student success is where I see a lot of interest and activity in applied analytics. We’ve mainly focused on using analytics and technology to rethink, reframe, and re-architect the student advising process.”

In her role as the executive responsible for all research, benchmarking, and analytics at EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association and community of IT leaders committed to advancing higher education, Susan Grajek tracks the impact of technology on higher education. Lately, she has seen encouraging results in the use of analytics to further student assessment and advising.

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