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ERIC Number: EJ783251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1527-6619
Action Analytics: Measuring and Improving Performance that Matters in Higher Education
Norris, Donald; Baer, Linda; Leonard, Joan; Pugliese, Louis; Lefrere, Paul
EDUCAUSE Review, v43 n1 p42-44, 46-48, 50-52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64, 66-67 Jan-Feb 2008
The action analytics of the future will better assess students' competencies. Using individualized planning, advising, and best practices from cradle to career, these action analytics solutions will align interventions to facilitate retention and transitions and will fully maximize learners' success. Six primary actions are needed to evolve from the current generation of academic analytics (tools, solutions, and services) to action analytics: (1) Focus on processes, solutions, and behaviors, not just on the acquisition of tools; (2) Incorporate workforce factors in Pre-K-20 curricula and educational offerings; (3) Utilize the new generation of open-architecture analytics to enhance access, affordability, and success for learners and to extend the ERP stack; (4) Incorporate cross-institutional and inter-sectoral comparisons into solutions; (5) Develop new practices/solutions that ensure the alignment of institutional goals, strategies, initiatives, interventions, outcomes, and measures in a variety of ways, including alignment from institutional to college to department to program levels; and (6) Develop organizational capacity and change culture to encourage evidence-based behavior and action-focused innovation to improve performance. (Contains 2 figures and 30 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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