The Plumbing of IT: Implementing an Integration Strategy

Top of Mind: The Plumbing of IT

You have a request from your business area to integrate your student information to a new system. You ask your development team to assess it, and they determine that they can clone a batch interface that already has four versions that are running for four other departments. It will take six weeks and require forty […]

Student Success, Continuing the Transformation Journey

Top of Mind: Student Success, Continuing the Transformation Journey

Co-Columnist: Dave Kieffer, Vice President, Research, Large Enterprise Systems, The Tambellini Group Increased and Changing External Pressures Pressures outside an institution’s control—beyond accreditation, compliance, and regulation—continue to expand. Diversification and the shrinking size of student populations, and student expectations for a personalized educational experience (when, where, and how they want to experience learning) are growing […]

Creating a System of Data Governance for New River Community and Technical College

Top of Mind: Creating a System of Data Governance for New River CTC

Co-Columnists: Dara Fann – Database Administrator Senior, New River Community and Technical College and Steven Lacek – Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Grants and Chief Data Officer, New River Community and Technical College Our Need for Data Governance New River Community and Technical College serves a nine-county region of southern West Virginia with four campus […]

The Coming Convergence of Campus Data Brings Educational Intelligence

Top of Mind Blog: Coming Convergence of Campus Data Brings Educational Intelligence

As higher education institutions increasingly seek the data needed to support student success and demonstrate institutional effectiveness, they are turning to purpose-built software focused on particular areas of concern, such as assessment and curriculum management. Each of these software systems answers a specific set of questions or operationalizes specific processes, and many do these things […]