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Elevate 2019, July 14-16

* Schedule is subject to change

Analytics & Business Intelligence Institute

Sunday, July 14 - This is a full day schedule (10am to 4pm * with lunch included) that occurs a day before the official start of Elevate.

10:00am - 4:00pm | Room TBD

Driven by Data: Leveraging Campus-wide Data in Decision Making

Analytics, dashboards, and business intelligence are ranked by campus leaders as the technology area most crucial to achieving their institution’s mission. Yet most campuses struggle to integrate data silos, devise dashboards that provide comprehensive campus-wide views, and establish a culture that embraces the use of data in decision making. Few have succeeded in integrating analytics into every aspect of the campus, rather than relegating it to a separate corner.

This highly interactive day-long pre-conference Analytics & Business Intelligence Institute will accelerate your efforts to make data a cornerstone of your campus. Through a combination of discussion, simulation, and experiential exercises, participants will develop a clear understanding of what decisions analytics can help them make and the best way to transform analytics insights into action. A mock campus scenario will be used to engage participants in exploring the connection between strategic planning and data initiatives, the challenges of change management, making data-informed decisions, and leveraging narrative to illuminate dashboard data.

Institute Agenda:

  • Topic 1: Moving along the analytics maturity spectrum
  • Topic 2: Fortuna College simulation
    • Operationalizing the strategic plan
    • Making the decision to implement an analytics initiative
    • Establishing data governance
    • Employing change management strategies
    • Moving from data to decisions
    • Telling a story with data

Activities and Exercises:

  • Analytics Readiness Assessment
  • Predictive vs. descriptive analytics
  • Leading and lagging indicators
  • To share or not to share
  • What is in a data definition?
  • Where change goes to die
  • The sophomore slump at Fortuna College
  • Creating a data narrative

Following the Institute, all participants will be provided with access to the Campus Labs Analytics Readiness Assessment.


Ideally, a 3 to 5 person cross-campus team with leaders or rising leaders should attend. Example titles include: Provost/VPAA/CAO, VPSA/Dean of Students, VP/Director of Assessment, VP/Director of Student Success, VP Innovation, CIO/Director of Information Technology, VP/Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Academic Dean, Associate Provost, and Associate Vice President.



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