WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- HelioCampus, a technology-enabled services company, will explore putting into practice the Top EDUCAUSE IT Issues, with a focus on analytics, during a conference session at the EDUCAUSE 2018 Annual Conference. EDUCAUSE is a higher education IT association and will host their Annual Conference on October 30st through November 2rd in Denver.
Given the increased awareness and the importance in leveraging data and analytics in higher education, it is not surprising to see four analytics focused issues in this year's top 10 list from EDUCAUSE. According to a recent collaborative study by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), and EDUCAUSE (https://www.naspa.org/images/uploads/main/DATA2018_DOWNLOAD.pdf), while a majority of institutions (73 percent) systematically collect and integrate data from student information systems, less than a third of them actually used the data to effect change. While this demonstrates great progress in collecting data, if it is not being used to improve outcomes, we still have a long way to go in using data effectively.
HelioCampus will moderate a panel of higher education leaders including Pennie Turgeon, Vice President for Information Technology and CIO, Clark University, Yuko Mulugetta, Chief Analytics Officer, Ithaca College and Michael Cipriano, Associate Vice Chancellor and CIO, UMass Lowell. The session, Putting 4 of the Top 10 IT Issues into Practice: Focus on Analytics, will share how they are tackling the following four 2018 EDUCAUSE top IT issues: data management and governance, data-enabled institutional culture, digital integrations, and becoming a more student-centered institution. Each institution will share current initiatives that are underway to ensure a focused and strategic approach.
"You won't want to miss this panel of innovative higher education leaders sharing how they are using analytics to tackle tough and important issues," said HelioCampus CEO, Darren Catalano. "Attendees will leave with an understanding of the steps necessary to undertake similar initiatives at their own institutions."
For more information about HelioCampus sessions at EDUCAUSE, visit https://events.educause.edu/annual-conference/agenda. To see the HelioCampus platform in action, schedule a demo here: https://www.heliocampus.com/heliocampus-demo-request
HelioCampus is a fast-growing data company exclusively working with the higher education community. HelioCampus offers not only an extensible data platform, but also ongoing data science services, and provides client institutions with actionable solutions through comprehensive integration and analysis of key data across the student lifecycle, institutional financials, and more.
By helping colleges and universities use analytics to increase enrollment, improve student success, ensure financial sustainability and accelerate gift giving, we enable them to ask and answer their most pressing questions through data analytics, data storytelling and data science. Originated within the University System of Maryland, HelioCampus offers a unique perspective on using data to facilitate meaningful conversations that fuel higher value analyses and spur action, leading to greater institutional performance and financial sustainability.
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