Leading Change: Optimizing Student Success Through Analytics | Learning Environments
Analytics in higher education is a major focus at many of today’s institutions. Many campuses are claiming the power of analytics to improve student success. Analytics provides the tools to assess, analyze, and change what institutions do in relation to students, faculty members, and the learning environment. President Michael Crow (2012) of Arizona State University determined that higher education needs to develop an environment of “no more excuses,” and he set goals to accomplish improvements. Crow believes that the solutions were made possible through a comprehensive use of analytics. In short, if you use these analytical tools, you will know where you are, what you’re doing, whether or not what you are doing is working, whether or not you need to be doing new things customized to fit your particular school or demographic, and infinitely more information to help students be successful.