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Gilfus Analytics Launched

Leveraging our history in the development of Learning Management Systems, Gilfus Analytics is an elite team of independent industry experts from the Gilfus Education Group focused on developing strategies for the development of Academic Analytics and eLearning Intelligence in education. The Gilfus Analytics team can develop a strategy around learning analytics for your organization.
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Going for the Goal: 2008 Annual Report

Lumina Foundation for Education

This annual report highlights the progress of the Lumina Foundation for Education in pursuit of their goal to raise the number of Americans with high-quality postsecondary degrees or credentials to 60 percent by 2025.

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The Financial Environment for Higher Education

Dennis Jones, NCHEMS - SCUP Board of Directors, April 16, 2010

This presentation provides fresh information on Dennis Jones’ earlier work on the financial crisis facing higher education and the elusive nature of financial sustainability.

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Through Cycle Mindset for Dealing with the Recession

Paul Jansen, McKinsey & Company - Forum on the Future of Higher Education, June 16, 2009

This presentation explores the likely impacts of the Great Recession on higher education.  It traces reactions to past recessions. It suggests the possibilities for institutional strategies to weather the storm.  These three strategies are 1) bridging, 2) “don’t waste a good crisis” and 3) through cycle.  The through cycle approach involves: 1)  We will not waste the crisis in terms of resetting our internal cost and will use our aggressive approach to shift resources to strategic priorities and 2) We will exploit weaknesses in competitors to acquire new customers, talent and competitors.

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Making Analytics Understandable and Strategic

Donald M. Norris - March 18, 2009

This webinar describes how to make analytics understandable and strategic on your campus, exploring the following issues:

•  What Is Causing the Interest in Analytics? What Are the Institution’s Analytics  Challenges?
•  What Is the Map of Data Sources and Analytic Applications – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow?
•  What Is the Level of Campus Readiness for Action Analytics?
•  What Are the Reporting, Query, and Analytics Needs?  Using the Davenport/Harris Typology.
•  How Do You Make Action Analytics a Strategic Change Initiative?
•  How Will You Know When Analytics is Understandable and Strategic?

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Higher Expectations and Fewer Resources: What's a SHEEO to Do?

Dennis Jones, NCHEMS - SHEEO Annual Meeting, July 17, 2009

This presentation confronts two harsh, countervailing forces: 1) higher expectations for increased enrollment and baccalaureate production and 2) diminished financial resources and increasing minority demographics that in combination make raising enrollments problematic.  Dennis Jones suggests a combination of short-term and longer-term measures necessary to address this untenable situation.

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Transparency by Design: Principles of Good Practice for Higher Education Institution Serving Adults at a Distance

Michael Offerman, Capella University - Presidents' Forum

This article describes the Transparency by Design Initiative, designed to create transparency on programs serving adult learners at a distance.

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Making Knowledge Services Work in Higher Education

Donald Norris, Paul Lefrere and Jon Mason - EDUCAUSE Review, September/October 2006

This article from EDUCAUSE Review explores the impact of Web Services to enable a new generation of Knowledge Services in Higher Education.

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Academic Analytics: The Uses of Management Information and Technology in Higher Education

Philip J. Goldstein - EDUCAUSE center for Applied Research, December 2005

This is a summary of the assessment of the state of academic analytics in 2005 by the EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research. It portrays the level of acceptance and deployment in a sample of institutions.

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Value Added: New Leadership Goals in the Era of Accountability

Anna Caraveli and Donald Norris - June 2006

This article explores the need to refocus, during times of accountability and constrained resources, from an emphasis on quality to a focus on value.  Value is based on outcomes, the experiences through which they are achieved, and price. Examples are provided of institutions taking a value orientation in different ways.