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The move to big data requires a change in campus culture

Today, we need to see further into the future more than ever before. Life for universities, whether large or small, public or private, has become increasingly complicated. Keener competition, rigorous performance-based funding models and seemingly whimsical legislative and federal mandates have contributed to the angst. That’s why it’s absolutely critical for Big Data and analytics to be part of—if not central to—the effective management of the modern university.

Big Data works in much the same way as the old-school model of collecting feedback from small faculty-to-student ratios. Smaller classes would allow professors the ability to make quick judgment calls about their students. The intimate settings revealed who was in trouble, who was missing class, etc. We would then respond based on those observations. Big Data has the same impact. It allows us to make quick judgment calls and act on those observations.

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