The Power of Analytics: Influencing Student Growth and Retention
Concurrent Session 7
With the increased focus on persistence, retention, and graduation, institutions are strategizing on student success. Stay ahead of the curve by discovering new ways to make data do the work for you! You will gain the insights needed to ensure that your students remain at the top of their game.
There is a variety of data sources required to be able to build a comprehensive report and appreciate the bigger picture when it comes to analyzing student data. The session will describe the manner in which this data can be compiled, summarized and displayed using Tableau Dashboards with the objective of influencing student-body growth and retention. The presentation will feature dashboards created for FIU Online with the purpose of demonstrating how analytics contributes to student success using data from our student information system (SIS - Peoplesoft) and our learning management system (Blackboard Learn). For example, our Student Performance Analysis dashboard tracks past student performance and allows for a proactive approach in future semesters. The Student Risk Profiler and Student Gradebook monitors student progress during the course of the semester and allows for an adequate and timely response to deal with obstacles students are facing. The Tiered Reports provide a prioritized view of at-risk students to allow for an attempt at recovery. These reports allow for various student success strategies for response and recovery. You too can put your data to work and make sure you are a giving your students their best chance at success!
At the end of this presentation, you will be able to:
- Recognize the importance of tracking and analyzing student data for retention, persistence, and success
- Identify examples of how data can be visualized to provide insights into persistence and retention
- Identify different ways to act on student data, improve school performance and influence student success