This ECAR research bulletinexplores the various factors that must come together for an institution to have an academic analytics infrastructure that is flexible, agile, appropriately structured, and cost-effective. It examines not only appropriate technologies but, more importantly, the critical roles that stakeholders and governance play in setting the stage for success. There is a tremendous amount at stake for American higher education right now. How can IT facilitate—and motivate—our institutions to adopt the tools that can help mine the gold that resides in our very own vaults?
Citation for this Work: Ravishanker, Ganesan (Ravi). “Doing Academic Analytics Right: Intelligent Answers to Simple Questions” (Research Bulletin 2, 2011). Boulder, CO: EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research, 2011, available from http://www.educause.edu/ecar.