2022 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report | Data and Analytics Edition

2022 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report | Data and Analytics Edition

This report profiles the trends and the key technologies and practices shaping the future of data and analytics, and it envisions a number of scenarios and implications for that future. It is based on the perspectives and expertise of a global panel of leaders from across the higher education landscape.


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The Future of Data and Analytics

With the 2022 data and analytics edition, we further expand our series of Horizon Reports to focus on an emerging area of practice that is driving institutional decision-making and strategic planning for the future—the trends, technologies, and practices that are shaping the world of postsecondary data and analytics. Based on a methodology that grounds the findings in the perspectives and expertise of a panel of leaders in higher education data and analytics, in this report we summarize the panel's input on the major trends shaping higher education, including panelists' reflections on the implications of this research for the future of higher education for particular institutional roles.

Read more about the Horizon Report on page 4 >

Social; Technological; Economic; Environmental; Political

This section of the report describes the trends that are going to shape the future of global higher education data and analytics.

Read more about these trends on page 6 >

Key Technologies & Practices

Data Management and Governance; Unifying Data Sources; Modern Data Architecture; Data Literacy Training; DEI for Data and Analytics; Assessing and Improving Institutional Data and Analytics Capabilities.

This section of the report details six key technologies and practices that will have a significant impact on higher education data and analytics. Included in this section are college and university exemplar projects demonstrating the impact of the technologies and practices.

Learn more about the emerging technologies and practices on page 12 >


Growth | Contraint | Collapse | Transformation

This year's report envisions a number of scenarios for the future of data and analytics for which we can start to prepare today.

Read the possible future scenarios on page 26 >

Implications: What Do We Do Now?

Chief Information Officers; Leaders of Institutional Research; Chief Academic Officers; Chief Data Officers; Directors of Enterprise Applications; Enterprise Architects.

This section features six Horizon panelists considering what the report's trends and technologies and practices might mean more concretely for different institutional roles.

Read the essays exploring key issues in global higher ed on page 31 >

Expert Panel

The 2022 Horizon panel comprised 49 higher education experts from around the globe.

See the Expert Panel on page 46 >


Issues, Technologies, and Trends Resources

Higher education leaders and decision makers use the annual Issues, Technologies, and Trends resources—the Top IT Issues, Trend Watch report, and the Horizon Reports—to know what's important and where to focus in their IT planning and management activities. When viewed together these resources provide more complete and nuanced guidance on institutional IT priorities.

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