In 2007 MICA began implementing academic analytics across our administrative systems enterprise. EDUCAUSE describes academic analytics this way:
"In responding to internal and external pressures for accountability in higher education, especially in the areas of improved learning outcomes and student success, IT leaders may soon become critical partners with academic and student affairs. IT can contribute to this call for accountability through academic analytics, which is emerging as a new tool for a new era."
We partnered with iStrategy Solutions to implement and develop an analytic suite that extracts and transforms data from our core administrative systems into an interactive reporting environment.
We are running iStrategy Higher Education Analytics version 3.0, MS SQL Server 2005, and the ProClarity Analytics suite. Authorized users can access our analytics environment here and watch a tutorial here.
- Academic Analytics: A New Tool for a New Era. EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 42, no. 4 (July/August 2007): 40–57.
- Action Analytics: Measuring and Improving Performance That Matters in Higher Education. EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 43, no. 1 (January/February 2008): 42–67.
- Read about the University of Minnesota's recently released 'Accountability Dashboard' in this article from the Chronicle of Higher Education.