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EDUCAUSE Review Search Advertisement Solutions, or Data-Driven Decision-Making? Authors: by Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Columns: The volume and variety of data available to colleges and universities can lead to improved decision-making, but data should complement—not replace—thoughtful analysis and consideration. Credit: LightSpectrum / Shutterstock.com © 2019 Business analytics is quickly infusing its way into the decision-making processes of higher education. We all regularly hear the siren call "show me the data.
EDUCAUSE Review Search Advertisement DEI and Data Trustworthiness Authors: by Published: Monday, April 29, 2019 Columns: DEI is an important contributor to one of the themes of the 2019 Top 10 IT Issues: Trusted Data. Credit: Arthimedes / Shutterstock Each year EDUCAUSE members select Top 10 IT Issues for the coming year. These are the issues members anticipate will be the most important IT-related issues facing their institutions and higher education. From that list, EDUCAUSE identifies a primary focus and set of themes that encapsulate the state of our field.
EDUCAUSE Review Search Advertisement Using Transfer Articulation to Expand Learner Opportunities Authors: by Published: Thursday, April 25, 2019 Columns: Providing clear information about how credits—including from sources such as badges and other nontraditional credentials—will transfer to an institution can be enormously valuable for prospective students. Credit: esoxx / Shutterstock.com One of the most frequent questions that prospective students ask of registrar and admissions offices is how particular course credits will transfer to our institutions.
EDUCAUSE Review Search Advertisement When Bringing Your Own Device Isn’t Enough: Identifying What Digital Literacy Initiatives Really Need Authors: by and Renee Hewitt Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Columns: Device ownership alone doesn't make people digitally literate; rather, digital literacy is about how and why they use devices to achieve particular goals and outcomes. Credit: JohnTV / Shutterstock © 2018 According to the 95% of undergraduate students own a smartphone and 91% own a laptop. This near-ubiquitous ownership of these devices might suggest that digital literacy is mainstream, but just because students own digital devices does not mean that they've developed digital literacy.
EDUCAUSE Review Search Advertisement Trump Administration Issues Anticipated Proposed Overtime Rule Authors: by Kathryn Branson Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Columns: The US Department of Labor released a long-anticipated notice of proposed rulemaking containing changes to overtime pay regulations; the proposal comes nearly two years after a federal court permanently enjoined an Obama-era regulation on the same topic. The Wage and Hour Division of the US Department of Labor (DOL) (NPRM) on March 22, 2019, that includes changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) federal overtime pay regulations.
The State University of New York at Oswego launched an IT strategic plan initiative to complement its campus strategic plan. The collaborative process was designed to create a technical ecosystem that supported widespread campus adoption of technology.
Information technology worker retention is imperative in higher education, and providing staff an opportunity to grow skills can improve staff satisfaction, leading to increases in productivity and retention.
In 2019, the EDUCAUSE Enterprise IT Program is examining the relationship between enterprise IT and the digital transformation of higher education. The second theme for the year is getting institutional stakeholders on board with a technology strategy that supports digital transformation.
EDUCAUSE Review Search Advertisement The Right Projects Done on Time: Seven Steps to Successful IT Governance Authors: by Jeffrey Toaddy Published: Thursday, April 18, 2019 Columns: Effective processes to evaluate and track projects are essential for building a trusted partnership between IT and client departments. Credit: Dmitriy Domino / Shutterstock.com © 2019 Proper intake and governance of IT projects is critical. If colleges and universities don't have a well-designed process for evaluating requests and scheduling those that have the most merit, confidence in the institution's ability to deliver effective IT services falls apart.