Monday Midday Learning Opps

The Challenges and Successes of Establishing an Analytics Program

  • Monday, July 15
  • 02:15 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Austin Conv Center
  • Level 4, 16
  • MS


Mark Freeman

Vice President, Planning and Institutional Research

Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kenneth Furton

Provost and Chief Operating Officer

Florida International University

Miami, Florida

Cynthia Hale

Associate Vice President for Personnel and Budget

University of Maryland

College Park, Maryland

Pablo Ortiz

Vice President and Vice Provost, Regional Academic Locations & Institutional Development

Florida International University

Miami, Florida

Matt Unterman

Principal, Higher Education Advisory Services Practice

Grant Thornton LLP

New York, New York


Although we have all heard about data analytics, many of us in higher education have not yet (or at least not fully) leveraged such programs to propel mission achievement. During this presentation, leaders from three campuses will share how they created integrated, organization-wide data analytics programs and discuss the obstacles they had to overcome along the way—including technical, process, governance, and data-related challenges. The lessons from these case studies will address best practices and help you create data-informed performance improvement at your own institution.

Learning Objectives

  • Leverage data analytics to drive mission-related results
  • Explore best practices for implementing an integrated data analytics performance management program
  • Successfully navigate challenges associated with integrating analytics practices on campus