IData NewsJune 5, 2013 - Just The Data, Please: Today’s Campus article by Brian Parish
Read “Just the Data, Please” a recent Today’s Campus article on the pros and cons of packaged analytics in higher education. Written by IData president, Brian Parish, the article article discusses the rise of vendor specific analytics packages and the challenges this can pose to enterprise data management.
May 10, 2013 - Come See IData and the Data Cookbook at AIR
Hey everyone – IData is headed to AIR (Association of Institutional Research) next week (May 19-22 in Long Beach)! If you’re also going, please be sure to stop by the IData booth and say hello. We also have a presentation at 4pm on Tuesday if you want to catch that. Its entitled: “The Best Way to Build a Data Dictionary is to NOT Build a Data Dictionary”
April. 25, 2013 - Data Cookbook and PAR highlighted in Enrollment Management Report (Wiley)
Two articles highlighting both the Predictive Analytics in Retention (PAR) Framework and the Data Cookbook were published today in Wiley’s journals for “the Successful Registrar” and “Enrollment Management Report”. For a full pdf of both articles in the Enrollment Management Report Click Here (page 4-5).
April. 22, 2013 - KCKCC and UAB Go Live With Integrated Parchment Services via the IDataHub
Kansas City Kansas Community College and University of Alabama at Birmingham Go Live With Integrated Parchment Services via the IDataHub
Institutions Benefit From Fully Automated Fulfillment of eTranscript Requests
SCOTTSDALE, AZ—(Marketwired – Apr 22, 2013) – Parchment Inc., the leader in eTranscript exchange with more than 7,400 member institutions, announced today that two new members have deployed Parchment services fully integrated with their student information system (SIS) platforms. Both Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC) and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have launched a Parchment solution coupled with the IDataHub, fully automating eTranscript exchange at their institutions.
Read Full Article here: Wall Street Journal
April. 16th, 2013 -Welcoming New Members Of The Data Cookbook Community
We would like to extend a warm welcome to the latest members of the growing Data Cookbook Community. These schools joined in the first few months of 2013.
- Illinois Wesleyan University
- Santa Clara University
- Portland State University
- Columbia College
- University of the Incarnate Word
- Vermont State Colleges
- Azusa Pacific University
- Lone Star College System
- Southern Polytechnic State University
The Data Cookbook is a growing community of higher education institutions helping improve their data governance and reporting processes. Together, they are building the first online higher education definition and reporting specification database – come see it here: public.datacookbook.com
March. 14th, 2013 - Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework Releases Common Data Definitions
Boulder, CO – Today the WCET-managed Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework project publicly released full data definitions for the more than 60 institutional, transcript and student-level data collected from its 16 institutional partners for inclusion in the PAR database. This is the first time that the data fields and definitions used in PAR Framework modeling and analysis have been available beyond the project’s institutional partners. PAR data definitions have been published throught he public community of DataCookbook.com using a Creative Commons license – attribution, non-commercial, share-alike, to encourage distribution of the definitions into the higher education research community. For full story, click here