Data Analytics: A Gateway to Higher Education’s Future

A report by Jeff Selingo

For decades, enrollment in higher education has grown organically; however, now that trend is shifting. To keep pace with the ever-changing demands of industry, colleges and institutions need to create programs aligned to the job market and embed in-demand skills throughout the curriculum

Read the latest report, Data Analytics: A Gateway to Higher Education’s Future, by noted journalist and higher education author Jeff Selingo, to understand how students and graduates with data analysis and visualization skills will have a far-reaching impact across industries.

To help colleges and universities maintain their relevance with learners and industry, there are four pillars that, when put in place, can help them thrive in the face of an increasingly skeptical marketplace:

  • Develop industry partnerships for curricular insights and jobs for graduates
    These partnerships help to launch new programs of study, and close the skills gap and prepare more students for career opportunities.
  • Stack credentials to meet learners and jobs
    This type of bite-sized learning allows learners to show their progress to potential employers in real time.
  • Harness experiential learning to engage students
    By expanding the learning environment, learners can apply theory to real-world experiences; preparing them for internships and jobs.
  • Blend disciplines to develop T-shaped graduates
    In today’s job market, there is a need for a having a combination of a deep understanding of a subject area, together with confidently working across a variety of subject areas.

Download this report to better understand what it takes to build data literacy across the curriculum to drive enrollment and academic transformation.

This report is part of a three-part series, with the first called Building Data Talent for the Decade Ahead. The first report talks about the growing need to equip students with “data acumen” to prepare them for successful future careers. You will receive the link to the first report after you download the latest one.


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