Efficiency and Analytics


Effectiveness and Analytics

From improving student outcomes to allocating resources efficiently, the demand for fast and reliable data to support decisions across the institution is higher than ever before. Here, you’ll find curated resources from EAB’s Data and Analytics Blog to support you as you work to build the culture and infrastructure for data-informed decisions.

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Was the impact of remote instruction as bad as we feared? Here’s what the data shows

November 18, 2020

To investigate the impact of remote instruction on student success, our Academic Performance Solutions team analyzed course completion data across a cohort of 49 partner institutions.

What measuring the student experience means to Institutional Research—and why it’s so hard

August 19, 2020

IR teams are focused on gathering and analyzing data to help their institutions track and understand the student experience. But how can teams use this data to create a meaningful student experience for all students?

Before layoffs and salary reductions, analyze these drivers of instructional cost

July 30, 2020

A university’s faculty is clearly one of its greatest assets—but also one of its largest investments. Learn three ways to reduce instructional costs per attempted student credit hour without changing instructor salaries.

Change management principles to help guide academic leaders during COVID-19

June 10, 2020

Explore three principles that can help department chairs, deans, and provosts lead during uncertainty.

The impact of COVID-19 on institutional research and effectiveness offices

April 22, 2020

We surveyed 90 institutional research and effectiveness leaders to learn about the coronavirus’s impact on their campus.

Here’s how to answer common faculty workload questions

January 23, 2019

Many academic leaders are unsure how to best set faculty workload expectations and ensure that resource allocation meets demand. Our benchmarking data can help answer common faculty workload questions.

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It matters who is teaching your 101 classes—and how

July 24, 2018

High failure rates in critical gateway courses are one of the biggest (and often under-prioritized) obstacles to student progress in higher education. One important factor impacting completion rates? Instructor and course variation. Learn three principles to limit section variation at your college or university.

Effectiveness and analytics resources

Case study

University of Montana’s head of strategic planning and analytics is on a campaign to break cycles of indecision and enable strategic analytics.



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