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To use data for decision-making, campus leaders must overcome obstacles to data literacy. See tested strategies from our partner schools to build and improve data literacy.

College and university leaders have a growing imperative to consistently use data to inform decisions about faculty resource allocation, course offerings, costs, new programs, and others. But with the introduction of data often comes resistance, stemming from the fear that data will tell a different, possibly unfavorable, story about academic unit-level performance. Here's how to identify and respond to your toughest data critics.