Academic Analytics

Technology Trigger
UMN Assessment
Time Frame
5 to 10 Years
Last Updated on Sep 12, 2014

Academic analytics is the term for business intelligence used in an academic setting. There is an increasing distinction made between academic analytics and traditional BI because of the unique type of information that university administrators require for decision making.

Academic Analytics at the University of Minnesota
The College of Liberal Arts is using APLUS, a near-real­time web-­based application, to monitor the progress of their constituent student populations, and be notified whenever potentially problematic circumstances  arise, such as when a student drops below 13 credits/semester or fails to enroll for the following semester after a her or his registration queue time has passed.

 The Intelligent System for Education, Assessment, and Learning (iSEAL) is a curriculum management and learning analytics application tailored to unique requirements of the University of Minnesota Rochester’s (UMR) Center for Learning Innovation’s (CLI) highly integrated curriculum.

Information Management Systems (IMS) provides a reporting environment for the University of Minnesota's enterprise systems. IMS provides this reporting environment through two methods: UM Reports and the Data Warehouse.

The Office of Institutional Research uses analytics for a multitude of purposes, e.g., College Portrait and D3 (Data-Driven Documents).

The Office of Planning and Analysis serves as a central point for authoritative institutional data and definitions; provides strategic planning and decision support for University leadership; performs environmental scanning, forecasting, predictive modeling, and sophisticated analysis; and ensures the integrity of institutional data.

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