What good is a new approach or technology deployment if the results are not carefully measured and analyzed, with the program adjusted based on the results? Institutions are becoming more adept at capturing a bevy of programmatic data. This same principle has been applied to tracking student performance, engagement, and behavior, and leveraging that data to inform decision-making across departments and campuses. This information is also fueling more personalized learning experiences through adaptive learning tools that analyze areas for improvement and deliver tailored content to each student accordingly. As this data-driven theme proliferates in higher education, leaders must consider how to scale the data in a way that presents a more holistic picture of student success and makes it useful across all disciplines. Embracing a culture of sharing that breaks down silos, while maintaining ethical and privacy standards, will be paramount.

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