Why some Colleges are better at churning out career ready students

career ready students

  Education has traditionally been a unidirectional process. Students learn what the teachers teach, thinking—or hoping—that everything they are learning will enable them to contribute to the workforce, and in the process, have satisfying careers. Educators, partly directed by regulatory bodies, have been teaching students skills that they think would make them productive workers and…

Data-driven Vs student-driven – Striking a balance

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Having a comprehensive knowledge of student strength, areas of development and interests helps educators to devise strategies that are measurable and impactful. For achieving this, several approaches are followed by educators, with the intent behind each approach is the same – launching students on a successful career trajectory.   The student-driven approach is one of…

Top universities don’t just teach better, they learn better from data analysis too.

University analytics

You’ve probably heard it said (or seen it written) a thousand times already, that learning is a lifelong process. It doesn’t apply only to students – leaders, engineers, doctors, scientists, businessmen, and even teachers and educators themselves must view learning as a continuous process (if they want to achieve sustained success, that is). Learning is…

A Provost’s guide on how to use Predictive Analytics in Education

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Holding the position of a provost, a chief academic officer, in a university has never been easy. The exhaustive responsibilities that a provost needs to handle, and handle well, may slightly differ from one institution to another but remain challenging nevertheless. The main responsibility of a provost is to make sound decisions regarding academics and…

Life of a Provost in today’s challenging job market

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The roles and responsibilities that follow the title of ‘provost’ can be rather nebulous and can vary across educational institutions. A provost or chief academic officer of a university providing higher education, although primarily invested with the responsibility of providing direction to a university’s academic affairs and education goals, is often tasked with a number…