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…

Deans can guarantee student success with skill analysis

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Considering the extensive overlap in the responsibilities, and areas of involvement, of deans and provosts, one can be excused for confusing the two roles. However, although it’s true that provosts and deans are involved in common initiatives associated with student affairs, such as university retention strategies, financial management, budgeting, and student success planning, the degree…

Here’s what ‘Mindfulness’ for university career development teams looks like

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  The increasing significance of university career development teams is a clear indicator of the evolving role of educational institutions and their increasing obligations towards students. Universities, whose responsibilities, until a few years ago, focused on imparting the prescribed skills to students and granting them credentials upon graduation, are now increasingly being expected to assure…

It’s time university budgets and monies be guided by job market insights

University budgets

  Although most educational institutions, especially the state-funded ones, do not operate with the stated goal of achieving financial profitability, maintaining a healthy treasury remains a crucial priority for them. To ensure financial prudence, provosts and academic officers must adopt effective budgeting strategies and direct their investments towards academic affairs only after a thorough cost-benefit…

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…