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Data’s Role in Student and Institutional Success
The availability and use of data have reshaped virtually every sector of our economy and society. This trend came comparatively late to higher education, but it is here, and here to stay, with significant implications for students, employees, institutions and policy makers. From arming instructors and advisers with student-level data to help them target interventions to those most in need of help to equipping administrators with information about when campus networks are most used to understand student behavior better, colleges and universities are getting serious about using data to be more effective.

The webcast will explore the articles in the recently-released compilation, "Data's Role in Student and Institutional Success," which examines several vital topics, including:
• Recent ways that colleges and universities are marshaling the vast data at their disposal to bolster student and institutional success
• Potential risks and pitfalls that can arise when those data are misused
• Strategies for protecting student privacy and other efforts to ensure ethical and equitable use of technology tools that gather data

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Doug Lederman
Co-founder and Editor @Inside Higher Ed
Doug Lederman helps lead the news organization's editorial operations, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features with Scott Jaschik. Doug speaks widely about higher education, including on C-Span and National Public Radio and at meetings and on campuses around the country, and his work has appeared in The New York Times and USA Today, among other publications. Doug was managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education from 1999 to 2003. Before that, Doug had worked at The Chronicle since 1986 in a variety of roles, first as an athletics reporter and editor. He has won three National Awards for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association, including one in 2009 for a series of Inside Higher Ed articles he co-wrote on college rankings. He began his career as a news clerk at The New York Times. He grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and graduated in 1984 from Princeton University.
Scott Jaschik
Co-founder and Editor @Inside Higher Ed
With Doug Lederman, Scott Jaschik leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education.