Big comparable data is higher education’s friend

July 18, 2013

Big data is higher education’s friend … as long as we use that data to report on metrics related to the issues that matter most for student success. With a better system in place, policymakers will be able to assess data clearly and compare it across all colleges and universities.

The following opinion piece co-authored by Capella University President Scott Kinney on The Hill’s Congress Blog explains the importance of collecting comparable higher ed data, and how being transparent with that data can help individual schools, and our nation as a whole, achieve our higher education goals.

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/education/311771-get-the-facts-first-a-path-forward-for-higher-education

What do you think? Do you agree that this sort of uniform data collection and transparency is important?

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