Data-Enabled Leadership

About

​​​​​In recent years, the potential of big data and predictive analytics has drawn headlines and generated buzz across higher education. ACE wants senior leaders to feel equipped to make rigorous and informed use of data to address existing issues and prepare for the future needs of their students, institutions, and systems. ACE’s research and insights on data-enabled leadership focus on how college and university leaders can best use academic, personnel, service, and budget data to improve efficiency across the entire enterprise, with a particular focus on enhancing student success.

Reports and Publications
The Data-Enabled Executive: Using Analytics for Student Success and Sustainability
The Data-Enabled Executive: Using Analytics for Student Success and Sustainability
This brief shares findings from a convening of higher education thought leaders and campus stakeholders, and highlights the need for leaders to be better equipped for the opportunities and challenges that result from efforts to implement data analytics.
Bringing Accountability to Life: How Savvy Data Users Find the "Actionable N" to Improve Equity and Sustainability in Higher Education
Bringing Accountability to Life: How Savvy Data Users Find the "Actionable N" to Improve Equity and Sustainability in Higher Education
This brief identifies and celebrates the many ways savvy data users in institutions of higher education are helping college students navigate barriers to academic success and—even more importantly—taking steps to remove those barriers.
Evolving Higher Education Business Models: Leading with Data to Deliver Results
Evolving Higher Education Business Models: Leading with Data to Deliver Results
This paper examines a network approach to leadership that creates transparency around institutional financial data using business model analysis.