From Data to Decisions: A CDO’s Lens

Gartner defines data literacy as “the ability to read, write and communicate data in context, including an understanding of data sources and constructs, analytical methods and techniques applied, and the ability to describe the use case, application and resulting value.” The lack of data literacy is an internal hindrance to the effectiveness of the CDO’s office. Data literacy is crucial for data-informed decisions, especially in higher education.  For that reason, I have created this blog to share Marshall University’s journey through data governance and data literacy.

The Art of Preparation: From Baseball to IR – May 30, 2024
Unlocking the Stories Behind Marshall’s Numbers: A Dive into Data Literacy – April 11, 2024
From Yard Work to Database and Visualization Work w/PowerBI: Cultivating Excellence – March 28, 2024
Welcoming Sam Aretz: Enhancing Our Capabilities with Business Intelligence and Data Analytics – March 14, 2024
Happenings in IR at Marshall University – February 29, 2024
The Art of Data Visualization in PowerBI: Essential Skills for Impactful Insights – February 15, 2024
Collecting Insights: How Baseball Cards Sparked My Love for Data – February 1, 2024
Marshall University’s New Institutional Data Platform: A Leap Forward in Data Transparency – January 25, 2024
Embracing a Data-Informed Future at Marshall University, Like a BOSS – January 18, 2024
The Role of Institutional Research in Shaping Higher Education – January 11, 2024
Starting the New Year with a Strategic Approach: Elevating Our Office’s Data and Project Management Goals – January 4, 2024
Navigating the Numbers: PowerBI Visualizations and the Importance of ETL – December 21, 2023
Navigating Financial Challenges: The Power of Data-Driven Decision-Making in University Budgeting – December 14, 2023
The Intersection of Technology & Data in Higher Education: Transforming the Role of Chief Data Officers – December 7, 2023
Revolutionizing Enrollment Reporting and Data Visualization with PowerBI: A 4-Week Journey – November 30, 2023
Embracing Data to Give Thanks: A Thanksgiving Reflection – November 23, 2023
Transparency and Accountability: Communicating Data to Stakeholders – November 16, 2023
The Crucial Role of Clean Data: My Journey in Data Validation – November 9, 2023
Predictive Analytics in Higher Ed: Navigating Enrollment Trends and Student Success – November 2, 2023
Navigating the Enrollment Cliff: The Vital Role of Institutional Research – October 26, 2023
Building a Data-Driven Culture at Educational Institutions: Key Strategies – October 19, 2023
Empowering Faculty with Data: Strategies for Making Data Accessible and Usable in Day-to-Day Roles – October 12, 2023
The Importance of Data Quality: Diving into the Intricacies of Ensuring Data Accuracy and Relevance – October 5, 2023
Accelerating Institutional Research Through Augmented Intelligence – September 28, 2023
The Evolving Landscape of Data Storage and Analytics: Operational Databases, Data Warehouses, Data Lakes, and Data Lakehouses – September 21, 2023
The Importance of Benchmarking Data Against Peers in Higher Education – September 14, 2023
Data Governance at Marshall University: The CDO’s Perspective – September 7, 2023
The Signature of Trust: The Importance of Ownership in Published Data – August 31, 2023
Demystifying Student Counts: Headcount, FTE, and FTTE Explained – August 24, 2023
The Importance of Data Literacy in Higher Education: A Message from the Chief Data Officer – August 17, 2023