Planning for Higher Education Journal

Retain Your Students!

The Analytics, Policies and Politics of Reinvention Strategies
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From Volume 42 Number 3 | April–June 2014
By Linda L. Baer, Ann Hill Duin

Change in higher education is ubiquitous. Accountability, assessment, outcomes, competencies, affordability, and quality continue to be of critical importance to stakeholders, policy makers, students, and communities. A three-part strategy for reinventing the paradigm around student success includes analytics, policies, and politics. As stewards of the future, we all need to be aware of the importance of analytics in developing continuous improvement strategies; the role of policies in supporting the framework that allows us to deliver on the promise of education; and the politics that form the complex environment that must sustain and support new approaches to meeting students’ learning needs.

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