Student Success Analytics (SSA)

Welcome to the EDUCAUSE Student Success Analytics Community Group!

Goal: The goal of the community group is to promote, educate, and further a network of practitioners with a desire to improve student success through the use of analytics.  The more we can collaborate and share on these efforts, the easier it is for these initiatives to grow and succeed. Join us on Slack!

Recent Announcements

  • ACTION: Please provide feedback for SSA CG All,Each year in February the Student Success Analytics Community Group (SSA CG) gathers feedback from the community group to: i) help us understand who is in the CG and ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2019, 7:54 AM by Linda Feng
  • 2019 Learning Analytics and Student Success Summit Colleagues., Please consider joining us in Bloomington, IN on April 3-5 for our second annual learning analytics summit. Tim McKay will be one of our keynote speakers, and there ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2019, 7:53 AM by Linda Feng
  • SSA Webinar Series - Q1 Join Matt, Jason, Joshua, and Ben along with many others from the Student Success Analytics Community Group for our quarterly webinar series on Wednesday, February 27th at 2:00pm ...
    Posted Feb 18, 2019, 11:24 AM by Linda Feng
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  • Individuals from educational institutions, organizations, and providers serving them who are actively planning or implementing analytics initiative aimed at improving student success.

  • Please don’t worry if you aren’t a data analyst, this group is for everyone interested in using analytics for student success, not just advanced mathematicians.

  • Anyone who is interested in the topic matter can, and should, join.  There is plenty of room for everyone and the resources of the group will be geared toward all technology comfort levels.

  • Join Today! - SSACG MembershipExternal Link

Steering Committee, Meetings and Listserv

Resource Hub - Top 5 (lst update: 02/21/19)

Reading: Books, Journals, Publications, Reports & Articles

  1. The Life-cycle of Sustainable Analytics: From Data Collection to Change Management
  2. Predictive Analytics in Higher Education
  3. Those Who Quit: A Study of Student Retention at 2Yr Community and For Profit Colleges
  4. Practitioner Perspectives on the Use of Predictive Analytics in Targeted Advising for College Students
  5. Using Learning Analytics to Predict (and Improve) Student Success: A Faculty Perspective
  6. The Effects of Student Coaching: An Evaluation of a Randomized Experiment in Student Advising
  7. What IT Leaders Need to Know About Data Science

Presentation: Webinars & Presentations

  1. The Life-cycle of Sustainable Analytics: From Data Collection to Change Management
  2. Empowering Ethical Use of Analytics in Higher Education: Data Governance
  3. Artificial Intelligence in Education: Legal Considerations and Ethical Questions
  4. Path to Predictive Learning Analytics

Learning: Resources, Tools, Conferences

  1. What's Changed: 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science
  2. SAS Resource HUB