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Data-Informed Space Utilization: Cultivating Partnerships

At most institutions, physical space is a resource second only to personnel, yet it may not be managed as judiciously. Using data to understand how space is allocated, how the condition of space affects use, and how the evolving nature of space use will affect future demand can contribute to optimized space utilization while supporting institutional goals. This resource is designed to support business officers and other institutional leaders in developing data-informed space utilization practices.

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Using a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lens With Data

Among the analytics skills needed in today’s business offices is the ability to view institutional data through a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) lens. As DEI conversations come to the forefront in higher education, college and university leaders—including those in the business office—will need the skills to apply a DEI lens in areas they may not have previously considered.

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Communicating Business and Financial Information: Telling a Data Story

Data experts must be able to communicate insights from data analyses so institutional leaders can confidently make evidence-based decisions for the college or university. This resource provides business officers with best practices for communicating data, financial data in particular, as well as guidance on navigating common data communication challenges.

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From Data to Decisions: The Higher Education Analytics Adventure

Developing individual and institutional capacity to support turning data into information and translating information into action allows colleges and universities to harness the power of data. This resource provides business officers with insight into the processes that transform data into insights and support individuals in building their institutional data knowledge.

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Data Governance for Business Officers

Data governance defines an institution's data strategy and outlines rights and responsibilities for how stakeholders across the campus should manage and use data. This resource provides business officers with information about data governance practices and offers guidance for how business officers can support their institution's data governance plan.

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Understanding Academic Costs: Cost Modeling, Data Analytics, and Decision-Making

Academic cost modeling is one way leaders can better understand how programs contribute to the success of an institution and the investment required to make this happen. This resource provides business officers with information about the process of understanding academic costs, questions to consider throughout such an initiative, and advice for navigating challenges.

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