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"Do we pout?" "No, Daddy. We take action."


Check out this awesome guest blog post from Andy Miller, on how Concordia University - Wisconsin used data to support intensive advising and increase its retention rates.


FAST Data Out of the Box: Using analytics to support intensive advising and increase retention rates - Blackboard Blog



Andy is speaking along with Christopher Brandt as part of our "Best of BAS" webinar series. Register now to learn more:


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Headcount and Credit Hour Reporting for Student Management


At the 2018 Blackboard Analytics Symposium, we launched a new program designed to enhance the core functionality of Blackboard Intelligence modules through strategic client partnerships.  The Innovation Partnership Program for Blackboard Intelligence invites proposals from institutions with ideas for high impact enhancement requests for Blackboard Intelligence modules (including Analytics for Learn, Student Management, Financial Aid, Finance, HR, and Advancement).


Today we are delighted to announce the first project that we will complete as part of the Innovative Partnership Program: headcount and credit hour goals reporting in Student Management.  Proposed by Karen Bussan from Roosevelt University, this feature will give institutions the ability to easily compare their progress against headcount and credit hour goals.


Founded in 1945 to educate students of every race, ethnicity and religion,  is a nationally recognized, distinctively diverse institution.  Roosevelt offers more than 70 undergraduate majors with an average class size of 20 students and a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. Roosevelt also offers more than 40 graduate programs and is home to the third oldest music conservatory in the country.  With two campus locations in Chicago and Schaumburg, Roosevelt total student enrollment in 2017-18 is 4,457 of which 45% are students of color and represent over 400 international students from 73 countries.


Since 2011, Roosevelt has effectively leveraged Student Management to increase transparency, empower campus leaders by putting actionable information in their hands, and support institutional goals around enrollment, retention, and graduation by enabling fact-based decision-making.  We look forward to collaborating with Roosevelt University to build upon the customization work that they completed last year to provide headcount and credit hour goals reporting as a standard feature in the next release of the Student Management module for Blackboard Intelligence.


A huge thank you to all who submitted a proposal prior to March 1, 2018. We will continue to consider all these project ideas, alongside new proposals, which we will review and accept on a rolling basis.  If you have an idea for a new feature with the potential to benefit the entire Blackboard Intelligence, learn more about the Innovation Partnership Program an submit your idea here: Innovation Partnership Program for Blackboard Intelligence



Last year we ran a very successful series of technical training webinars to help Blackboard Intelligence customers to implement their own customizations, and maximize the value they are able to extract from their existing analytics investments.


They're back!


We are still building out the schedule, but the line up for this series is already looking spectacular:


APRIL 17, 2018 | 1:00PM - 2:00PM EDT | SPEAKER: Brandy Thatcher

TECH TALK: Implementing the NSC Data Extension for Student Management


March 15, 2018 | 1:00PM - 2:00PM EDT | SPEAKER: Christopher Brandt

TECH TALK: Customizing Student Management for unique email distribution to advisors


Register today! If you have an idea for content that you would like to see covered in a future webinar, or if you have a customization you would like to share with the technical community, let me know in the comments below.