Title

Strategically driving away from dismal graduate employability through university data analytics

Date of this Version

9-4-2015

Document Type

Miscellaneous Material

Publication Details

Kinash, S. (2015). Strategically driving away from dismal graduate employability through university data analytics. Criterion Conferences Blog: Tertiary Education. 4 September, 2015. [Criterion Conference Blog post].

Click on the link to view the blog.

The topic will be further discussed at the 'Business Intelligence in Tertiary Education' conference in Sydney, 25-26 November, 2015.

Abstract

Extract: Currently in higher education, it is like there are two newly constructed parallel roads allowing us to move from Point A to Point B, only there is a berm between them. They would be so much more powerful and strategic if they were converged to a single road with two lanes. One of those roads is that of data analytics and the other is that of student employability activity. They are currently extending in the same direction, but seldom converging. We are currently at Point A where we do not know enough about our students and their learning activities and our graduates are suffering the lowest employment outcomes in twenty years. A well-constructed two-lane road of data analytics and strategic employability supports can get us to Point B with a quality student experience and heightened graduate outcomes.