Turning Knowledge Into Action: What's Data Got to Do With It?

June 1st, 2004
Publication Author: 
Lisa Petrides
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This 2004 release published by the League of Innovation discusses the ways in which community colleges combine technology with inquiry-based decision-making in order to take fullest advantage of web-based interfaces, data warehouses, and a culture of inquiry that seeks continuous improvement.

PHOENIX, AZ . June 1, 2004 - The League for Innovation in the Community College is pleased to announce the availability of Turning Knowledge Into Action: What Does Data Have to Do With It? The latest League publication was written by Lisa A. Petrides, President and Founder of the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education.

According to Petrides, community colleges, which have been particularly hard hit, are constantly seeking new and innovative ways to mobilize their resources in order to develop successful strategies for people who do not meet traditional college student characteristics.

The publication, available for purchase at www.leaguestore.org, is based on interviews with more than 65 top-level community college administrators. It details how community colleges are facing specific challenges in their efforts to collect data on student performance, to analyze it effectively, and to then share it in meaningful ways that lead to proactive decision making about investments in programs and services . such as targeting remedial assistance to those who need it, matching course availability with student demand, and providing better consumer information for prospective students and other important constituents. 

The League for Innovation in the Community College is the only major international organization specifically committed to improving community colleges through innovation, experimentation and institutional transformation. The League hosts conferences and institutes, develops web resources, conducts research, produces publications, and leads projects and initiatives with more than 750 member colleges, 100 corporate partners, and a host of other government and nonprofit agencies in a continuing effort to make a positive difference for students and communities. Information about the League and its activities is available at www.league.org.


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