What’s New

Tom Penniston Promoted to Coordinator of Learning Analytics

Also accepted into competitive LA institute at NC State

I am pleased to announce that Tom Penniston has accepted a new position as DoIT’s Coordinator of Learning Analytics.  In his new role, Tom will continue and extend his work to leverage...

Posted: May 16, 2022, 10:23 AM

How likely is it that a student will graduate in six years?

Early predictions give us more time to help!

The Data Science Team recently released its set of predictions for the 6-year graduation probabilities of the 2020 Freshman cohort. Below is a snapshot of the current cohort's predictions, in...

Posted: March 16, 2022, 9:20 AM

HelioCampus Update #4: Current status and next steps

What you need to know in a 3-minute read

The February 14th meeting agenda of the Data Management Committee featured an update on the status of the Helio Campus Implementation and the project plan.  That update, in the form of a one-page...

Posted: March 8, 2022, 8:45 AM

Assessing our use of data & promoting the student experience

What we've been up to in a five minute read!

The Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Student Success Technologies Group is part of the Provost;s Office and the Division of Information Technology.  Our component parts include the Business...

Posted: March 3, 2022, 8:03 AM

HelioCampus Update #3: First-Year Retention Predictions

Our first playbook is hot off the press!

First-year retention is UMBC’s single biggest point of loss during the lifetime of a freshman cohort and a key focus area of the university’s student success efforts. To support this work the Data...

Posted: February 15, 2022, 9:50 AM

SP22 Data Science & Learning Analytics Workshops Schedule

Noon series will feature plenty of show & tell demos

For the Spring 22 semester, DoIT's Analytics & Instructional Technology groups will continue to offer student success and learning analytics-related workshops for the UMBC community.  All...

Posted: January 31, 2022, 2:33 PM

PIVOT Courses Associated with Improved SEEQs and Tool Use

Faculty training to support empirically driven course design potentially represents one of the most scalable options available for improving student outcomes at an institution. One strategy to...

Posted: August 19, 2021, 3:58 PM

Five Faculty Receive UMBC Learning Analytics Mini Grants

$2k professional development awards renewable annually

To encourage, identify, and exchange effective practice in the use of data to inform teaching and learning, the Provost’s Office has awarded UMBC’s first learning analytics mini grants to five...

Posted: July 22, 2021, 3:15 PM

HelioCampus Implementation Update #2:

It’s Rollout Time!

HelioCampus is a data analytics platform that provides UMBC with the next-generation decision support services.  Helio integrates our enterprise data warehouse with advanced reporting and...

Posted: June 7, 2021, 10:04 AM

Using Analytics to Improve Student Success

Nudging math students to tutoring

Mathematics is a powerful tool.  We use applications from math all day, every day, like when we drive over a bridge or look at our email.   Math is very difficult for many people, and they...

Posted: March 4, 2021, 1:53 PM