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Demystifying Data Governance
February 11, 2021

Demystifying Data Governance for Higher Education Institutions

There’s a lot of confusion in higher education about what data governance is. Is it security, is it policy, is it data quality? In this blog, we demystify data governance for higher education institutions, explore the signs that your institution may have a data governance problem, and examine the key pillars of data governance.

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November 18, 2020

Driving SIS Replacement through Enterprise Architecture

As part of their digital transformation strategy, many institutions are currently either considering or executing a Student Information System (SIS) migration or reimplementation (i.e. an SIS project)—even during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Enterprise Architect (EA) plays a key role in making the decision between a migration and reimplementation.  Additionally, the EA will play a key role in each stage of an SIS project, from selection of the right product to ensuring a successful project. 

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Culture and success
October 27, 2020

Culture Critical for Digital Transformation Success

At Higher Digital, we believe that culture is the primary reason that higher education institutions avoid Dx, and we also believe that culture is the primary determinant of success executing Dx.

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October 6, 2020

COVID-19: Opportunity to Invest in Your Future

Distance education must and will improve to become more immersive and engaging for faculty and students alike; C-suite executives should not allow any pushback against last spring’s COVID-induced emergency remote teaching to stall this strategic imperative.

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George Floyd
June 12, 2020

Statement on Murder of George Floyd

The murder of George Floyd happened on May 25th. Since that time many companies have published statements condemning the incident and calling for change. It was hard to avoid publishing a quick response, but we know full well the hazard of being reactive.

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May 28, 2020

Why I Joined Higher Digital

I am thrilled to be joining Higher Digital in the role of President and I’d like to tell you why. This company is at the cutting edge of aligning Strategy, Agile Change Management and DevOps to rewrite the rules and best practices for 21st century leadership.

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May 21, 2020

Enterprise Architecture Fortifies Business Continuity Planning

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed strengths and weaknesses of higher education business continuity planning. All institutions have been impacted, with most likely mired in implementing and revising their business continuity plans. An enterprise architect can help map essential business processes, systems, and services necessary to continue operating and serving students, faculty, and staff.

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April 15, 2020

Data Governance in Higher Education

The requirement for data-informed decisions extends across the campus, including academic advising for student success; donor selection for advancement fund-raising campaign; energy conservation and facilities utilization programming; budget allocation and expenditure control. However, each of these examples contains a major assumption—that the underlying data are both trustworthy and the highest quality available.

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