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Abundant data on campuses should be refined and shared

At the University of Arizona, Susda Ram, a professor of management information systems and director of the university’s Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics, has developed an initiative he hopes will use data to prevent students from dropping out, which happens most often in the first 12 weeks. While many institutions use such analytics to check on students (Arizona already tracks 800 data points), Ram is collecting different social and behavioral information, according to EdTech.

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