Armed with relevant data and a willingness to explore it, the Sandbox ColLABorative and Southern New Hampshire University are fulfilling their mission to challenge the status quo and transform students’ lives. Sandbox is SNHU’s in-house consultancy and “academic R&D” unit, focused on innovation and emerging trends in education and the marketplace. Using tools from Emsi, the Sandbox team produces deliverables for a variety of committees and groups at SNHU.
Data isn’t everything. It isn’t autonomous. But data has given Creighton University a foundation for a uniquely collaborative approach wherein marketing, admin, and faculty work together to evaluate programs and address skills gaps—an approach centered on ground-truthing the data…with real people.
With the kickoff of the 2015-2016 school year, Schoolcraft College became Michigan’s first two-year institution to offer a four-year in culinary arts, and has also launched a brand new brewing certificate program.
Sometimes the best offense is a good defense. Certainly this been the case for Cerritos College the past few years. Poised on the edge of Los Angeles and Orange counties with a 52-square-mile service area, the college has used EMSI’s labor market data to sharpen its career and technical education (CTE) programs in order to stay both competitive in a college-saturated region and relevant in an age increasingly skeptical of CTE’s value.
Recently, Monroe Community College published Measuring Middle-Skills Occupational Gaps Within the Finger Lakes Regional Economy, a report that uses a collection of data to measure skills gaps in the local community. EMSI’s program impact numbers also helped MCC demonstrate the economic return for each successful completion within its target occupation groups.
It’s only been available for a few weeks, but according to Kevin Long from Montgomery College, Emsi’s Job Posting Analytics data is already making a big difference.