|Title:||The Strategic Data Project for Higher Education|
|Principal Investigator:||Kane, Thomas||Awardee:||Harvard University|
|Program:||Unsolicited and Other Awards [Program Details]|
|Award Period:||11 months (5/1/19 –3/31/20)||Award Amount:||$199,277|
Co-Principal Investigators: Fullerton, Jon; Whitfield, Cristina
The research team for the Strategic Data Project (SDP) at Harvard University will examine whether its approach of recruiting, training, and placing data analysts in LEAs and SEAs can be extended to the postsecondary level in order to help postsecondary institutions improve completion rates (especially for disadvantaged students) and incorporate workforce outcomes into program planning and evaluation. Under this project, the SDP will develop
This work will be carried in four Phases.
The project will produce a white paper that summarizes the data and analyses needs of and challenges faced by postsecondary institutions. At the conclusion of the project, the research team will have identified the components of the SDP-HE program including a selection model for fellows and the tools to carry it out and a curriculum framework as well as a placement strategy for fellows. In addition, they will identify at least 10 postsecondary institutions or systems interested in taking part in the pilot cohort of fellows, a business model to make SDP-HE sustainable, and potential sources of funding for the pilot study.