Delayed Results: The June 1 Enrollment Outlook

By Othot Partner Success Team | June 17, 2020

Another month has passed since we shared a post about May 1 enrollment trends among our higher ed partner institutions. Because of COVID-19, some schools officially shifted their admissions “Decision Day” to June 1 and others unofficially continued to accept deposits after May [...]

Why Predictive Modeling in Higher Ed is a Must-Have

By John Abbatico | May 28, 2020

For higher education institutions, the concepts of predictive modeling informed by machine learning do not differ much from human learning. Data is fed to computer algorithms and these algorithms look for data patterns that can be attributed to a specific outcome. This is [...]

The Reality of Decision Day

By Othot Partner Success Team | May 20, 2020

Over the past couple of months, many higher ed institutions officially extended the traditional May 1 deadline for students to accept admission, and many others unofficially accepted decisions later than normal. The question on everyone’s mind – what’s the impact of that change [...]

What is Vaporware? And How to Find Out if It’s What You’re Being Sold

By Nathan Turner | May 18, 2020

"If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is." You’ve found the perfect software solution for your institution. It does everything (and more) and solves your problems. But does it? It could be vaporware. Vaporware is something that I learned about when I was Director of [...]

For CFO’s: The Power of Artificial Intelligence Drives Better Decisions and Higher ROI

By Kelley Lynch | May 11, 2020

I have been a Chief Financial Officer (with some additional titles) for the better part of 20 years – different industries, different size companies, some domestic and others international – and all have been at high-growth companies. I am more of an operations-focused CFO. [...]

The Data Trust Journey (COVID-19 Edition)

By John Abbatico | May 6, 2020

We often say to our partners that the use of predictive and prescriptive analytics is a journey. The foundation of this journey is establishing trust in what advanced analytical approaches are telling you. Trust takes time, even during a pandemic. This is a fact that is [...]

Anomalies: Drivers of Progress

By Mark Voortman | April 29, 2020

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka” but “That’s funny...”- Isaac Asimov Newton’s law of universal gravitation made successful predictions for hundreds of years. Then one odd anomaly in Mercury’s orbit changed [...]

The Long and Short of It, Planning During COVID-19

By Greg Curry | April 24, 2020

COVID-19 has thrown colleges and universities into short-term chaos. I’ve learned about the challenges and the chaos from both the institution’s and the student’s perspectives. Every day at work, I talk to enrollment and student success professionals across campuses, big and [...]
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