Data and Analytics in a World of Virtual Campus Visits

By Ashton Black | April 15, 2020

In predictive modeling, if the input component (i.e. data) is poor, the output (i.e. predictions, insights) usually suffers. A good practice to ensure a higher quality input component is to collect the data in as detailed of a fashion as possible. This gives those who are [...]

Addressing Affordability Amid COVID-19 with Data and Analytics

By Zach Varga | April 14, 2020

Like many organizations and industries, your institution and the entire higher education community are facing significant challenges from the COVID-19 global pandemic. Whether you are trying to enroll your class or you are working to ensure your current student body retains and [...]

An Analytics Perspective on AACRAO’s Guidance for Changes in Transfer Student Admissions Policies Impacted by COVID-19

By Jeff Morgan | April 14, 2020

On April 1st, the American Association of College Registrars and Officers (AACRAO) released its Guidance on Admissions from Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 Impacted Terms. This resource makes several suggestions for postsecondary institutions to consider, considering the unusual [...]

Partner Questions: COVID-19 and the Othot Platform

By Othot Team | April 13, 2020

These are questions that we’ve gathered from our partners about data collection, models, and predictions in the COVID-19 environment. If you would like to discuss any questions in this document, please contact a member of the Partner Success Team at othotteam@othot.com. 1. How [...]

The Time to Use Data

By Fred Weiss | April 13, 2020

Welcome to the first in a series of blog posts that we hope will give you advice and counsel as to how higher ed institutions manage their way through - and out of - the coronavirus pandemic. I’m a believer that what we’re experiencing today is NOT the new normal, and that what [...]

The EM Perfect Storm… just got worse and became truly the Storm of the Century!

By Chris Lucier | March 17, 2020

In the 2000 movie, “The Perfect Storm,” based on the 1997 book of the same name and the true story of the Andrea Gail (1992), the crew of a fishing boat out of Gloucester, Massachusetts find themselves in the “storm of the century," a confluence of two powerful weather fronts [...]

What’s new in the 3.1 Release of the Othot Platform

By Bob DiMaggio | March 5, 2020

Many of our partners have told us that to meet all of their enrollment objectives, they need to make tough decisions on which students to admit. Who they admit ultimately determines not only enrollment totals, but also the shape of their class and the financial stability of the [...]

NACAC Code of Ethics Changes: Thinking About “Melt” During a Pittsburgh Winter

By Andy Hannah | March 4, 2020

In Pittsburgh, and I am sure in other parts of the Northeast, our road crews actually “paint” the roads with salt to prepare for the snow. Because the salt melts the snow, this preparation prevents accidents and reduces delays in commutes. In a similar way, we need to prepare [...]
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